Okay, so, I don’t think it’s a secret at this point that I really love Kristen Stewart. I mean, admittedly, I don’t think I’ve ever really talked about her on this site, but I’m a lesbian living in the US, so it’s kind of a given. You can just sort of assume.
But don’t worry, that’s not the only reason I like the look of Underwater. (Oh yeah, should mention, this will be a positive review.) It’s combining two things I also really like. One is underwater exploration and bases. I love that concept, can’t get enough of base building when I play Subnautica, and I spend a lot of my time at aquariums hanging out in those cool full glass shark tunnels. It’s a neat sensation, being surrounded by water yet dry, and a part of the world that we still need to explore. Guarantee you that the ‘we know more about space than our oceans’ line will be dropped at some point early in this movie.
And also, well, I love horror. It’s one of my favorite genres. And to make things better, this is a clear throwback to one of the best horror films of all time, certainly one of two best sci-fi horror movies of all time (and no, the other one isn’t Event Horizon, fight me.) Alien. Mixed with some aspects of Aliens I suppose, in that there definitely appears to be more than one of…whatever is attacking the scientists, but primarily the first in the franchise.
What’s happening exactly? The trailer is somewhat vague, but here’s what we know. There’s a big ol’ research station seven miles from the surface, staffed by a group of what looks to be five or six people. And then…water starts leaking. Never a good sign when you’re that deep. Parts of the station start collapsing, which forces the team to go out into the ocean, where they are promptly attacked by weird Lovecraft type creatures. What are these creatures, where did they come from, what do they want? Don’t know, the trailer doesn’t tell us! Probably for the best though, honestly. Trailers can definitely over-explain, and this one doesn’t. It’s just here to show the premise, very briefly show the monster, and spend a lot of time showing Kristen Stewart looking super gay. And I’m here for all of that!