– (2017) – A group of friends attempt to see sharks in a safe manner, but end up unstably adrift. Basically a floating Blair Witch rip-off that steals ideas to absurd degrees. Not one single emotion is felt for any character or any one of their ridiculous plights. Laughably atrocious.
– (2017) – Tornadoes of sharks summoned at Stonehenge whisk those who try to stop them to different parts of the world. Does squeeze out some fun in the pre-credit sequence, but afterwards takes a steady decline into repetition and boredom. Some actors do teach a valuable lesson though: don’t get too much plastic surgery.
– (2010) – A former soldier is hired to bring in a genetically altered shark/octopus alive, but all the thing wants to do is kill people. Nothing unlike the dozens of other mutant-animal-attack movies, but does begin with a sense of fun at the expense of stupidity. Slows an hour in and becomes repetitive, but does have some dopey highlights.
– (1977) – A swashbuckling sailor and his comrades travel to a distant land to break the curse of a prince-turned-baboon. While there are moments of adventure and monster activity, everything in between moves incredibly slow. Gets points for imagination, but the excitement factor is bogged down by the languid pace.
– (2017) – Two friends become stranded in an underwater cage beneath shark infested waters. Does manage a moment or two of suspense, and the overall dread is fitting, but the rancid dialog all but destroys the experience. The characters are annoying to the point where one can’t help but root for the sharks.
– (2008) – A former detective who uses prostitutes to track whomever stole some of his women ends up searching for a serial killer. The complicated but clear plot is engaging throughout thanks to swift editing, touches of humor, and grueling suspense. Takes enough jarring turns to keep one glued to their seat in anticipation of how it all unfolds.