Microkhan by Brendan I. Koerner

A Death Less Ordinary

August 14th, 2009 · 3 Comments

It’s probably a bit of stretch to file 1999’s Deep Blue Sea under our ever-popular Bad Movie Friday heading. While the premise of the film could scarcely be more ridiculous—hyper-intelligent mako sharks?—the sunken-laboratory thriller is not without its guilty pleasures. Chief among them is this classic scene, which features Samuel L. Jackson at his edgy finest. We’re not too proud to admit that his character’s grisly demise influenced a scene in the Now the Hell Will Start screenplay; we just substituted a tiger for a shark, and drew out the chomping for a good thirty seconds longer.


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  • eraserhead

    That poor shark! Even a monster like that could choke on so much ham.

    BTW, I’m pretty sure that right after the end of your clip, Thomas Jane reaches in and rescues the shark with an inter-species Heimlich. Alas, it’s too late for Sam Jack.

  • Brendan I. Koerner

    @eraserhead: Thankfully, I’m sure there will be no Bad Movie Friday errata this week. I’ve seen Deep Blue Sea a few times (thanks, TBS). Jules Winnfield is no match for a hyper-intelligent mako shark.

  • Gramsci

    “Hate to shatter your ego, but this ain’t the first time I’ve been snapped up by a hyper-intelligent mako shark.”