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Empire of the Sharks (2017)

On a future earth where 98% of the surface is underwater, a Warlord who controls an army of sharks meets his match when he captures the daughter of a mysterious shark caller.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Savage ... Ian Fien
Jack Armstrong Jack Armstrong ... Timor (as Jack Amstrong)
Thandi Sebe Thandi Sebe ... Sion
Ashley de Lange ... Willow
Leandie du Randt ... Nimue (as Leandie du Randt Bosch)
Tauriq Jenkins Tauriq Jenkins ... Edgar
Tapiwa Musvosvi Tapiwa Musvosvi ... Toby
Camilla Waldman Camilla Waldman ... Captain Ann Aldrin
Jonathan Pienaar ... Mason Scrim
Joe Vaz ... Jasper
Sandi Schultz ... Sarah
Mélodie Abad Mélodie Abad ... Mara (as Melodie Abad)
Royston Stoffels Royston Stoffels ... Zareia
Philip Tan ... Thelonious
Neels van Jaarsveld Neels van Jaarsveld ... Theos McFadden
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On a future earth where 98% of the surface is underwater, a Warlord who controls an army of sharks meets his match when he captures the daughter of a mysterious shark caller who must learn to marshal a supernatural ability if she is to free her people from the Warlord's dominion. Written by Mark Atkins

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mockbuster | shark | warlord | cgi | ocean | See All (7) »

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Mankind just dropped down on the food chain.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El imperio de los tiburones See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa See more »

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Aired as the fifth of six original films in SyFy's 2017 "Sharknado Week" lineup. See more »

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References Planet of the Sharks (2016) See more »

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Every bit as to be expected...
20 August 2017 | by Paul Magne HaakonsenSee all my reviews

First of all I must say that I was lured in given the title of the movie, as I am a fan of the creature feature genre. And yes, there is just something fascinating and interesting about sharks in particular. But the title alone for the movie had B-movie screaming all over it, and when the SyFy name appeared, I must admit to a 'oh, one of those types of movies!' thought crossing my mind.

But still, I decided to sit down to watch the movie, because it is sharks after all. And who knows, SyFy have been known to make a great movie every now and then. They are rarely, but they do exist.

As for the acting in the movie, well I was familiar only with John Savage, and he is always fun to watch in movies. It was really hard to take Jonathan Pienaar serious in this movie given his body gestures and way of acting, whether it was called for in the script or it was his style, I have no idea, but it sure was annoying.

"Empire of the Sharks" falls prey to the usual SyFy level of special effects and CGI. So don't get your hopes up. The effects and visuals are there and they function well enough for their purposes, but they are not impressive eye candies to behold. And the fact that the sharks were growling menacingly as they were swimming about was just ridiculous.

There was something in the movie that was taken directly out of "Conan". It was the scene where chained people were working some kind of milling wheel. A subtle homage or just a random coincidence? Who knows...

I suppose that "Empire of the Sharks" can best be classified as "Water World" meets "Jaws".

The storyline in the movie was easy to follow and required no complex thinking from the audience; so it is essentially just to lean back and watch the movie here. However, the concept of an army of sharks controlled by someone wearing a pair of gloves was somewhat difficult to accepts as a serious idea.

For a shark movie then "Empire of the Sharks" was not overly impressive or particularly enjoyable. It is just another movies in an endless line of less than mediocre shark movies that clutter the genre.


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