I got about 40 minutes into this and nothing happened, the acting was terrible, there's no special effects, it's just a pointless movie. If you're interested in seeing what the flawed but entertaining original would have looked like with a first draft script and Syfy channel budget, this is a must see, for the less curious swim as far away from this as possible. This was only made to cash in on the success of the original movie. I rented this one hoping for more of the same in that regard. When you go into this just be aware it was bought by the Scifi channel so expect the usual low budget effects and terrible acting and you won't be too disappointed.
Everything is and feels fake. I actually enjoyed her performance and thought she stood out. That they only harm people when they are mistaken. I really struggled to hold my attention to this and found myself getting bored. The project, though, did not materialize. Trent reveals to Misty that Durant has been doing the same experiments on himself using a genetics-altering liquid in order to make himself more intelligent, due to his phobia that technology will one day rule the world. The wooden cast is unknown besides some tv work and it shows: the one-dimensional characters are totally unconvincing.
Please give me back my money! It's just too bad she didn't have more to work with. The macho guy playing the Thomas Jane character from the first movie takes the cake when it comes to overacting. With the trailer for Jason Statham blockbuster The Meg dropping last week, I felt in the mood for some silly shark horror. But it did set up a fun concept of scientists working on an underwater laboratory were experiments on sharks made them faster and smarter. Danielle Savre was the one bright spot in the film.
Where they are experimenting on sharks to help combat human diseases. Seeing them jump out of a water pool to attack someone was even worse. As a demonstration, Durant throws Aaron into the water, letting the sharks chase him: at the last possible second, he uses a key to drive them away in formation. Blu-ray disc accounted for 35% of the sales for Deep Blue Sea 2 versus 48% for The Post and 50% for The Commuter. I absolutely hated the fact that it was mostly filmed in a horrible blue or green colour which I found very annoying.
And the direction is not coherent with the characters making choices. As a result of a lack of pressure stabilization in the room, the water from the pool pours in, and the group becomes separated; Leslie is knocked unconscious in the flooding; Durant and Daniel both end up alone. Maybe to cash in on the release up and coming The Meg or off the back of the better 47 Meters Down and The Shallows. They just went full in with Super Smart Sharks! I did not know that sharks squeak when they are angry - you learn something new every day. The original out shines this garbage by far!! The only horror experienced here is the fear of Part 3. Part 2 tho, shows nothing new. The two manage to reach the surface.
The film also lacks thrills and scares. I could barely pay attention to this it was so disengaging. I gave the movie 3 stars because it make me laugh so much! Like the main character being a pro at swimming and facing against the sharks. Wooden acting here, stilted dialogue, and even the attempted humor rarely works. Deep Blue Sea 2 achieved an Index of 12. You barely see any of the sharks and the characters are bland and very forgettable.
Danielle Savre plays shark expert Misty Calhoun which sounds more like a stripper's name than a scientist's , who is hired by eccentric billionaire Carl Durant Michael Beach to join his team in the high-tech undersea lab where they are conducting experiments on bull sharks. She and neurobiology students Leslie and Daniel Kim are taken to the facility by Durant's associate Craig Burns on a motorboat. Fun characters, random and shocking deaths, absurd plot. If you are looking for a good shark movie, don't waste your time with this one. After 40 minutes you start wishing the sharks are eating everyone in a hurry so you can go home and watch a movie on Netflix. And an annoying performance from Michael Beach who becomes obsessed with his research. The shark pups then find them, and Misty distracts them while Aaron and Daniel begin climbing to the surface.
However, it is soon revealed that Bella and her pups survived the explosion and are now free in the open ocean. Misty then realizes that Bella went into labor after being dropped back into the pool, and has given birth to a series of shark pups, which attacked Craig. Imaginative it most certainly is not. After 17 minutes you know all actors whom are in the movie just to be eaten by the sharks. Truly, my only regret is the fact that they bonded this one to the original. Well, sequel, Part 2 basically follows the same story, has the same location with even the same characters. The remainder of the movie are scenes shamelessly copied from the original movIe and very badly reshot.
And there's a tagged on ending where the sharks head to attack some beach goers. Realizing that the facility is sinking, and they cannot stay any longer, the group makes a break for the motorboat. The script is filled with bad dialogue. As I recall the original 1999 film, it was hokey at times, but could be fun and entertaining. They couldn't come up with anything new except for the baby sharks. The first one, as we all know, was an excellent cheesy fun horror, that delivered plenty! Acting, direction, and action is just one long bore. The movie starts off by trying to build foundation of a good movie, but then soon the movie starts to self destruct into a bunch duplicated scenes from the original film Deep Blue Sea movie which I liked.