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Van Etten, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur, tests drugs on bull sharks in hopes to extract their antibodies to cure human diseases. Before he can continue with his experiment, he tries to enlist Misty Calhoun, a shark conservationist, and other scientists to lead and endorse this project. The drug-enhanced sharks quickly begin to adapt and learn new hunting skills. The humans lose control over the laboratory and now they have to fight to survive.

deepbluesea2bluStudio: Warner Brothers
Year: 2018
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Run time: 72 minutes
Rating: R

Audio: DTS-HD MA lossless 7.1 mix
Aspect Ratio: 2.40:1
Disc Spec: 1 BD / 1 DVD
Region: 1

The success of “Jaws” (1975), still a masterpiece, spawned a lot of bad shark movies during the last decades. Renny Harlin’s “Deep Blue Sea” (1999) was an exception and possibly one of the best and most entertaining shark movies since “Jaws”. While it’s hard to hate too much on a film in which the lead actress appears to be unable to zip up her coat or wetsuit because of her heaving chest, Deep Blue Sea 2 really isn’t that great, being a predictable rehash of the first film, the set-up and structure almost identical to Renny Harlin’s ’99 hit. Imaginative it most certainly is not.

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. As in Harlin’s movie, the crew of the facility become trapped below the surface, leaving them to try and find a way to the top before the complex floods or they are eaten, either by the artificially intelligent sharks or a school of equally ravenous offspring.

Movie Quality: 6/10

Print/Audio Quality

The print is presented in 1080p/AVC MPEG-4 with a 2.40:1 aspect ratio. “Deep Blue Sea 2” is a very beautiful looking film on Blu-ray and will really show off your home theater making you proud to own the Blu-ray format. “Deep Blue Sea 2” really brings the mirkyness of the ocean to life while sitting in your living room. The color palette really pops off the screen, and never disappoints one bit. Black levels provide some excellent depth. Scenes up close and when the camera pans away show provide stunning details. This film’s image is meant to represent a comic book as the audio commentary indicates.
Print Quality: 9/10

The audio is presented in a DTS HD-MA 7.1 mix. “Deep Blue Sea 2” will shake the walls off the foundation of your house the soundfield is so aggressive when the shark is on the screen. The soundfield is immersive at all times no matter if it is the special effects or dialogue. I was literally amazed with the amount of action panning from each speaker in the rears. It sounded as if there were all kinds of objects ricocheting off of the walls in the room. Bass was punchy as it shows with the amount of gunfire and explosions. Dialogue is also well placed in the center channel sounding crisp and clear.

Print Quality: 9/10

Special Features

  • Returning to the Deep
  • Making Deep Blue Sea 2
  • Deep Blue Sea 2
  • Death by Shark
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted Scenes

Special Features: 7/10

Final Thoughts

The original film was for sure over the top but it was fun and it had a talented cast as well but Deep Blue Sea 2 has none of those things. Overall, Deep Blue Sea 2 isn’t horrible, tt may not be the sequel we were looking for.

Overall Rating: 9/10