The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to ... See full summary »
The German U-Boat, U-234, from the Port of Kiel is trading cargo with the Japanese. USS Seaviper must locate and stop this dangerous exchange. The Captain of USS Seaviper must go ashore to conduct reconnaissance on an island near Sumatra, but the ship is left in the hands of Mister Cutter, after the Executive Officer is injured in battle. A conflict between Cutter and the Chief of the Boat puts the submarine in jeopardy. Seaviper is trapped below the surface, with decreasing oxygen, and a Japanese destroyer hunting them from above. Damage to the boat also leave her survival in question. They must fight the Japanese destroyer and get the information about U-235 back to Pearl Harbor. Written by
I had high hopes going into this film, it is highly rated on IMDb and looked to be on an interesting subject. However I got hung up on all the little errors that are on every frame. Hands down the biggest complaint I would have is with the costumes. When the 'admiral' and 'captain' are speaking to each other, notice how clean their clothes are...like they have never been worn before 10 min ago when filming began. Also pay attention to the large numbers of medals the Admiral is wearing to denote his rank and any citations he may have been awarded in his career. When the characters are playing cards, it is obvious none of them know how to play, they use continuation bets.
Much of the effects seem to be added as an after thought, when the sub is preparing to dive some idiot throws a bucket of water down the hatch as it is closed, to signify the approaching ocean. Cut to the next scene and the sub is still 10 feet above the water preparing to dive, nice and dry. Also the actors should have been given an hour or two to practice moving on the ship hurriedly, like their lives depended on getting to that hatch before the ocean came into the sub! These actors would die so fast in war.
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