So I can enjoy a bad shark movie. I really can, but this bad shark movie isn’t one I can enjoy or endorse because it is a sequel to one of the very best killer shark movies ever in “Deep Blue Sea”. When I saw the trailer for 2 it gave me some pretty high hopes! Would it be as good as the original? Of course not, but dare I hope that it would come somewhat close? I did dare hope, and my hope was thrashed nastily by this waste of film. The trailer promised this film to be a clone of the first, sticking closely to the original’s plot and sense of fun and adventure with some possibly pretty decent spfx. Well, it does stick really close to the plot. But that’s about it as the actors are wooden and bland, the spfx are on par (maybe less so) than a SyFy channel movie (at least they’re used sparingly), and the action is what is best described as lackluster. The best thing about this movie is the shot of the female lead free swimming with a great white. After that this is all water-logged. Mercifully, it’s short.
So let me be clear—if you enjoy bad shark movies you can enjoy this film moderately. I might have were it not for there being “Deep Blue Sea”, which is not as good a movie as “Jaws”, but on the other hand it’s probably the best sharks amok movie that exists. So in light of this “Deep Blue Sea 2” is a banal failure, capitalizing on the brilliance of its predecessor. Just like what the “Jaws” franchise eventually devolved into so DBS2 goes, it just gets us there a lot quicker. Boo!!!!