Friday, June 27, 2008

Quite possibly my favorite movie scene ever

And I am not kidding.

This is from the movie "Deep Blue Sea," which, all in all, is a craptastic movie. However, this scene is seriously awesome.

Allow me to set the stage: On a secret underwater marine laboratory complex, these scientists have been doing genetic engineering with sharks, ostensibly to learn about Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, and other degenerative nerve disorders. Unfortunately, the sharks get supersmart, and all hell breaks loose when the sharks start hunting the six or eight people in the underwater lab. You know, breaking six-inch-thick shatter-proof glass, deactivating underwater security cameras, the usual.

Anyway, as the lab starts to groan and buckle under the weight of all the water that's supposed to be on the outside but is now on the inside, thanks to the supersmart sharks, these five intrepid survivors have made their way to the bottom of the facility where there's this pressurized chamber and an escape pod. All they have to do is get in the water by the opening at the very bottom of the lab in this chamber...the only problem is there are two massive, supersmart sharks out there waiting to eat them. (That escape pod mechanism is damaged, sadly.)

So they have a vigorous debate -- try to make a break for it in the water, with at least one or two of them being eaten for sure, or try to find another way out of the possibly-flooded underwater lab facility?

Well, they can't make up their minds and it almost comes to blows. Luckily, eccentric millionaire Samuel L. Jackson's calmer head prevails, and he delivers this impassioned, inspirational speech...



...just a little too close to the edge of the water.

Classic.

RHB

1 comment:

jss said...

Hahaha!!! That was hilarious!! I'm embarassed for Samuel L. Jackson ~ not that he gets eaten ~ but rather, that he even agreed to be involved with that scene! 5 minutes later... I'm still giggling!