The following Blu-ray was provided to me by Warner Brothers for Review. Thoughts and opinions are my own.
All the way back in 1999 a film called Deep Blue Sea opened in one of my local theaters. I went to see it not really knowing what to expect and thoroughly enjoyed it. I still remember the audience reaction when Sam Jackson got eaten by the shark. It was a really cleaver and fun film. Then, close to 20 years later Deep Blue Sea 2 came out. It was a fun film as well. Now a sequel to that is coming out, its simply titled Deep Blue Seas 3, and unlike this year’s Shark Week its actually very fun.
Deep Blue Seas 3 picks up right after the events of part 2, where the genetically enhanced intelligent bull sharks are being chased by not only the scientists, but a team of mercs as well. They have made there way to a small island called ironically enough Little Happy. There are a team of researchers there studying the climate changes causing rising waters that flood small island. It also happens to have a large fish population. One of those fish is a pregnant Great White Shark they named Sally, and she is about to give birth. The mercs tell the people at the island that the bull sharks have been killing people along the coast, they do not (at first) tell them they are the escaped babies from the lab in part 2.
Of course this leads to a natural tension between the groups. Dr Emma Collins, Shaw, Spinnaker, and Miya are all working to save the island and help the fish population. They are against the killing and capture of these Bull Sharks, even after they find out the truth about them. The other group of mercenaries, and the scientist they have along simply want these sharks eliminated. Lucas, their leader, is particularly nasty. He take pleasure in torturing the animals, as well as terrorizing the scientists on the island. I would normally say that these groups come together to stop these sharks, but even after the fact when Dr Collins finds out about the sharks origin they still don’t ever really team up.
There are shark kills, a couple of really great ones actually, and the fact that they make Sally the pregnant Great White a hero (not a spoiler don’t worry) is a great touch. Of course it doesn’t take a genius to figure out the island will start flooding during the climax adding to the tension, but that is ok. The film works well on all these cliched levels. Sure there is a bit much in terms of human conflict, as these films just need humans to be food for sharks, but it all plays together quiet well. The gore scenes are fantastic, as killer shark films go this is definitely one of the better ones, as it does not suffer from lack of budget. This looks very state of the art, and the fact that it continues the story from, part 2 already starts you being vested in the plot.
The acting is very good as well. Bren Foster is fantastic as the evil Lucas and really proves himself to be a scene stealer. Tania Raymonde is great as the (overly) sympathetic Dr Collins, and Emmerson Brooks is amazing in his role of Eugene Shaw. All of the acting is great, and everyone involved has great chemistry with one another. So when you have great special effect, great casting, and a good budget, which you need for these films you have another great entry into the franchise.
Warner Brothers has released this on Blu-ray and it looks great. The picture quality is second to none. Every water shot, every shark scene, every little wave in the ocean looks amazing. The colors are crisp and clear. The audio is fantastic as well. Not only does this have a good score, but you can hear, and almost feel every wave of the water through your surround sound.
If you like the first two films it’s a no brainer you will enjoy this one. If you simply just like Shark’s eating people movies you will definitely want to check this one out as well. I enjoyed it, and I am sure you will as well. Pick this up today.
Overall 3out of 5 Stars!