‘Deep Blue Sea’ is finally back with a sequel after almost 20 years, and this time the sharks are smarter than the last time. The first movie came out on 1999 and is mainly remembered for one thing – Samuel L. Jackson getting straight wrecked by a shark.
And, now the wait for a highly anticipated sequel is over. What’s worse than a huge killing machine? A huge killing machine with the brains to outsmart a human, and that’s basically the premise of this movie.
‘Deep Blue Sea 2’ stars Dannielle Savre as shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun, a scientist who has a lot of concerns about billionaire Carl Durant’s experiments on bull sharks. Well, obviously, why even conduct any kind of experiments on a freaking shark?
The trailer shows that Calhoun’s scepticism about Durant’s experiments is obviously reasonable, since the sharks failed to obey anyone and instead went on a flesh-eating rampage. Wow, who would have thought that? How did messing with sharks not end well?
Apparently, Durant has genetically altered the sharks to make them full of “teeth, muscle, and killer instincts”, but isn’t that every shark ever, though?
The sequel doesn’t feature any of the original cast, and even the sharks featured through bad CGI are bull sharks instead of mako sharks like the first one. But, despite that, the storyline seems quite similar; even though experiments are being done on the sharks are performed with the ultimate goal of unlocking human potential rather than finding a cure to Alzheimer’s.
When will people understand that nothing good will come out of trying to make sharks ‘smarter’? Will they just kill you in more creative ways?
While a lot of people are referring to this movie as ‘the sequel no one wanted’, my main problem with it is the fact that it wasn’t called ‘Deep Blue Sequel’. Let’s be real, that’s such a big wasted opportunity.
The movie will get a direct release on DVD and Blu-ray later this year. Check out the trailer: