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Submerged - review

Serena

Administrator
#61
Clement3000 said:
Hey Guys! :D Thanks for posting the reviews, doesn't sound all that promising, voice dubbing kills me, it seems to be selling good though
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #877 in DVD
Hey, buddy! Good to see you. :D

And thanks for the update. :) I think that's the best it's been by a wide margin--and I believe may be better than Into the Sun ever did prerelease.
 
#62
Nice bit of Crumpet said:
Vertigo, Casablanca, Taxi Driver, Submerged within in the first ten minutes the class of all these films becomes immediately obvious. All four films feature stunning script writing, amazing directing, unbelievable acting and subtexts only rivalled by the works of Joyce. In Submerged we see two young upcoming actors add their physical, mental and artistic peaks. Steven Seagal plays one of his most memorable roles in a truly heart-warming portrayal of a man battling against all the odds. I find it difficult to even imagine Thomas Hardy creating a more believable heroic and yet somehow someway strongly familiar character. But to lavish all the attention on Mr Seagal would be a grave insult to what stands as the films shining light. Here we find Gary Daniels to make the film his own with a harrowing deep and controversial portrayal of a man driven to desperate means by his penury and abject demoralisation yet somehow we find his character, Sharpe, to be the most memorable and likeable in the piece. Perhaps it is his overt charity, compassion and a reaffirming voracious` ingenuity which makes Sharpe possibly the most popular character in film history The cinematography is reminiscent of a young Kurosawa and the directing constantly sweeps between Ridley Scott epic ness and Aranofski humanity. The directing is the first in my memory at least to name the artist in question a virtuoso in his field. If you've ever loved, if you've ever lost, if you've ever fought against the odds for something you believe in, this film will serve as your grail. And so I must depart but I will leave you with some words from the great man himself Gary Daniels "Believe it, achieve it".
This film will change your life, don’t miss out.
Sounds good "NboC". Keep the good reviews comming... and welcome to this site.
Robert
 

Clement3000

aka The Phoenix
#63
Serena said:
Hey, buddy! Good to see you. :D

And thanks for the update. :) I think that's the best it's been by a wide margin--and I believe may be better than Into the Sun ever did prerelease.
It's good to see you to Buddy! :D
I think you are right, I believe this is much better than Into the SUn, not to be annoying, but I just checked it again and it's even better:
Amazon.com Sales Rank: #482 in DVD
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00083FZEU/ref=pd_ecc_rvi_1/104-4510715-5450335
 
#64
Nice bit of Crumpet said:
Vertigo, Casablanca, Taxi Driver, Submerged within in the first ten minutes the class of all these films becomes immediately obvious. All four films feature stunning script writing, amazing directing, unbelievable acting and subtexts only rivalled by the works of Joyce. In Submerged we see two young upcoming actors add their physical, mental and artistic peaks. Steven Seagal plays one of his most memorable roles in a truly heart-warming portrayal of a man battling against all the odds. I find it difficult to even imagine Thomas Hardy creating a more believable heroic and yet somehow someway strongly familiar character. But to lavish all the attention on Mr Seagal would be a grave insult to what stands as the films shining light. Here we find Gary Daniels to make the film his own with a harrowing deep and controversial portrayal of a man driven to desperate means by his penury and abject demoralisation yet somehow we find his character, Sharpe, to be the most memorable and likeable in the piece. Perhaps it is his overt charity, compassion and a reaffirming voracious` ingenuity which makes Sharpe possibly the most popular character in film history The cinematography is reminiscent of a young Kurosawa and the directing constantly sweeps between Ridley Scott epic ness and Aranofski humanity. The directing is the first in my memory at least to name the artist in question a virtuoso in his field. If you've ever loved, if you've ever lost, if you've ever fought against the odds for something you believe in, this film will serve as your grail. And so I must depart but I will leave you with some words from the great man himself Gary Daniels "Believe it, achieve it".
This film will change your life, don’t miss out.
Hahaha! Something tells me that this clown is taking the pi$$!
 
#73
Amazon Customer Review Of Submerged:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...ref=sr_1_1/104-6767872-1139110?v=glance&s=dvd

4/5 Stars

Actually not bad, May 25, 2005
Reviewer: Kyle (Brooklyn, NY United States) - See all my reviews

When i first heard about this movie 6 months ago, I had little hope. It is directed by Anthony Hickox who has directed some really bad movies. The premise was originally to be about mutants being on a sub and Steven fighting them off. But they changed it to a more logical plot(very happy they did). Submerged stars Steven Seagal, and Vinnie Jones. They are the most important actors in this film. Basically Steven is a independent agent who has his own private crew and they take out the bad guys. He is called upon to deal with a scientest who created a mind controlling drug and has used it to take out the US Ambassador. Steven and the others know that something else is going to down and they must hurry and stop it!

Submerged is better then Out for a Kill, Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach and Into the Sun(which we all thought would be good). Into the Sun had a budget of $35million. This one had only $15million. But the ACTION WAS GREAT! There were 5 times more action then Into The Sun. The plot was better and so were the characters. I was happy to see such good actors. The CGI werent tops. but they got the job done. There is a good amount of action to keep the fans pleased. I know I was. Submerged is rated "R" for Strong Violence and Language. Probably the best movie he has made since Exit Wounds. In my opinion only, if this movie has a bigger budget and more known actors, this could have been Under Seige 3! It was that good. Sit back and enjoy!
 
#74
My Submerged review

Hi people.

I got a copy of Submerged from a Mr. Movie store here in the Dominican Republic. They have it for rent already.

I wont make a long review, because I think Vern's review is fine, and you can read his at http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=20132

For me, it was like seeing Under Siege 3, made with the half of the budget of the first 2 movies. I think it could be compare with the quality of On Deadly Ground (well, maybe), and the twists from The Glimmer Man.

The movie captive my attention till the end, and had a good story. The different locations used in the movie, make it very enjoyable too, and I like his team, which act very good too (they have bad attitude too, and fight talent)

The only thing I didn’t like so much, is that I only see Steven fighting two times I think, and I like to see him kicking butts. That is what I like more from his movies, seeing people getting bad by him.

He has his attitude of " I don’t give a damn" back, and remind me of Casye Ryback.

So I enjoy the movie, I don’t know if the reason was that I wasn’t expecting to much, but I enjoyed it.

I know that if you are a Steven fan, you will enjoy this movie.

Go and rent it on the 31st!

God bless you!

Pedro.
 

Clement3000

aka The Phoenix
#75
DiDa said:
On the site www.imdb.com you'll find a commentary which said that Submerged is a good action-movie and that it is not Seagal's baddest flick. Check it!
Thanks Dida! It's good to see postive reviews for a change. It appears the only problem with this movie, is the dubbing, damn it. Here are two reviews from IMDB

Submerged is decent., 26 May 2005
6 out of 10 stars

I just got done watching Submerged. This is decent movie, I would even say it is good, if half of Seagal's lines weren't voiced over. What is that all about. The real star of this movie is the director. It looks like he has a bright future and he did a good job with this movie. I hope he and Seagal work together again. This was Seagal's best movie since Exit Wounds. This was way better than Half Past Dead.

It was also nice to see Seagal and another Martial Artist throw down (Gary Daniels). Also, Seagal looked like he was in good shape. There is not a lot of hand to hand going on, but this was a decent movie. Vinnie Jones and Seagal appeared to have some good Karma going on.
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One of Seagal's finest efforts, but William Hope steals the show., 25 May 2005

9 out of 10 stars

*** This comment may contain spoilers ***

Submerged is the newest Steven Seagal film released here in Brazil, in DVD, after Into the Sun.Although reviews weren't good about the movie, viewing it makes me understand why you can't bother listening to what critics have to say nowadays, specially regarding Steven Seagal, who is constantly bashed by them. In a few words: if you enjoy pure action movies, you will love Submerged. It isn't even by far the piece of crap some people try to make you believe it is. The story is very similar to the one of The Manchurian Candidate. Basically, a group of renegades lead by Chris Cody (Seagal) is sent to take down a mad scientist (Nick Brimble) who, with the aide of a terrorist group and a corrupted agent (William Hope), is using a drug that can make normal people commit acts of suicide and mass murder.As far as action scenes go, this one has it all (loved the showdown in the Opera, the submarine going down under is well-made, the fight scenes were great, not Seagal's best, but good nonetheless), and for its budget, you can say it was done with great care. The filmmaker really pushed to the limits given the money they had, and the final result is an above the average, entertaining, good, if not great, typical action flick. Steven Seagal is still a powerful presence, but Vinnie Jones steals some scenes in which he is with him, Jones basically repeats the tough guy characters he is used to play, but does it well. The best performance from the cast comes from William Hope, though. With his limited time, he gave the movie's outstanding performance as Fletcher, an agent who is playing both sides.I remember that I was a kid when I first saw him, in Hellbound Hellraiser II (in which he had one of the most harrowing brutal death scenes I've ever seen, in the hands of Clare Higgins), and that I said to myself, That guy can surely act. He is one of the most talented actors I've seen, it's just a shame he doesn't get the attention he deserves, but I love to watch him in whatever he does. So, the bottom line is: Don't expect Shakespeare. Want a serious drama?Go get Der Untergang. But for Steven Seagal and action fans, this one has it all. Give it a chance!
 
#76
NOt thrilled to hear about more dubbing to look forward to..currently watching "Out of reach" again & didn't realize how often there was dubbing-thanks for the early review
 
#77
Wow! This is a part of a review on Amazon.com of Submerged and it sounds ****ING GREAT!!!!!

******
Submerged is better then Out for a Kill, Belly of the Beast, Out of Reach and Into the Sun(which we all thought would be good). Into the Sun had a budget of $35million. This one had only $15million. But the ACTION WAS GREAT! There were 5 times more action then Into The Sun. The plot was better and so were the characters. I was happy to see such good actors. The CGI werent tops. but they got the job done. There is a good amount of action to keep the fans pleased. I know I was. Submerged is rated "R" for Strong Violence and Language. Probably the best movie he has made since Exit Wounds. In my opinion only, if this movie has a bigger budget and more known actors, this could have been Under Seige 3! It was that good. Sit back and enjoy!
 
#79
Yes sure the dubbing is bad, and i can't understand it. BUT: If the Dubbing and the movie is bad (like for me Out of Reach) this is badder than when we had only voice dubbing but a great movie.

Im looking forward to Submerged because a lot of people wrote that this one has a lot of action, and i mean: Thats what i want to see. I want to see Steven fighting and shooting.
 
#80
!! Positive Review from UK DVD Site Total DVD !!

Just thought i'd pass on this review i've stumbled upon from the UK website Total DVD which also has a monthly magazine. If you check out some of the other Seagal reviews you can see that they've not always appreciated some of the films he has been involved in but as for Submerged they see it as a return to form as follows:-

The Movie 8

The American Ambassador has been murdered in South America. The CIA are justifiably concerned, they believe the killing to be the handy-work of the twisted Dr.Lehder (Nick Brimble). In order for them to track down Lehder and some army boys he has captured, they have to turn to one man - you guessed it…..the mighty Steven Seagal.

Playing one of his patented ex-CIA/Military guys, Seagal plays Cody who has been in prison as a scapegoat for the American government, he is offered a full pardon if he can locate Lehder and retrieve the data for his sick brainwashing experiments. Seagal puts together his old team of varied ex-soldiers (who are also in prison) for one last mission to finish off Lehder. Among his team are British veteran actor, PH (The Long Good Friday) Moriaty, Vinnie (Snatch) Jones and a beautiful operative, Damita played by the gorgeous Alison (Sky’s Dream Team) King. Tracking down Lehder’s lair, they miss him literally by minutes and rescue the soldiers. They then make their escape on an old submarine, but as the soldiers have been brainwashed it is only a matter of time before they turn on their rescuers.
Director, Anthony (Hellraiser 3, Waxwork) Hickox has crafted a great action movie packed with non-stop shooting and fighting. There is plenty of violence especially from a certain Mr Jones playing his usual cockney thug role. Although you have seen it all before, no one swears like our Vinnie and he brings some light relief to the proceedings. Seagal is his usual quiet self, kicking ass when he has to and generally being himself (a good thing always in my book). Alison King however is a somewhat of a revelation. Known for her role in football drama, Dream Team and starring in soap adverts, she shows a different side to her as operative, Damita. She looks good and carries off some action pretty well. Someone give this lady another action film and see what she can do!!

This is the best film from Seagal in a long time. His direct to DVD efforts have somewhat been strained especially The Foreigner (which was awful) if the budget was a bit bigger and it had a few more ‘names’ I could see no reason why this couldn’t get a cinema release. What you do have is one of the best B action films in a long time!! Welcome back Steven Seagal you’re making great films again.

Verdict 8

Submerged is Seagal’s best film since Under Siege 2. Into the Sun (his previous film) was a step in the right direction. The film is packed with action from beginning to end. Although it’s not going to win awards for it’s acting, it has a reasonable script, very good production values and most of all lots of gratuitous violence from Seagal and Vinnie Jones. Certainly one for the action film collection.

For more information please see http://www.totaldvd.net/cgi-bin/dvdreviews.php?reviewid=11786

Having read this review I'm now kinda looking forward to this film a little more now so we'll see how it goes.

Peace

Martin