A businessman sinks $200 million into a special project to help fight Alzheimer's disease. As part of this project, medical biologist Susan McAlester rather naughtily figures out a way to genetically enlarge shark brains, so that disease-battling enzymes can be harvested. However, the shark subjects become super smart and decide they don't much like being cooped up in pens and being stabbed with hypodermics, so they figure a way to break out and make for the open sea... Written by
John Smith <John.Smith7@net.ntl.com>
An uncredited Ronny Cox doesn't get any lines at all in the one scene he appears in. See more »
In the beginning of the movie with the party on the boat and the Gen 2 shark attacks the boat. On the boat the people are listening to a boombox with a teddy bear on it, as the sharks attacks the boat the boombox falls of the boat and into the water, but for a split second the camera shows the boombox still on the boat in its original place. See more »
[to Carter who has his feet in the water]
Let me ask you something, are you sure it was just three sharks?
[Carter takes his feet out of the water]
That's more like it.
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The team from Pacific Data Images are credited with shark nicknames ("Visual Effects Supervisor: Rebecca Mako Marie"). See more »
This is true but that doesn't mean it was a great movie. The effects were just simply great, especially for a shark movie. Definitely ahead of the Jaws series and almost everything else in terms of effects.
The directing was not great but it was not bad. Harlin does enough to keep you entertained the whole movie but that is about it. Don't expect some Spielberg Jaws masterpiece. What pushed it to above average was the one kill scene that you will never see coming. His directing probably made it more funny than scary. That is not horrible though. I won't say who though. The acting was average. This is not a superb cast but that shouldn't be too shocking if you look at the storyline. Nothing else is really worth talking about in the technical aspects.
Just watch it and you will see why it is just a CGI masterpiece.
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