Movies can be a great way to explore different genres, new directors or even just to pass the time. However, it can also be difficult to find a film that will keep you engaged throughout its entire runtime. This is where deep comes in.
In 2100, a young “dumbo” octopus named Deep and his family live in a buried ocean trench after mankind has made the earth uninhabitable. Despite the fact they live in a dark and cold world, Deep dreams of going out to gather weird treasures. But his reckless behaviour makes him anger his grandpa the Kraken who orders him to stay inside.
While the premise of this film is quite intriguing, it fails to deliver on its promises. It feels like a mash-up of Ghost Lab, Mandarin series On Children and 2016’s Nerve. The problem is that the plot never really develops in a satisfying manner and this is due to some rather silly ideas.
As a result, we are left with an interesting film that has some gorgeously stylized shots and engaging montages but sadly this is all it has to offer. The characters are fairly one dimensional and there isn’t much that will hold you back from switching the film off after an hour or so. The one thing that will probably stick with you is the final scene which is a witty, complex and breathless number that proves to be the movie’s sole moment of fun.