After this one, the guy in the seat behind me turned to his friend
and said, "That was a good comedy". I assume he meant comedy as in
laughable, but not funny. This was so bad, but I had wanted to see
it. No amount of poor reviews could prepare me for how bad this movie
For one thing, a larger brain doesn't mean larger intellect,
or more intelligence. And even if the "side effect" of the larger
brain is that "the sharks have grown smarter", that doesn't translate into
knowledge, or experience. For example, the sharks hunt the humans.
Fine. They learn to hunt in packs, because that's more efficient.
Fine. But they know that if you flood a large complex that it will
overstress its moorings and begin to sink, making them free? I don't
think so. Not unless the scientists have been giving them lessons
in structural mechanics.
The things these sharks do are akin to what an "evil human" would
do, because a human has the knowledge and experience. A shark would
not know that you can cut off the path of a human by taking a different
fork in a passageway, and heading him off. Unless, of course, the
shark could read the maps on the walls, I guess.
Another thing that I couldn't stand was the way the actual danger
part of the story was set up. The hurricane thing has been used before
-in Jurassic Park. That's
fine, I guess. But the Aquatica installation was a former military
fueling station for submarines. But it is almost completely destroyed
by a single helicopter crashing into it. I guess that's why it was
And the writers, as always, don't know a thing about physics.
If the pressure is equivalent to 240 feet of water on one side of a door,
and atmospheric pressure on the other, what are the chances of even five
or six people being able to open that door? I have to admit, though,
that it did provide for some neat special effects when they did get the
door open. And why did the electricity stop running right after the
shark was electrocuted? There must have been excellent conductivity
in that salt water when the girl plunged that cable into the shark's mouth.
It would have been neat to see the whole complex light up!
In all, there were the usual terrifying moments, when the sharks
jump up and kill or try to kill the people (and the parrot). But
as usual in these types of movies, the sharks only appear when they are
needed, or at the most inconvenient time, the water floods areas only when
people are around to be flooded, steel fatiguing is only heard when somebody
says something stupid, like "there's the way out!", and many of the people
are just too stupid or single-minded to be real.