Geekery: ‘Deep Blue Sea 2’ Bites Back

Three words: remote controlled sharks.

The 1999 movie focused on a trio of super smart mako sharks being kept in an under sea lab by scientists trying to find a cure for Alzheimer’s – and there’s a cook played by LL Cool J for some reason. Long story short: the sharks ate most of the people and a parrot. It’s become a cult classic. It’s over the top, the effects are really shoddy, and it’s plot holes are gaping.

Deep Blue Sea 2 looks more like a slightly askew carbon copy of the original than a true sequel…

Yep – you can control these killing machines with a thing that looks like a cheap LED flashlight you’d put on your car keys that beeps. Nothing could ever go wrong there. Nope.

The awesome piece of straight to blu-ray was directed by Darin Scott (American Horror HouseMegachurch Murder – linked to prove I didn’t make it up). It stars Danielle Savre as shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun, Michael Beach as pharmaceutical billionaire Carl Durant, and some other actors that are likely shark wranglers aka shark food.

Before you ask, of course I’m going to watch it. Why wouldn’t I? It looks like a perfectly awesome bad movie. I don’t think Michael Beach is going to be able to top Samuel L. Jackson being chomped, though. That’s a tough one.


You in the mood to watch some sharks go to a buffet?

  • euansmith

    I had to go and check; the film I thought this was turns out to be Sphere and not Deep Blue Sea. A lack of Queen Latifa makes me less interested in this production.

    • af

      Sphere, while no masterpiece, was definitely better than Deep Blue Sea. Its worst flaw was not having a gratuitous scene with Saffron Burrows in her underwear.

  • Txabi Etxebarrieta

    LL Cool J was miles away the best part of that film. I sincerely hope they at least give him a cameo.

  • Aaron King

    I love the original. Sad that this one is straight to video…I’m a watch it, though.

  • georgelabour

    There is only one true and good movie about exceedingly voracious Aquatic predators munching on idiots.

    Lo, let it be known that Sharktopus is the one true film of this genre. All others are but false messiahs of schlock and should be burned for heretical heresy.

    Especially Sharktopus vs Whale Wolf vs Mega super boagoat.

  • bobrunnicles

    People here are acting like they’ve never heard of or seen Sharknado 1-5 and I know that just isn’t possible.