– (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.
– (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.
– (2017) – A military guided expedition to an unclaimed island leads to the discovery of a massive ape. Gets off to a rip-roaring start, but after the first major action sequence, the pace takes a serious hit. Separate parties wander toward a rendezvous point amid sporadic creature battles, yet only one character has a background while others go missing for long stretches. The human scope is empty, but the mystique of Kong is top notch.
– (2016) – A young woman travels to a specific vacation spot to surf and recollect, and becomes stranded on a reef by sharks. Yet another water feature that might pretend it’s on par with Jaws, but has no such credibility as it’s more akin to the atrocious Open Water. A drab showcase of a prolonged victim who suddenly rises against an improbable occasion.
– (2016) – Whirlwinds of sharks (and cows) wreak havoc across the country, laying waste to washed up celebrities and those with no future. Gets off to an awesomely bombastic start in Las Vegas, but then settles into the safe corn this series thrives on. Goes to absurd places, and does have some fun vibes.
– (2015) – A theme park centered around deadly dinosaurs falls under attack from deadly dinosaurs. The characters are so blatantly empty that soulless animals gradually become the emotional heroes. A long, dull, and obvious rehash of events already seen in previous installments. This series is evolving in the wrong direction.