Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)

Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) (Blu-ray/DVD Review)
Directed By: Darin Scott
Starring: Danielle Savre, Rob Mayes, Michael Beach
Rated: R/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

When shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun is invited to consult on a top-secret project run by pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, she is shocked to learn that the company is using unpredictable and highly aggressive bull sharks as its test subjects, which soon break loose and cause havoc.

1999 gave the world Deep Blue Sea, which if nothing else gave the world a cool music video from LL Cool J. Now here we are in 2018 and we have Deep Blue Sea 2! Who asked for this? Well, I don’t know but they certainly got it. This time around we have people doing experiments on sharks to train them because they feel if they can get these sharks to do what they command then they’ll be able to eventually use this on people. What can go wrong right? Our lead suspects this is a very bad idea but the powers that be don’t listen to her and we find ourselves in the middle of watching these people eventually having to deal with sharks who have ill intentions. You might want to check it out for the pure silliness of it all, but other than that factor Deep Blue Sea 2 is a hard one to stomach at times. This is a movie that has shades of an SYFY channel movie and it won’t take much of watching to figure out where that sort of comparison comes from.

Deep Blue Sea 2 is a far cry from the original, but I’m sure you could probably have guessed that going into it. I like the setting and I can dig the look of things, but CGI and a plot right out of a 50’s science fiction movie don’t seem to settle in too well when dealing with sharks. You get your eye candy and you, of course, get your sharks attacking, but don’t expect much more than that when you sit down to watch this sequel in name only. Don’t get me wrong, I think the original Deep Blue Sea was silly as well but that was the original at least. This one just follows through with more awkwardness without the benefit of at least being first.

Extras

– Returning to the Deep: Making Deep Blue Sea 2
– Deep Blue Sea 2: Death by Shark
– Gag Reel
– Deleted Scenes
– Introductory Trailers

Quality of Transfer: 96%