Phantom (Blu-ray release 2013-6-25) is the latest submarine movie – there has not been a submarine movie for some time.  This new one, featuring English-speaking American actors playing the role of Soviets, however, is the weakest among all the submarines movies I’ve watched.  Nearly everything in the script has occurred in previous movies as well, but that is forgivable if the script is less dull than it is.  As much as I like Ed Harris (especially in Apollo 13), he can’t save this sinking movie.  Comparatively, even the box office failure K-19: The Widowmaker (2012) (also featuring a Soviet Union submarine, with average reviews) is noticeably more interesting.

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