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      Aliens of the Deep

      G 2005 47m Documentary List
      84% Tomatometer 62 Reviews 49% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings Director James Cameron travels with the crew of a Russian research vessel as they plunge into the depths of the ocean to explore hypothermal vents. These fissures in the Earth's surface are known to be the home of strange and unusual sea creatures, unlike anything found anywhere else on Earth. While exploring these rarely seen environments, scientists discuss the similarities between these ecosystems and the environments that may be found on alien planets. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      An amazing array of images from beneath the sea.

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      Christy Lemire Associated Press Yes, the work they're doing is mind-boggling and important, but sometimes the images alone are more than capable of speaking for themselves. Dec 11, 2009 Full Review Trevor Johnston Time Out That IMAX 3-D cameras have plunged so deep to record an often bizarre array of sea creatures undoubtedly delivers a certain 'wow' factor, but the accompanying commentary is heavier on breathless excitement than solid fact. Jun 24, 2006 Full Review Empire Magazine 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. Rated: 3/5 Apr 1, 2006 Full Review Barbara Shulgasser Common Sense Media Docu about underwater creatures has stunning visuals. Rated: 4/5 Jun 1, 2020 Full Review James Mottram Film4 A fascinating science lesson for anyone interested in either deep-sea -- or outer space -- exploration. Dec 11, 2009 Full Review Urban Cinefile Critics Urban Cinefile It's not usual for documentaries to ingest the sci-fi genre, but in this case it's an eye pleasing and mind boggling excursion, beautifully realised and seamlessly integrated into the film. Oct 18, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Emilliano Jr S One of the best documentary on deep sea exploration. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 09/29/23 Full Review Audience Member James Cameron directs this documentary about exploring the depths of the oceans. This film focuses on the scientists that Cameron brings along on deep dives in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. These scientists vary from marine biologists, xenobiologists, ocean seismologists, among others. It is interesting to watch these scientists do their jobs and be excited about crabs and rocks. This movie also explores the possibilities of exploring oceans on other planets and moons in our solar system. If you are a science minded person like myself, I think you will enjoy this film, otherwise skip it. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Aliens Of The Deep: Brisk, fasanating and filmed with passion. James Cameron’s second documentary is as awe inspiring as it is fun. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 04/03/20 Full Review Audience Member Aliens of the Deep is what a science documentary ought to be: visually awe inspiring with an amalgamation of real and rendered scenes and perhaps most importantly- narrated or explained by someone who knows what they are saying and not just reading their lines to cash in a cheque. James Cameron is the narrator, diver and director of this amazing documentary that juxtaposes a deep ocean dive with a space mission to one of the Galilean moons. The banter between the scientists aboard the Russian mission ship and Cameron's enthusiasm is a joy to watch. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Aliens of the Deep is what a science documentary ought to be: visually awe inspiring with an amalgamation of real and rendered scenes and perhaps most importantly- narrated or explained by someone who knows what they are saying and not just reading their lines to cash in a cheque. James Cameron is the narrator, diver and director of this amazing documentary that juxtaposes a deep ocean dive with a space mission to one of the Galilean moons. The banter between the scientists aboard the Russian mission ship and Cameron's enthusiasm is a joy to watch. (Fantastic documentary by a master filmmaker). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Aliens of the Deep is what a science documentary ought to be: visually awe inspiring with an amalgamation of real and rendered scenes and perhaps most importantly- narrated or explained by someone who knows what they are saying and not just reading their lines to cash in a cheque. James Cameron is the narrator, diver and director of this amazing documentary that juxtaposes a deep ocean dive with a space mission to one of the Galilean moons. The banter between the scientists aboard the Russian mission ship and Cameron's enthusiasm is a joy to watch. (Unmissable educative documentary). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/08/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Director James Cameron travels with the crew of a Russian research vessel as they plunge into the depths of the ocean to explore hypothermal vents. These fissures in the Earth's surface are known to be the home of strange and unusual sea creatures, unlike anything found anywhere else on Earth. While exploring these rarely seen environments, scientists discuss the similarities between these ecosystems and the environments that may be found on alien planets.
      Director
      James Cameron, Steven Quale
      Producer
      James Cameron, Andrew Wight
      Production Co
      Walden Media, Buena Vista Pictures
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $9.0M
      Runtime
      47m
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