Planet of the Sharks online movie review - Another mutant shark that threatens our very existence...
Well, let's be honest, it is no big secret that when you sit down to watch any of the numerous creature features from SyFy, then you know that chances are more than overwhelming that you will be in for something cheesy and very low budget.
And "Planet of the Sharks" wasn't a movie that broke that stereotype.
What do you get if you take elements from "Waterworld", "Planet of the Apes" and "Jaws" and put it into a blender and serve after one hour and thirty minutes of non-stop high-speed blending? You get "Planet of the Sharks", of course.
The story in this movie is about our planet having suffered from some kind of natural disaster which has left the entire planet flooded, and people live afloat some makeshift flotillas. But the waters are far from safe. The temperature is changing, which is causing plankton growth to diminish, which in turn is causing a massive drop in the fish population, which ultimately ends up in the apex predators of the sea, the sharks, to have nothing to feed on. And when there is nothing to feed on below the waves, the sharks seek to feed on the humans above the waves.
Right, well the story is not the cheesiest of story lines that I have witnessed from SyFy, but it wasn't a particularly convincing storyline either. And that was perhaps because of the poor CGI and lack of a captivating storyline as a whole.
As with most SyFy movies, then the effects in "Planet of the Sharks" were questionable. Sometimes the sharks looked alright, but most of the time they were poorly animated, and when the fins broke through the surface of the water, there were no visual effect of this, and it was painstakingly obvious that it was just poorly animated CGI shark fins.
The acting in the movie was adequate, well as far as acting in movies such as these go. I have seen worse acting, believe you me. So I will say that people were doing good enough jobs with their given roles and characters throughout the course of this movie.
"Planet of the Sharks" is one of those guilty pleasures. You know, a movie that is so bad that it is actually fun and sort of pseudo-entertaining to watch.
I am rating this movie three out of ten stars. SyFy have a lot of creature features, and many of them are better than this one. Sure, it is good enough to watch if you have nothing better to watch and just need a movie where you don't have to think a single though, but it is hardly a movie that you will watch more than a single time.