This is one of those movies that I waited a while to see. I was supposed to go and see it in the theater, but lately I have to say that the theater has become less appealing and I much more enjoy watching a movie in the comfort of my own home where I can pause if I have to. That being said, there are times when I’ll actually want to go to the theater to see a movie, but it has to be something really special. Anyway, I waited months for this movie to come out and when I finally got the chance to rent it I did. Keep reading to see if this movie was worth the wait.
There’s an experiment going on out in the middle of nowhere, funded by billionaire tycoon Jack Morris, played by Rainn Wilson, no it’s not to build and underwater city, some BioShock humor there for my fellow gamers who read my movie reviews, but it’s to explore the bottom of the ocean which is a big thing. Anyway, after a sub full of people get stuck at the bottom of the ocean after being hit by some prehistoric creator, it’s up to expert diver Jonas Taylor, played by Jason Statham, to save the crew. While doing his job, Jonas is attacked by this prehistoric creature and the end results leads the thought extinct Megalodon to rise from the bottom of the ocean to the top to cause some Jaws like terror. This leads the remaining team of scientists to come up with a way to stop this shark and make sure the beaches are safe once more.
I have to say that for a shark movie, which are way over done by the way and should have stopped a while ago, this was pretty different. It threw some science in there, which works for this movie just like it did for Deep Blue Sea. It also has the typical shark movie things in there like jump scares when this huge ass shark jumps out of the water, a typical beach scene where this huge shark decides to terrorize a beach, and of course the end which is always Jaw’s like. This isn’t a spoiler by the way because this happens in every shark movie. If you watch shark movies, then this must be expected. It’s not like the group of people hunting the shark and the shark ever come to an agreement and they go their separate ways with the shark only agreeing to eat other sea life and stay away from humans. Anyway, not only did this movie have all of that, but it also had a love story. This was a bit confusing and really unnecessary, but hey it was there. Who cares if it took away from the actual movie about a Megalodon just to show that two people who are thrown together because of a situation can find love again. I’m assuming that this was thrown in there to attract more women to watch this movie because who doesn’t want to see a movie about a killer shark terrorizing beaches and also watch two people fall in love? Despite all of that I really enjoyed this movie and it was a fun one to watch.
While there was a cast of actors in this movie, the main focus was always on Jason Statham for the most part. Sure, Rainn Wilson was in it as well as Ruby Rose and a bunch of other actors, but they kind of got thrown to the side as this shark movie kind of turned into a shark / action adventure movie that focused on Jason Statham’s character. Even though they could have focused on the other people in this movie, I think there just wasn’t enough time as it basically became Jason Statham Vs. Megalodon. This was fine and it worked for the movie so no complaints here.
Overall I give this movie a 4 out of 5.
I would say that if you’re a fan of the shark movie genre, then this is a movie that you can’t miss because it has everything that a typical shark movie has. Also if you’re a fan of shark movies that have a little bit more to them like science or even a love story then this is also a good movie to watch. If you’re tired of typical shark movies, I would still recommend this movie because it has a lot more than just the typical shark movie things. If you’ve ever wanted to see Jason Statham Vs. A Shark, then why not see this movie? Anyway, I thought this movie was a fun two hour release from actual life and it was a movie that kept me captivated so I wasn’t looking at my phone every two seconds. Will I watch it again? Probably not, but that doesn’t mean that this movie should be overlooked. It’s just one of those one and done movies.