There’s wonder under the water.
Ed Harris and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio lead a superb cast in an innovative sci-fi film which goes to great depths to show us shimmering images captured lovingly by James Cameron.
Whatever you do, watch the extended version, otherwise known as the version which makes sense.
Originally chopped up by studio nitwits, Cameron’s vision of first contact between humans and alien visitors soars when given time to fully explore its bold ideas and operatic emotional moments.
Crafted by a director with a resume full of landmark sci-fi flicks, The Abyss is my favorite of his films.