Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)

“Just stay out of the water until we’ve done our work. Okay? Just as a precaution.” – Richard Lowell

Number of Times Seen – 1 (21 Mar 2021)

Brief Synopsis – On an island in the Indian Ocean, a group of researchers come across 3 genetically enhanced sharks.

My Take on it – This is another film that I decided to watch because my friends Mark and Jay on the Deep Blue Sea Podcast to include the two sequels to the hit original from 1999.

I was not a fan of the second film in the series and went into this one with very very low expectations.

Thankfully, they do manage to redeem the franchise a bit with this film because of the way that they present the story and characters in a more thoughtful way.

They still fall into some of the known pitfalls and tropes of the genre, but at least make it all seem more fun to watch unfold.

The franchise has been known for its surprises along the way and this film doesn’t disappoint in that manner.

In fact, it even is able to have a very cool shocker that ranks quite high on my list of shocking moments in the series.

The characters in this film have more backbone than most of the ones in the two previous films and that helps make this more enjoyable because you can get a glimpse of hope for humans against the sharks as the story unfolds.

Having heard two podcast with the director John Pugh on the aforementioned podcast, I have much more respect for the difficulties of making such an effects laden film and that also helps make the story more enjoyable to watch.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Released two years after Deep Blue Sea 2 (2018) and released 20 years after Deep Blue Sea (1999). Rick Lowell provides an explanation establishing the connection between the three films. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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