A trashy film that knows what it’s. And that’s all it needs to know. Bad dialogue and often silly characters. But it hams it up well. Rightfully plays its B-film concept (that would take a great auteur to make it serious,) as charming, fun, and adrenaline pumped. Creative set pieces, despite its first 40-minutes taking too long for its obvious typicality of a setup. Yet, once it gets to shark action, it delivers.
If anyone felt "Jurassic Park" was just too gentle, they only had to wait a few years for director Renny Harlin's nihilistic monster mash. Thanks to their crime of hubris and attempting to play God in the laboratory, a bunch of hapless scientists are given some of the most profane deaths I've ever witnessed onscreen. The ending credits song by LL Cool J is the icing on the cake ("My hat is like a shark's fin!").
Unrestrained silly garbage that earns points for big laughs, great (albeit ridiculous) action sequences, and the memories of seeing it in theatres at the tender age of 11 with a wimpy friend who was frightened to death.
It is a long time since the last decent movie about man-eating sharks and this one ups the danger by having them more intelligent due to scientific experiments. There are several fun-to-watch over-the-top death scenes and a cast game for the task of being chewed up by CGI effects. But being particularly original and decent it is not.