Empire of the Sharks 2017 3 out of 10
Apparently Asylum had some leftover pontoon sets from the lackluster Bad Shark movie Planet of the Sharks from 2016--so they decided to make another Water World Shark movie rip-off.
Is this now and official sub-genre of shark film?
The movie takes place on an earth where over 98% of the planet is covered in water. An evil Warlord controls the seas with an army of sharks that can be controlled by some virtual reality gloves. Think of him as a Negan with sharks. One of the tiny little make shift floating cities fails to give proper tribute to Hooper (you wait this isn't a Bug's Life ) and so the warlord takes some of the people as collateral.
A guy from the village sets out to rescue the girl he promised to look after named Willow (that apparently has a special amulet and the ability to communicate with and control the sharks. The hero character bands together a ragtag group to help save he girl and the film ends up as a battle between the warlord that looks like it could be Don Henley's cousin and he Willow with the mystical shark powers.
The movie is of course low budget and kind of chessy just like Planet of the Sharks from last year. I hope this WaterWorld shark genre is not here to stay---but the budget for these films feels like something out of the Beastmaster TV series.
3 bad sharks moviess down...3 More to go. I'll have a Shark minute segment on our next Podcast to quickly review all 6. I think I'll go with Sharknado 5 tonight in hopes of some enojoyment that has been lacking in the last 3 films.
This is a watch the trailer and skip it movie ---unless like me you need to see all bad shark movies looking for the SO GOOD IT IS GOOD one.
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