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Deep Blue Sea is the 257th episode of Screen Junkies comedy series Honest Trailers. It was written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell and Lon Harris. It was narrated by Jon Bailey as Epic Voice Guy. It parodies 1999 action film Deep Blue Sea. It was published on August 7, 2018 to coincide with the theatrical release of the shark-themed action movie The Meg. It is 5 minutes 12 seconds long. It has been viewed over 1.3 million times.

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"Just enough shark schlock to prove that the only thing harder than making a good shark movie is making a good bad shark movie." ~ Honest Trailers - Deep Blue Sea

Script Edit

Jaws made 'em scary, The Meg made 'em big, and 'Nado made 'em blow, but in 1999, the same shark movie we get every five years came with a twist: these sharks are smart, and this movie is dumb (Preacher: You gotta nasty looking tongue, you know that?).

Deep Blue Sea

Suit up for the ultimate B-movie (Jerry Seinfeld Bee: This isn't a good fella, this is a bad fella). Okay, second ultimate B-movie. And journey under the sea to a lab built for one purpose: to trap its employees underwater. (Tom Scoggins: The elevator that seals off automatically to keep the shaft from filling. There's no way up. Tom Scoggins: Exits are flooded. The whole place is sinking), and also to cure Alzheimer's by sucking out the brains of unconscious super sharks (Dr Susan MCCallister: As a side effect the shots got smarter.) Okay, sure, whatever. In this poor man's ripoff of Jurassic Park (Deep Blue Sea: Welcome to Aquatica. John Hammond: Welcome to Jurassic Park.) complete with approaching tropical storm, running on a skeleton crew on their most important weekend, Sam Jackson, hiding in a kitchen scene, and guy who gets eaten for resetting the power. But instead of the iconic John Williams score, LL Cool J gets to rap about how his hat is like a shark's fin (LL Cool J music video: Deepest bluest. My hat is like a shark's fin). It isn't though.

Go down under with the shadiest group of sharks snacks since boys night on the Orca (Drunken sailors sinking in Jaws). Whether it's the mysterious badass with a past (Carter Blake: I don't make waves. I meet the terms of my parole); the former preacher with a past (Preacher: I have loved the pulpit and I have loved the bottle), the head scientist with a past (Dr Susan McCallister: We violated the Harvard Compact), or the CEO with the past (Russell Franklin: Seven of us survived the slide, and only five made it out) but in his case, that past never involved asking what he spent billions and billions of dollars on (Russell Franklin: So, what exactly does a shark wrangler do? Russell Franklin: Treating me like a tourist. Russell Franklin: Wow. Russell Franklin: Just what the hell did you do those sharks? Russell Franklin: Somebody please tell me what that is.) Well that's a fair question actually. It's Stellan Skarsgård attached to a gurney about to turn your lab window into Skarsgård shark shards. Wow, try saying that five times fast. Skarsgård shark shards. Skarsgård shark shards. Shar gar- shar-cards. Eh, forget it.

Strap in for the only Christian shark movie you need to see, or even knew existed. Where God's vengeful creatures attacked teenagers for premarital sex and drinking, punish evil scientists for defying the natural order (Russell Franklin: What in God's creation? Jim Whitlock: Oh not his powers.), and one of the only two to make it out alive is named Preacher. (Preacher: Nice) Maybe I'm just reading into things, but help me out here - wouldn't you rather watch Deep Blue Sea at Sunday School than sing Father Abraham a thousand times? (Man: Can I get an amen?)

So get ready to stare ominously out a porthole, react to tremors like the original cast of Star Trek, and get absolutely drenched over and over and over again, for a film with just enough shark schlock to prove that the only thing harder than making a good shark movie is making a good bad shark movie. Never thought I'd say this but Sharknado kinda had the right idea. (Man cuts a flying shark in half with a chainsaw. Crowd cheers. Woman: You're brilliant!).

Starring: [Thomas Jane as Carter Blake] The Punishark; [Sam Jackson as Russell Franklin] I've Had it With These Monkey Fighting Sharks in this Monday to Friday Lab; [The Two Survivors] Sitting on the Dock with Cool J; [Bird] (Squawks) Polly Wanna Rapper; [Michael Rapaport as Tom Scoggins] Michael Rapaport as himself (Tom Scoggins: Who you gonna trust? You trust me.); [Dr Susan McCallister] She Smarts Sea Sharks on the Seafloor; [Unconvincing Water Effect] Ocean Water, I guess, Is What They Were Going For?; and All These (clears throat) "Homages" to Jaws (Montage of 20 similar shots).

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Honest title for Deep Blue Sea - The Shark Tank Redemption. Titles designed by Robert Holtby.

The Shark Tank Redemption

You know I'm usually against needless sequels, but if this is a prequel to a Street Sharks movie, I am so on board. And so is Vin Diesel.

Vin Diesel in an old toy promotion clip: HIT IT SHARK! GRRR!

Trivia Edit

Honest Trailers Commentary - Deep Blue Sea

Honest Trailers Commentary - Deep Blue Sea

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Reception Edit

Honest Trailer - Deep Blue Sea has a 97.8% approval rating from YouTube viewers. ScreenGeek called the Honest Trailer "hilariously accurate." ScreenGeek said that while Deep Blue Sea "is an entertaining and enjoyable watch as long as you don’t go into it expecting too much" viewers might be better off just watching the Honest Trailer as it is "also entertaining and will take up a lot less of your time." Slash Film remarked that they hadn't noticed the similarities to Jurassic Park until Screen Junkies pointed them out in this video. In the same article, Slash Film wrote "the Honest Trailer doesn’t spend nearly as much time as it should mocking the rap track “Deepest Bluest (Shark’s Fin)” performed by LL Cool J for the film’s soundtrack." Geek Tyrant said that the movie is "terrible," and so it's "fun to watch this latest Honest Trailer tear into it!"

 Production credits Edit

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Video thumbnail for Honest Trailers - Deep Blue Sea

Voiceover Narration by Jon Bailey

Title design by Robert Holtby

Producers - Max Dionne, Dan Murrell, Spencer Gilbert & Joe Starr

Written by Spencer Gilbert, Joe Starr, Dan Murrell and Lon Harris.

Edited by Kevin Williamsen and TJ Nordaker

Assistant Editor: Emin Bassavand

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