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  • Summary: Inspired by concepts from the field of astrobiology - the study of life on other worlds - this documentary explores the idea that the bizarre creatures living in the extreme environments found on the ocean floor might provide a blueprint for what life is like elsewhere in the universe. (Disney)
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  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. A visually enthralling undersea travelogue.
  2. Gorgeous as the underwater life-forms are, the excitement of Aliens of the Deep comes from that most old-school, low-tech of elements: real human beings.
  3. 70
    Often thrilling almost-feelie.
  4. All in all, it's a fascinating, kid-friendly journey.
  5. Reviewed by: Chris Hewitt
    60
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Andrea Gronvall
    50
    The science is compelling, though Cameron and codirector Steven Quale undermine the movie's scholarship with a silly sci-fi ending.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Feb 15, 2014
    5
    Cameron does show in a documentary, what It's like doing the job that he does to the best of his abilities. Which is good enough as it is. But other than that it's just a regular documentary about the ocean, what's in it, and what people do to explore it. Expand

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