SKY SHARKS (2020) Reviews and overview

Sky Sharks will be released on Blu-ray and DVD by MPI Media Group on February 2nd 2021.

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Sky Sharks is a 2020 German science-fiction comedy horror feature film directed by Marc Fehse (Mutation; Spores) from a screenplay written by A.D. Morel. The Fuse Box Films-Slice Production Studios movie stars Tony Todd, Robert LaSardo and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

Plot:

A team of Arctic geologists stumble across an abandoned laboratory in which the Nazis developed an incredible and brutal secret weapon during the final months of WW2.

Deep in the ice, the team accidentally awake a deadly army of flying zombie sharks ridden by genetically mutated, undead super-humans, who are unleashed into the skies, wreaking their bloodthirsty revenge on any aircraft that takes to the air.

An elite task force is assembled to take on this deadly threat and stop the Sky Sharks from conquering the air, but as time runs out, the task force realises they will have to fight fire with fire, and the stage is set for the greatest flying super-mutant zombie shark air battle the world has ever seen…

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Reviews:

“Nazi scientists with extraordinary plans is a great storyline, you can take it in so many directions. I can’t help but feel that Sky Sharks suffers from over complications. Discovery, accidental release followed by solution… that simple formula is cluttered with a lot of back story that could easily be cut back and made easier to follow, a fair amount seemed to have no purpose.” Emma @ the Movies

Sky Sharks isn’t supposed to be a good film. It’s like Sharknado with a Nazi zombie twist that was made for horny teen boys that think boobs and gore are cool. I admit I did find the film entertaining, but it wasn’t a good film. I’m never going to be desperate to see it again but it did amuse me for 102 minutes.” Entertainment Focus

“The special effects give it the look of a lazily made Nineties computer game. Whilst this wouldn’t be a problem – and might even be endearing – if the rest of what we got was punchy and fun, when they make up 50% of the film, the result is just boring. One thing you can do if you’re bored watching this film is to play a little game, working out how many seconds you can count until you see another pair of tits.” Eye for Film

“There’s no danger that anyone will confuse Sky Sharks with a movie taking itself too seriously, and occasionally it graduates to being genuinely hilarious, whether entirely intended or not. It doesn’t always work, but schlock aficionados should find enough to enjoy throughout.” Flickering Myth

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Sky Sharks is a film that falls into the ‘car crash’ category. As much as you want to, you simply cannot pull yourself away from what is unfolding onscreen. Not quite a ‘so bad it’s good’ film, Sky Sharks will nonetheless entertain, even if that entertainment comes in the form of you screaming at the screen.” The Hollywood News

“There’s a promising thread too about how people fighting authoritarians may need to become as bad as ones they oppose. However, it’s too messy and poorly paced to be entertaining. At the very least, more badass action sequences with the “unstoppable” and “indestructible” foes would have been welcome. Forget flying: Sky Sharks has an unexpectedly slow stagger to its anti-climax.” Horror Cult Films

“Its tongue may be planted firmly in its cheek, but by taking itself more seriously than most, Sky Sharks works better than the rest of them. Still, detractors are unlikely to be won over by the basic story, wooden performances and underwritten human element (Tony Todd notwithstanding because… well, Tony Todd).” Horror DNA

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“With Sky Sharks, director/co-writer/editor/costume designer Marc Fehse seems to be channelling both Bruno Mattei and Richard Driscoll in an attempt to outdo them both in terms of incompetence with this witless farrago of babbling nonsense.” House of Mortal Cinema

“Mercilessly drawn out to 102 minutes (including post-credits trailer for Sky Frogs), it sloshes comic gore with a distinctly lumpen style that seldom gets laughs […] and manages to be relentlessly aggravating […] Its idea of being edgy and transgressive is characters getting shredded to pieces while having sex in an airplane toilet.  So that’s a miss, then.” The Kim Newman Web Site

Sky Sharks is a perfect blend of gory horror, comedy action, and historic gung-ho: perfect for anyone who enjoyed both Iron Sky and Overlord.” Ready Steady Cut!

“It […] would have helped if the script had given us something to hold our interest between the scenes of blood and/or boobs. Unfortunately, it’s merely a collection of excuses for those scenes strung together, frequently with no explanation for what is going on. I don’t expect meticulous plotting in a film about flying Nazi sharks, but a bit of explanation would be nice. The attempts at humour are another of the script’s weak points.” Voices from the Balcony

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Choice dialogue:

Mother Mary: “Satan eats pizza?”
Father Rodriguez: ” It’s a metaphor.”

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Cast and characters:

Naomi Grossman … Natalie Rochefort
Tony Todd – Candyman; Jack the Reaper; Army of the Damned … Major General Frost
Robert LaSardoAttack of the Unknown; Lake of Shadows; Cynthia; The Human Centipede III … Father Rodriguez
Diana Prince … (voice)
Amanda Bearse … Marjorie Phelps
Dave Sheridan … Kifo Mleta
Eva Habermann … Diabla
Lar Park-Lincoln … Sidney Scott
Barbara Nedeljakova … Angelique
Mick Garris … Doctor Gage Creed
Lynn Lowry – I Drink Your BloodShivers; Cat People … Mother Mary
Yan Birch … Godfrey Graves
Michaela Schaffrath … Heidi Lönz
Asami … Fumiko Katsube
Travis Love … Pierre Colbert
Mathis Landwehr … Tyler
Noush Skaugen … Vanessa Chaldecott – Reporter (as Isabelle Marlowe)
J. LaRose … Martin Keele
Nick Principe … Hans Leiber
Detlef Bothe … Doctor Hans Kammler
Dominic Brunt … Ice cream guy
Mette Lysdahl … Nina Hopkins
Alex Harland … News Reporter
Andreas Schönhofen … Plane Passenger
Jerry Kwarteng … Air Marshall Tony Benett
Conny Dachs … Hoffmann
Anne Alexander-Sieder … Stewardess Mary
Thomas Morris … Doctor Klaus Richter
Kurando Mitsutake … Interpreter
Ralf Richter … Joseph Langner
Micaela Schäfer … Amazone
Nick Cornwall … Weber
Désirée Giorgetti … Tracy
Alex Reece … Camera Guy Mad Dog
Janos Tiborcz … Soldier Frank
Gregory Paul Smith … (voice)
Tobias Schenke … Leon Kramer
Oliver Kalkofe … Goering
Nick Dong-Sik … JJ Jackson
Nina Vorbrodt … Pilot
Steffen Jung … GI
Michael Bornhütter … GI
Charles Rettinghaus … Rainer Wein
Dong Hyun Yoon … Zombie Vietcong
Celina Davis … Naked Girl On Plane
Chris Theisinger … Plane passenger 2
Julia Dordel … Major Doctor Rachel Miler
Alois Knapps … Soldier Peter
Oliver Müller … Plane passenger 7
Benjamin Nippe … GI
Peter Nottmeier … Captain

Technical details:

102 minutes
Aspect Ratio: 2.35: 1

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