When a lifeguard catches wind of a dangerous anomaly off the coast of San Diego, she commissions a band of unlikely heroes to assist her on a suicide mission to save the west coast from total destruction.
Rachele Brooke Smith,
A new breed of aggressive, ravenous sharks cracks the frozen ocean floor of an Arctic research station, devouring all who fall through. As the station sinks into frigid waters, those alive ... See full summary »
Emile Edwin Smith
Heading into the woods for a weekend retreat, a group of corporate executives find that the area is infested with a swarm of bull sharks attempting to construct a dam along the local river with human body parts and team up with a wildlife officer to stop them.
This was a highly enjoyable and overall fun killer shark effort. One of the film's better elements is the fact that there's the usual and highly exciting action scenes that are so cheesy in concept that they're fun and exciting. The opening attack on the cliff-diver in the lagoon where they jump out of the water and snag her in mid-air, the first investigation of the diver at the dam where they find out the location of the bodies and the sharks swimming around but gets attacked before anything can be done about it and a series of smaller attacks on the different people along the river giving us the fun attacks on the trio out on the rafts, the rather thrilling and creative attack on the zip-liners over the river where they have to rescue the two while the sharks are swirling around waiting to pick them off along the protective line while the two attempt to provide protection and the great attack on the fisherman where they come out of the water to attack them. All of these are more than enough to hold this up to the film's main positive in the attacks on the group on the retreat who are on the river as this is a usually typical extended series of action-packed attacks that are so much fun and exciting. There's plenty of scenes of the sharks leaping out of the water and tackling them out of the boat, bringing out the dead bodies and really managing to give this one a wholly intriguing final half where they drag the group down the river into the new dam where there's a slew of explosively cheesy setups that come from the different attacks against them and the need to fight off the sharks which makes for some incredibly good times to finish this off in grand style. As is usually the case here, there's plenty of graphic attacks generated from this grand action series of scenes as there's mangled and chewed up body parts floated all over the place and on the attacks as they bite into the victims which gives this some nice and bloody bits to go along with the fine action. Though not the most logical story out there, the unique and original story does make this feel quite creative enough to make for a solid series of positives that work really well here. The film does have a few minor flaws, in that the unique story doesn't really make any sense. It's never brought up where the sharks would've learned the idea of starting off the main plot point in the film as that does seem to go quite against their own natural behavior and implies a far greater level of thinking than they're capable of. Along with the usual atrocious CGI, it's what holds the film down.
Rated Unrated/R: Graphic Violence and Language.
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