Leviathan (1989)


Deepsea miners dig for silver and find a genetically mutated monster that picks them off one by one — you know, Alien under the sea. Even though the script is a hack job, Leviathan should still satisfy anyone in need of a creature feature fix. Production values are high, with Stan Winston Studios providing the special effects, renowned Hollywood conceptual designer Ron Cobb on sets, and the always sterling Jerry Goldsmith providing a spooky, action-oriented score. The ensemble cast — Peter Weller (RoboCop), Amanda Pays, Richard Crenna (First Blood), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Hector Elizondo (American Gigolo), Daniel Stern (Home Alone), Lisa Eilbacher (Beverly Hills Cop), and Michael Carmine — are the movie’s greatest asset. While you won’t find any surprises in the movie’s monster-driven second half, this committed cast make the first, more human half the better one. With Meg Foster; directed by George Cosmatos (Rambo: First Blood Part II).

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