James Cameron journeys to some of the Earth's deepest, most extreme and unknown environments in search of the strange and alien creatures that live there. Joining him is a team of young NASA scientists and marine biologists who consider how these life forms represent life we may one day find in outer space not only on distant planets orbiting distant stars, but also within our own solar system. Aliens of the Deep is the result of expeditions to several hydrothermal vent sites in the Atlantic and the Pacific. These are violent volcanic regions where new planet is literally being born and where the interaction between ocean and molten rock creates plumes of super-heated, chemically-charged water that serve as oases for animals unlike anything ever discovered. Six-foot tall worms with blood-red plumes and no stomach, blind white crabs, and a biomass of shrimp capable of "seeing" heat all compete to find just the right location in the flow of the super-heated, life-giving water or to fry ... Written by
An unusual look at Jim Cameron. The director in his deep diving expedition.
I've been always a fan of James Cameron and his movies. And I will never forgive myself for taking so much time to watch this one. I wish I could had seen it before his newest masterpiece, Avatar, which I'm looking forward to write about too.
I'm still overwhelmed by the whole thing. Cameron presents us some of the people he worked with in this movie and they're all illuminated and wise human beings. It's a pleasure too see these people working together to give us a fantastic adventure. The way Cameron works, how he talks to his crew, how he describes some life forms (''look at this creature, it's beautiful, looks like a dancer'' or ''I could watch this guy all the time, it seems it is glowing from within''), how he films the diving sequences, it's all amazing.
Cameron is a visionary, a surprisingly talented filmmaker, who is also bold and courageous like no other director. This film is inspirational. Watch it for beautiful underwater sequences, the energy of Jim Cameron and the talent and knowledge of all these people that worked with him.
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