The Abyss

A civilian oil rig crew is recruited to conduct a search and rescue effort when a nuclear submarine mysteriously sinks. One diver soon finds himself on a spectacular odyssey 25,000 feet below the ocean's surface where he confronts a mysterious force that has the power to change the world or destroy it.

The Abyss: An open Letter to James Cameron

The Abyss: An open Letter to James Cameron

Dear James Cameron — I have been a fan of your work for as long as I can remember. I first saw The Terminator when I was too young to see it and too young to fully understand it. I loved the action, loved the stone faced bad guy who later became known as Arnold Schwarzenegger, had a secret crush on Linda Hamilton who was far too old for me at the time (which may have been part of the attraction). In later years I re-watched it and enjoyed it even more – loving the use of time travel and probably crapping myself that such a thing could happen. The simplicity of the idea is one that people still discuss today and no other than Stephen Hawking recently raised the specter of Artificial Intelligence taking over the world and destroying humanity. I, like millions of others, latched on to that iconic phrase that Schwarzenegger promises before shooting up the police station - 'I'll be back!' As catchphrases go, it's up there with 'You looking at me?', and 'May he force be with you.'