Submerged (2005) (part 5 of 6)

Cody finds Dr. J in the boiler room. She says she radioed the Clinton for help, but apparently this is a Very Bad Thing, because Cody says she just signed their death warrants. This turns out to be somewhat accurate, because when we cut to Admiral Can’t Afford To Light My Own Goddamn Ship, he orders his men to sink the sub if it surfaces. In any other film, this plot point would kick off a nail-bitingly suspenseful action sequence. But here—do I even have to say it?—not so much.

A fight breaks out on the bridge of the sub, leaving two of Cody’s guys dead. Cody eventually shows up and kills the rest of the brainwashed soldiers with a really dumb gun trick that’s not worth taking the time to explain.

This leads into another overly casual escape scene. This escape also happens just in the nick of time, because after this, the sub is immediately blown up by a stock footage missile fired from the Clinton. And despite the title, this is the very last time anything will be “submerged” in this movie. Whether or not this is a good thing is entirely up to you.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Submerged (2005)

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