Twenty 12-year-old black boys from one of the most violent ghettos in Baltimore, Maryland, are taken 10,000 miles away to an experimental boarding school in rural Kenya, to try to take ... See full summary »
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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
The very minimal footage of the actual "AOTD" is "WOW" inducing, but you would expect much, much, more from a Documentary with this pedigree. We see maybe ten minutes of inspiring "real" footage but not enough to pad this really disappointing delivery of abyss dwellers.
There is much giddy talk that is really embarrassing and seems like a bedtime story for preschoolers and the film as a whole is barely educational. There is one scene of showing "the ugliest thing on the planet, look...it has little feet" and that is truly "amazing" but the little guy with the five toes is on screen for about 30 seconds and except for one more really interesting "i have know idea what that is", Angel looking creature (on screen for 30 seconds), that's it.
The rest of the "Aliens of the Deep" consist of shrimp, crabs, and tube worms. Hardly enough for an IMAX and Cinema release.
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