Deepsea Challenge


Action / Documentary

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 52%
IMDb Rating 6.8 10 1556


Uploaded By: OTTO
October 24, 2014 at 05:57 AM



James Cameron as Himself
Suzy Amis as Herself
1.43 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 31 min
P/S 2 / 10

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by rickykylez 5 / 10

Good, but not great

"Deepsea Challenge Review"

In this epic documentary, James Cameron takes to the sea in the name of science. James Cameron is known for his work in hit movies such as Avatar, Titanic, and Terminator. In this documentary James Cameron has pulled together an elite group of engineers that share one common goal to reach the deepest part of the ocean, the Mariana trench in a submarine.

The documentary "Deepsea Challenge" shows the challenges James Cameron and his team of engineers had to endure while trying to build a submarine way ahead of its time. They had to consider pressure, lack of light and many other challenges while building the submersible.

Deepsea challenge focuses on the ocean and how tectonic plates have completely altered the face of the earth. The Mariana Trench, the trench they visit in the documentary was formed by subduction, which occurs when one tectonic plate goes under another.

I liked how safety was always their first priority. They did multiple test dives at different depths so that if there was any problems with the submarine they could fix it before the actual dive. I also enjoyed how they named the animals they saw in the test dives such as the angler-fish. It was also nice that they explained how the Mariana trench was formed.

I learned from this documentary that with enough time and enough determination that you can do things that the average person can not. If your life goal is to reach the bottom of the ocean then you can. I believe that other people will also learned the same thing from this documentary.

I believe that adults that are interested in ocean exploration or any type of exploration will find this documentary enjoyable. I would not recommend this documentary to younger children because they tend to have a shorter attention span and this movie has its fair share of long and boring moments.

Ricky Kyle is a student at Porterville High School. Ricky's hobbies include knitting, picking wild flowers, and last but definitely not least Lacrosse. Ricky's long term goal is to resurrect his goldfish named Sparky, who he lost at the age of 6.

Reviewed by vb-04821 9 / 10

Deep sea challenge is great

"Deepsea Challenge"

By Valerie Baca

In this epic film of adventure, James Cameron takes to sea in the name of science. James Cameron, the famous director of "Avatar" and "Titanic", made a documentary called "Deep Sea Challenge". In this documentary, James Cameron engineered a submarine to go to the deepest part of the ocean. I recommend watching this film if you enjoy deep sea exploring.

"Deepsea Challenge" follows James Cameron and his quest to get to the deepest part of the ocean. He had to build a sub that could with stand the pressure of 36,000 feet of water. This film is James journey to the bottom of the "Mariana trench", James Cameron is the main character as well as the one who will dive into the Mariana trench. His journey took place the year 2012 during January in Australia. Cameron and his crew undergo many test dives to prepare themselves for the 36,000 feet dive to the bottom of the trench.

This documentary explores the power of the plate tectonic and the scientific importance studying the trenches nature forms. James Cameron and his team travel to the deepest part of the ocean, known as the Marianna trench. The "Mariana trench" was the output of a convergent boundary. The plates have had a huge effect on our world; new trenches are formed as well as volcano's. Separated plates, known divergent boundaries, form mid ocean trenches, plates coming together form mountains, and when a plate goes under a different plate it creates a volcano eruption. Cameron and his crew dove into an extraordinary effect of the movement of the plates.

"Deepsea Challenge" was a very incredible science documentary. A part of this documentary that was really good was when James was exploring a trench off the shore of an island and found a different species of jellyfish. Another awesome scene was when one of the underwater robots interesting type of underwater organism roly polys. The last scene I found interesting was when they were about to be submerged into the trench but were unable to because of the dangerous weather. Although, there were few scenes I found boring. For example, when his crew was building the sub, it wasn't as interesting as James diving into trenches. Another scene that I did not like was when James and his crew were talking about the deadlines, everything that was going wrong or the equipment they needed to repair. Sadly, the scene I disliked the most was when two of James' best friends died in a helicopter crash. Everyone suffered a lot but they pulled through. Although some scenes were not as interesting as the some of the great scenes, the film was incredibly interesting overall.

The moral "Deep Sea Challenge" has to show is to never give up on your dreams, keep dreaming because one day your dream may come true. James, the main character, always dreamed of diving into the depths of the ocean and exploring the mysteries it has to offer and without a doubt he did exactly that. From diving into his imagination in a card board box to diving in the only submarine that could withstand the pressure of 36,000 feet of water, James always dreamt he would dive and he did exactly that.

I would recommend this film to all those kids, teenagers or adults that find the ocean intriguing. Also, to everyone who loves a good diving movie and documentaries. This movie would not be a great movie to anyone who dislikes the ocean or is bored by the ocean; the movie is about the ocean after all. The MPAA rating is PG (parental guidance). I found this documentary very interesting. This movie is a good movie overall.

Reviewed by elijahmoreno 6 / 10

Good movie that takes you deep into the waters for a great adventure.

If you're looking to go on an expedition but don't want to leave your couch, then James Cameron's "Deepsea Challenge" is the movie for you. It is about Cameron's journey as he builds a submarine to help him explore and research the deep sea ocean floor. It is a majestic science-filled journey that displays some great cinematic shots.

"Deepsea Challenge" follows James Cameron and his quest to reach the deepest part of the ocean and discover and collect scientific data. In 2009, Cameron started his plan to reach the deepest part of the sea. James did his final dive in his submarine, "The Challenger", located near the Mariana Trench.

"Deepsea Challenge" is full of underwater science. It talks about having to build a submarine for Cameron to dive in that will be able to withstand the pressure of the deep dives. If they do this wrong or mess up at all it could potentially put Cameron's life on the line. It also talks about deep ocean trenches. Cameron takes a dive into the deepest part of the ocean called the Mariana Trench. The trench is a result of the bigger, denser, Pacific plate colliding with the smaller less dense Mariana plate and is subducted under forming the trench. This is a great movie to watch if you are looking to learn about diving in the ocean and also about trenches.

This movie has a lot of ups and downs, more ups than downs, and one of those many ups is its scenery. Its film work is amazing and some of the scenes they capture make it feel as if you are there in the submarine with Cameron. Every time Cameron is in the sub descending deeper and deeper into the waters it looks so real it almost makes you feel as if you are there with him in the submarine. I watched this movie in my Earth Science class on a screen so I can only imagine if this was viewed in Imax when it released. One of the few downs is that if you aren't into science or the ocean this probably isn't the movie for you. I'm not a big fan of science and the movie seemed to drag a bit but the scenery makes up for it. One of the best scenes is when they show Cameron diving to the Titanic and they also show him diving to another sunken ship.

This movie is full of science but it also teaches another very important lesson. It talks about Cameron dreaming of exploring the ocean as a young boy. He worked hard and stuck to his goals and dreams and was able to achieve it. This shows that you can be whatever you want to be and you can do whatever you want to do as long as you set your mind to it and work hard enough.

If you enjoy the ocean and science, then this is the perfect movie for you. It goes along on a great adventure and teaches you a bit about the ocean. If you are the type of person that likes up- tempo action-filled movies, then you shouldn't watch this movie. This movie is rated PG. I think this is a good film as it takes you on an adventure that show you some amazing underwater shots.

I would rate this movie a *** out of *****.

My name is Elijah Moreno. I am 17 years old and I am a senior currently attending Porterville High School. I have played basketball all four years at my high school and that is the only sport I play. Outside of school I like to workout for basketball and get better.

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