Deep (2021) Netflix Review

Directors: Sita Likitvanichkul, Jetarin Ratanaserikiat, Apirak Samudkidpisan

Writers: Sita Likitvanichkul, Kittitat Nokngam, Jetarin Ratanaserikiat

Stars: Krit Jeerapattananuwong, Warisara Jitpreedasakul, Philaiwan Khamphirathat

RATING: 2 Stars

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Four insomniac med school students are lured into a neuroscience experiment that spirals out of control and must find a way out before it’s too late. – From IMDB

Maybe it’s because we know very little about it, but sleep seems to be a topic of a lot of these horror/thriller/sci fi type films. Because of the little knowledge we have, and the little we understand about sleep, the more that means we can play around with the rules regarding sleep deprivation and it’s effects and in this case, potential benefits. I think the science is stretched more than a little thin in this case, and for that reason the ending of the film was a massive let down.

I liked the general premise of the film, and I believe this concept could have been done incredibly well. But everything about it was just kind of mediocre. The acting was passable but not outstanding my anyone involved. The plot was a little thin, and then was completely ruined by a ridiculous ending. And all the characters were such awful and unbelievable stereotypes that none of them were at all likeable or relatable in any way.

There were a lot of things in the film that were brought up but never properly addressed. Janes obsessive behaviours, the death of her parents is alluded to more than once but never examined in any way. Cin seemingly forgive Peach’s weird stalking behaviour rather quickly. What was June doing out all night all those times at the beginning of the film? It feels like the film wanted to fit a lot more in but had to remove a lot in editing. Even the twist at the end of the film, and the whole reason for the experiments in the first place wasn’t really alluded too kore than once. So at the end it makes absolutely no sense. I love a good shock ending, but that one came out of absolutely nowhere.

The friendship formed by the characters on screen was great though, and they all had terrific chemistry together, even if the romance element were a bit too much, and completely superfluous to the story as none of them ever actually go anywhere. It is still nice to see a bunch of people come together and find common ground. Although it’s a little unbelievable that Win and Cin wouldn’t already have a ton of friends considering how popular they apparently are.

A few too many plot holes and logical fallacies for me to have a really enjoyable performance and I did see that character reveal at the end coming about half way through. A bit disappointing.

‘Deep’ is streaming on Netflix now!

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