Earl Bassett, now a washed-up ex-celebrity, is hired by a Mexican oil company to eradicate a Graboid epidemic that's killing more people each day. However, the humans aren't the only one with a new battle plan.
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
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At the end of the film, Dr. McCallister jumps into the water having cut her hand to attract the attention of the shark with her blood. The time taken for the shark to detect her blood is extremely short - far, far shorter than the time it would take for it to diffuse through the water even if there were considerably stronger currents than were visible. See more »
So here's the riddle. What does an eight thousand pound mako shark with a brain the size of a flat head V8 engine and no natural predators think about?
Well, I'm not waiting around here to find out!
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At the beginning of the film, both the Warner Bros. shield and the Village Roadshow logo are depicted as being underwater. See more »
SPOILER:In US TV versions, several of the death scenes are edited and cut for content. This includes the death of Russel Franklin (Samuel L. Jackson) and Tom "Scoggs" Scoggins (Michael Rapaport). In the original theatrical and DVD versions, their deaths are more gruesome and last a few seconds longer, with the sharks actually tearing and mutilating their bodies. Scoggs body, for instance, is torn apart into several pieces, with blood and gore splattering everywhere. Most American TV versions show the characters being attacked by the sharks and then cut to the scene 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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