Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.
USA/Australia, 1999. Warner Bros., Village Roadshow Pictures, Groucho III Film Partnership, Riche-Ludwig Productions. Screenplay by Duncan Kennedy, Donna Powers, Wayne Powers. Cinematography by Stephen F. Windon. Produced by Akiva Goldsman, Tony Ludwig, Don MacBain, Alan Riche. Music by Trevor Rabin. Production Design by Joseph Bennett, William Sandell. Costume Design by Mark Bridges. Film Editing by Derek Brechin, Dallas Puett, Frank J. Urioste.
Hilarious horror movie about a research laboratory in the middle of the ocean that is studying Mako sharks with genetically augmented brains for Alzheimer’s research purposes. Things look fine for the head research scientist (Saffron Burrows) and the rugged shark wrangler (Thomas Jane), but of course something must go wrong, and of course the sharks break out, and of course the body count piles up one after the other until finally coming to its final contestants. Renny Harlin shows no particular directorial flair at the helm of this ship, but doesn’t get in the way of the action either. Those interested in a good gory adventure will have their fill, and those looking for intelligence and plot thoroughness can look elsewhere.