One can only imagine how the Abyss would play out today, given the advancements in CGI and under water travel. This film was shot in 1989 and shows how creative special effects were back then and what James Cameron was capable of. The Abyss is a long movie, clocking in at almost three hours, but that’s because there is a lot to the story to tell and each character is given plenty of screen time to get deeply involved in the overly dramatic plot. Loyalties will be tested at every turn as the crew digs deeper and deeper into the abyss to see what’s out there. (review contributed for Genre Grandeur on movierob.wordpress.com)