This in-name-only sequel to the direct-to-video SHARK ATTACK (1990) offers more of the same to fans of finny fright films, as a different set of unfortunates get caught the midst of various bloody feeding frenzies. South African marine biologist Nick Harris (Thorsten Kaye) is pressured by his boss, Michael Franciso (Danny Keogh) into importing a great white shark for Capetown's new acquatic attraction, Water World. Though sharks have already been spotted in loca waters,a new breed of killing machine emerges after a scientist in Hawaii injects pregnant female sharks with steroids. The sharks are destined for a research facility, but get loose and give birth in open water. Nick captures a shark for Water World, but the newly acquired beast kills a worker and heads back out to sea. Francisco drops the blame for the fatal mishap on Nick, then replaces him with Roy Bishop (Daniel Alexander), a TV shark hunter. The disgraced Nick finds an ally in Samantha Peterson (Nikita Ager), whose sister was eaten by a steroid-enhanced shark. The cocky Roy changes his tune after a school of hyper-aggressive sharks attack his crew right through their protective cages. True to his usual sleazy form, Francisco assures the mayor that the waters are safe for an upcoming surfing event, and a school of sharks chows down on the unfortunate participants. Roy, Samantha and Nick join forces to lure the sharks into a cave and blow them to smithereens, but after Roy activates the bomb, the sharks smash Roy and Nick's mini-sub, trapping them. It's up to Samantha to rescue her friends and make sure the super-sharks don't escape to terrorize the deep blue sea. Surprisingly, this retread is actually marginally better than its predecessor, boasting glorious scenery, spectacular stuntwork and a believable romantic relationship between Samantha and Nick.
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- Released: 2000
- Rating: R
- Review: This in-name-only sequel to the direct-to-video SHARK ATTACK (1990) offers more of the same to fans of finny fright films, as a different set of unfortunates get caught the midst of various bloody feeding frenzies. South African marine biologist Nick Harri… (more)