Yeah Leviathan wasn't much. The Abyss wasn't much either although a classier effort.I honestly can't recall seeing McConaughey in any other movie besides Dallas Buyers Club. Was he in a bunch of rom-coms (that I wouldn't have watched) running around with his shirt off? That used to be the joke anyway, McConaughey not being able to keep his shirt on. Oh, that and McConaughey and Lance being buddies when Lance was still on top. Hm...
In the meantime, I was in the mood to watch some bad sci-fi flicks last night, and boy, did I ever find them. It's not really hard though - Netflix, Amazon Prime, and even Crackle have nothing but shite sci-fi. Couldn't at least one of them offer 2001 or Blade Runner in a way so I wouldn't have to pay extra?
Somnus (2016) - This flick was amusingly bad. It started out okay, but I had to chuckle when they were traveling in the spaceship where the interior looked more like my '67 Beetle than some modern space age machinery. Given its obviously poor budget and mess of a script I'll just file it in the 'it's so bad it's almost good' category. At least I finished watching it.
And then I tackled Leviathan (1989) and remembered why I didn't like it when it first came out - it's a total Alien rip-off except it takes place under water. I was so offended by the lack of originality I turned it off about halfway through, no need to waste any more time on that steaming pile of garbage.
I did learn that Peter Weller has a PhD though, so that's at least impressive from an actor who was known for starring in sci-fi/action flicks a while back. So yeah, there's that.
Peter Weller has one of those faces you don't forget even in the crappy B movies he has made. Screamers was one of his better B graders, while I always remembered him in the first Robocop movie and also that crazy movie The Naked Lunch. Both Paul Verhoeven and David Cronenberg made some entertaining movies over the years and Weller worked for some good directors.