Aliens of the Deep
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James Cameron, director, deep ocean adventurer and space exploration visionary, combines his talent and his passions in the digital 3D film 'Aliens of the Deep.' Cameron takes audiences to the depths of the ocean to encounter some of the strangest life forms on Earth, while inviting us to imagine what future explorers may someday find on other planets.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Yes, the work they're doing is mind-boggling and important, but sometimes the images alone are more than capable of speaking for themselves."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"The experience is so immediate and immersive that you actually feel as if you are swimming with the krill."
‑ David Hiltbrand, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A fascinating science lesson for anyone interested in either deep-sea -- or outer space -- exploration."
‑ James Mottram, Film4
"Once you get used to the "awesome" and "wow"-heavy dialogue, James Cameron's excursion into both 3-D technology and deep ocean trenches delivers some fascinating footage."
‑ Joe Lozito, Big Picture Big Sound
"I want the old James Cameron back."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"That IMAX 3-D cameras have plunged so deep to record an often bizarre array of sea creatures undoubtedly delivers a certain 'wow' factor, but the accompanying commentary is heavier on breathless excitement than solid fact."
‑ Trevor Johnston, Time Out
"Here we know only that Cameron and his bright-eyed young scientists (who take turns narrating) are heading to the deeper parts of the Atlantic and Pacific to observe the environment and life-forms down there."
‑ Brian Thomas, Chicago Reader
"It's not usual for documentaries to ingest the sci-fi genre, but in this case it's an eye pleasing and mind boggling excursion, beautifully realised and seamlessly integrated into the film."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"Even if these plants and animals did not exist, we may have already invented them, courtesy of those sci fi special effects magicians working overtime for the past decades."
‑ Prairie Miller, Long Island Press
"[Cameron] speculates that the ocean's depths contain mysterious life unlike anything else on Earth."
‑ Jack Garner, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
"A master showman's large-format documentary, a movie with great images, great special effects and the sheen of Hollywood often missing in these museum or science-center movies."
‑ Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel
"Often thrilling."
‑ J. Hoberman, Village Voice
"The far more interesting stuff is back here at the bottom of the sea."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"The final shot, in particular, is awesome, and confirms that the sooner Cameron gets back to making proper movies, instead of Boys' Own diversions, the better."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Some great shots of some odd (alien) deep sea fish and a good tie into space exploration, but other than that, the 3D isn't that great and reaction shots go too long."
‑ Ross Anthony, Hollywood Report Card
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