Leviathan (1989)

Genres - Horror, Science Fiction, Thriller  |   Sub-Genres - Action Thriller, Sci-Fi Action, Sci-Fi Horror  |   Release Date - Mar 17, 1989 (USA)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - Italy, USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Leviathan, a sci-fi thriller directed by George Pan Cosmatos, is the story of a group of scientists who discover a sunken Russian submarine which contains a monster that is the product of a genetic experiment. This film, a hybrid of both The Abyss and Alien, has a decent cast, including Peter Weller as Beck, the lead oceanographer. Working with a good budget, action director Cosmatos, should have been able to put together better action sequences and a more frightening monster, but he gives this derivative, silly film below-par special effects and no particular visual style. Leviathan, while it may entertain a less-sophisticated viewer, has little to offer fans of the genre who are looking for thrilling special effects.

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scuba-diving, alien [not human], genetics, Marines, monster, mutant, sea, sea-disaster, sea-monster, sports, underwater