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Movie Review: Underwater

Updated: May 28, 2021

| by Winter Lawrence |

Description: PG-13 | Action | Horror | Science Fiction |

Starring: Kristen Stewart | Vincent Cassel | Jessica Henwick | T.J. Miller | John Gallagher Jr. |

The Story: A crew of oceanic researchers working for a deep sea drilling company tries to get to safety after a mysterious earthquake devastates their deep-water research facility located at the bottom of the Mariana Trench.

Winter’s Review: If you haven’t already figured out where I stand on all things “Twilight” then here’s the gist of it: I love the series so much that my loyalty has extended to supporting “Bella” long after her vampire years! Kristen has participated in some amazing projects since her days in Forks and her role in “Underwater” has quickly ascended to the top of my favorites list! Here’s why…

In “Underwater,” the film begins with some poignant news headlines and facts about the Mariana Trench that instantly alludes to the impending doom, and then the camera pans to Kristen, presumably getting ready for her shift as a mechanical engineer on the Keppler 822 Station. Then disaster strikes—an earthquake, or so the viewer is led to believe, cripples the facility and the surviving crew must desperately try to make their way to another detached substation that’s about a mile away. Of course, getting to safety requires a harrowing “walk” across the deepest, darkest part of the ocean, and that’s where all the creepy, suspenseful fun begins!

Naturally, if I get any more into the plot, I’ll have to give away a bunch of spoilers, which I’m always opposed to doing, so suffice it to say that if you love clinging-onto-the-edge-of-your-seat, jump-scare, action-packed scenes and sequences, then this is the movie for you! I will forewarn you that there is some gore, but it’s tastefully done, and if you’re a Kristen Stewart fan, she absolutely doesn’t fail to be kick-ass and awesome, so put away your phone or computer and go rent it already!

Winter’s Forecast: 5 Flurries!

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Winter’s Forecast runs on a Five-Flurry Rating System, with five being a perfect storm of fantastic acting, astounding storylines and film components, and an all-around amazing movie-going experience. Here’s the rest of the breakdown:


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