Shark Hunter

release year: 2001
genre: shark monster/action
viewing setting: home DVD, 10/28/05

synopsis: A group of people take a super-sub to investigate problems in a deep-sea base, and find out that a gigantic prehistoric shark is down there.

impressions: It actually wasn't that bad if you ignored some of the logic problems and bad acting. The real main logic problem: how is it that a gigantic sub, better-outfitted than the ones the U.S Navy has, be crippled by a shark that's smaller than it? I'll get to the bad acting in that section below. The other thing here is that the screenwriters must have read Meg by Steve Alten; the ideas are too similar. There's also a rip-off of a scene from Deep Blue Sea. Props to the CGI/effects team - the shark actually looked pretty real. Final note: I really didn't care for the ending, bad idea.

something this movie has that no other movie has: Giant shark vs submarine!

acting: Antonio Sabato Jr faces the same problem here that Tara Reid did in Alone in the Dark: you can't take a good-looking actor/actress of limited acting range, put glasses on them, and expect them to portray a legitimate scientist. Grand Bush (who played one of the Special Agent Johnsons in Die Hard) is good here as an aggressive minisub pilot.

final word: Worth seeing for fans of giant killer shark cheese.

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