I love Deep Blue Sea, and think it is a perfect popcorn film that features creative deaths, lots of surprises, and the best kitchen fight ever (that isn’t in The Raid 2 or Sudden Death). It makes me happy that Wired, Bloody Disgusting, and Deep Blue Sea – The Podcast (check it out, it covers everything DBS), have been praising its brilliance lately. After watching the film again, and realizing that the characters spend a little over eight minutes opening and closing doors it felt right to rank every moment that features a door opening or closing. Some of the best moments in the film feature doors, and after watching DBS for the 700th time, I decided to log every moment, and rank them in a very subjective manner (I included locker doors, cabinet doors and medicine chest doors).

So many door moments

Here’s the cast and trailer for reference

  • Saffron Burrows as Dr. Susan McCallister

  • Thomas Jane as Carter Blake

  • LL Cool J as Sherman “Preacher” Dudley

  • Jacqueline McKenzie as Janice “Jan” Higgins

  • Michael Rapaport as Tom Scoggins

  • Stellan Skarsgård as Dr. Jim Whitlock

  • Aida Turturro as Brenda Kerns

  • Samuel L. Jackson as Russell Franklin

The list starts with the least impressive (but still awesome) door moments.

39. Sherman “Preacher” Dudley takes his cake out of the oven, and kicks the oven door shut (it’s slick) – I have this in last place because it always reminds me of the deleted subplot involving Preacher and Tom Scoggins arguing over cake. I want a world that features LL Cool J and Michael Rapaport arguing about cake.

38. Scoggins opens up some closet doors looking for batteries for his flashlights.

37. Carter Blake opens up a medicine cabinet door to grab some gauze for his burnt arm. It’s industrious, but not memorable.

36. McAlester opens up her lab door after she kills the shark. The scene works well because of the urgency of Carter Blake and the shocked look on McAlester’s face.

35. Random extras open up a gate to get to the boat that’s taking them away from the Aquatica for the weekend. It’s A+ plus extra work because they weren’t walking like extras normally do in movies (like they’ve lost all motor functions).

34. Janice Higgins opens a door to greet McAlester and Russell Franklin. It’s a totally fine moment.

33. Preacher enters the kitchen via the swinging doors while being chased by the shark. There’s nothing wrong with this scene, it’s just that opening a door in water is kind of boring as it closes slowly (more on this later).

32. Carter opens up the Wet Lab door and swims in. I’d rank this higher, but since the door was already open, and all he had to do was open it more, I couldn’t justify a higher ranking.

31. Carter opens a chain link fence door to check out the tiger shark that was just delivered. The Walt Conti designed sharks are amazing btw.

30. An extra closes the plane door after Susan McAlester exits it – The door close is solid, there’s just nothing spectacular about it.

29. McAlester opens the metal fence – It’s kinda cool because it shows there is a lock on the door, and thus the place is kind of like a prison (Alcatraz floats).

28. The crew walk into Janice’s room – This is interesting because we actually get to see someone’s living quarters. She has a fish tank, I feel bad for the fish….

27. The crew enter the wet entry (before Russell is killed) – I enjoy the casualness of the door opening.

26. The elevator door closes after they attach Jim to the helicopter – It’s a good shot, I like the use of the widescreen aspect ratio. However, after the crew got wiped out by water (on set accident), the door closing is anticlimactic.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

25. Opening of the door to avoid the flooding from the wet lab – This happens after the shark bashes the giant glass with Jim. It’s a good moment, but I’m 175% certain the water would’ve rushed in faster.

24. The makeshift rope is pulled inside the door, and it’s closed – This moment is memorable because of how long the makeshift rope is. Preacher must’ve taken a long time to make it. Also, the shark could’ve killed everyone during the construction of the rope, and chose not to so it could continue to herd the humans. Also, later on, Carter doesn’t even bother using the rope.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

23. Carter, McAlester and Preacher enter the escape hatch room. I love the spinning handle on the door.

22. Elevator door opens, and McAester slowly walks out when she’s called to the surface level – I like the “scary” vibe and camerawork.

21. McAlester locks herself in her office while looking for her research. I like the idea of her locking herself in her office – while the shark is waiting for her.

20. The Wet Entry doors open and Carter jumps into the water. Dude is a maniac.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

19. Russell sees the Wet Lab for the first time – It’s a nice door opening that leads to something nice (which is rare for DBS).

18. Janice closes the fence door and it locks – I love the look that Russell Franklin gives the locked fence door. Do they think the sharks could walk out of the place? Are the locks there to prevent pirates from entering?

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

17. The remaining survivors open the Wet Entry door after Russell Franklin is eaten. I love the delayed water explosion.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

16. McAlester exits a helicopter on her way to talk to Russell Franklin. I love a confident helicopter exit. She also doesn’t bother closing the door – which is legit

15. Preacher, McAlester and Blake swim though the escape hatch door to face the sharks (1:20 in clip) – It’s suspenseful, but it’s overshadowed by Preacher’s prayer. You barely remember that a door was opened.

14. Carter pries open the door to level 2 to prevent the elevator shaft from flooding (:30 in clip). I love a scene involving a door being pried open. Bonus points for the following moments when the shark doesn’t even try to eat him, because he’s needed to open more doors.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

13. The Gen 2 shark knocks open the door to the elevator shaft (Beginning of clip). I love the shark vision leading up to the door smash.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

12. Preacher exits the flooded kitchen door, then says “You ate my bird.” (1:45 in clip) – The door opening isn’t exciting, however, the shark explosion is fun

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

11. Preacher escapes through the top oven door (1:20 in clip) – It’s a lot of fun watching the chef escape the oven (that the shark turned on).

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

10. The extras leave the Aquatica and get on a boat – I like how they hold the door open for each other. It’s a pleasant moment. Are they dancing on the boat because they are a fun crew, or are they happy that they are leaving?

9. McAlester opens up her locker door, and the shark learns where she gets her research – This is important later on, when the shark is waiting for her.

8. The crew take Whitlock up to the surface, and there is a massive storm. I like seeing all the waves blasting around them.

7. The shark has Carter open a door after Scoggins is eaten. It’s neat seeing Carter’s head fly back and as he is sucked into the other corridor. The sharks are so smart.

6. The group uses teamwork to get out of the wet lab after it is flooded (2:18 in clip – you’ll also see a great Carter Blake slip). It’s nice seeing everyone work together.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

5. McAlester opens up her locker door, grabs her research, and the shark attacks. I love that the shark was sitting in her room, waiting for her to grab her research.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

4. Carter opens up the pen door so he can dart the Gen. 2 shark (:30 in clip). It’s freaky watching him swim out into the dark water. It’s neat knowing that the Gen. 2 shark allowed Carter to dart it.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

3. You think that another shark is trying to bash its way into the elevator shaft, BUT, it’s Preacher coming to save the day. It’s a nice moment.

2. Preacher opens and closes the oven door when he’s trying to not become shark food. I love the idea of him climbing into the oven.

1. The Gen. 2 shark sneaks into the flooded kitchen (:20 in clip) while Preacher is climbing on some cabinets. This isn’t exactly exciting, I just love how stealthy the shark is. It makes me laugh that the large shark is able to sneakily get into the kitchen while Preacher isn’t looking. It’s super cheeky.

r/movies - In honor of the 8 minutes that Deep Blue Sea dedicates to people opening and closing doors, I decided to rank the 39 moments involving doors in the film.

There you have it! A completely necessary ranking of the 39 times doors are opened or closed in Deep Blue Sea. I hope you enjoyed it! Make sure to watch the film again, read all the great articles about it, and check out Deep Blue Sea – The Podcast.

If you like this random post, make sure to check out my other random data on Reddit.

Movies featuring snowmobile action scenes are way cooler than movies featuring jet ski action scenes

Analyzing the unnecessarily large trap in Predators

How old is MacGruber?

The Con Air seating chart

Jacked Up – A Perfectly Bad Adam Sandler Film

What is the most Fast & Furious film in the Fast & Furious franchise?

How long did it take The Joker’s henchmen to build the cash pyramid in The Dark Knight?

Brad Pitt eating and box office numbers

JCVD and his splits

How Far Did the Shark Travel in Jaws: The Revenge?

Matthew McConaughey’s massive jump in Reign of Fire

How Far Does the Creature From It Follows Travel?

People love a bearded Kurt Russell

Tracking the Merman’s Murderous Journey

Michael Myers road trip in Halloween H20

Stellan Skarsgard’s journey in Deep Blue Sea was gnarly

How Fast Can Leatherface Run?

Jet Ski Action Scenes Are the Worst

A Breakdown of the Events Leading Up to Sam Jackson’s Demise in Deep Blue Sea

The Fast & Furious & Corona

How Did the Geologist Get Lost in Prometheus?

How Long Does it Take Horror Villains to Travel From NYC to San Francisco?

Michael Myers Hates Using His Turn Signal

Can Jason Voorhees teleport?

How Long Did the Joker Need to Setup the Weapon Circle in Suicide Squad?

How Much Time Did Batman Need to Setup the Bat Fire Symbol in The Dark Knight Rises?

How Much Sand Did Elektra’s Sandbag Trainer in Daredevil (2003) Require?

Breaking down The Mariner vs. Sea Eater battle in Waterworld

Analyzing the Posters for Nicholas Sparks’ Book Adaptations

How far Did Nic Cage Run Around in a Bear Suit in The Wicker Man Remake?

How Many Bullets Missed John Matrix in Commando?

How Much Blood Poured Out of the Sprinklers During the “Blood Rave” in Blade?

Michael Myers Loves Doing Laundry

Dolph Lundgren and His Front Kicks

How Many Calories Did Shaggy and Scooby Doo Ingest When They Ate the Cotton Candy Glob?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *