Movies at Main St: DEEP BLUE SEA (1999)

actress with shark in the background

Main Street Landing’s weekly movie series brings great classic cinema to the Burlington area. It is a free event open to the public on a first come first served basis. We accept donations at the door to benefit a local non-profit. Movies at Main Street Landing offers the non-profit organization the platform to raise money, to receive advertising exposure, and to promote their cause. 

These weekly screenings culturally enrich the Burlington community –  free classic films presented weekly on our big 25 foot movie screen with Dolby surround sound. Every Tuesday Night at 7 p.m. at the Main Street Landing Film House, Third Floor of the Lake and College Building, at Sixty Lake Street, in Burlington, Vermont.

DEEP BLUE SEA (1999)

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If there’s one thing Renny Harlin does well, it’s craft thrilling action with big budget flair. As such, Deep Blue Sea isn’t exactly high-brow, but boy does it entertain. There’s a gleeful sense of fun, as Harlin speeds from exhilarating action sequence to action sequence. It’s a reminder that movies don’t always have to have a profound depth or statement to make to solidify their ranks as worthwhile cinema; just pure summer fun will sometimes do.

Deep Blue Sea was the first film Stephen King saw in theaters after nearly dying from a vehicular accident and he enjoyed every second of it. So did critic Roger Ebert. The point being is that there’s a reason Deep Blue Sea was profitable during its theatrical run, and why it still has a solid fanbase today. Harlin dared to bring the horror genre back to the high-budget ranks of films like Jaws, a rarity when horror has increasingly become relegated to low budget profit machines. Jaws may be the granddaddy of all shark horror films, but Deep Blue Sea proved action horror, great special effects, and a strong grasp of suspense can be just as memorable.