PLANET OF THE SHARKS (2016) Reviews and overview

NEW! Visitors ratings! Press a star to indicate your rating of this movie!
  

Planet-of-the-Sharks-2016

‘When the world floods with water one species rises to the top.’
Planet of the Sharks is a 2016 American science-fiction action horror film directed by Mark Atkins (Evil Eyes; Sand Sharks; Awaken) from a screenplay co-written with Marc Gottlieb for production company The Asylum.

The movie stars Alex Anlos, Brandon Auret (Tremors 5: Bloodlines), Stephanie Beran (Killer Party), Angie Teodora Dick and Lindsay Sullivan.

Plot:
In the near future, glacial melting has covered 98% of earth’s landmass. Sharks have flourished and now dominate the planet, operating as one massive school led by a mutated alpha shark…

The film premiered on 27 July 2016 as part of the Syfy Channel’s Sharknado Week.

rubber-sharks-wooden-acting-the-ultimate-bad-movie-guide-nicko-vaughan

Buy: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk

Reviews:

“Bad CGI: check, bad acting: check, silly premise: check, token annoying fat bloke: check, token relatively attractive woman with big boobs: check, over the top storyline which results in using the most bad CGI possible: check … If you like so bad it’s good I’m afraid this doesn’t fall into that category, it’s more a case of so bad it’s funny. Yet saying that I did want to see how it ended…” Acid Burns Horror Show

“Mostly Waterworld with sharks, there are elements of Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome and Day of the Dead in the early going … Just as zombies were tangential to what made Zombieland work, so this could have been a shark movie about more than sharks. Unfortunately, any such lofty ambitions are abandoned at about the one-third point, and we’re left with a largely predictable procession of people and sharks towards the launch-site.” Film Blitz

Planet-of-the-Sharks-2016

Waterworld meets Jaws (with less drinking of urine). Actually pretty entertaining, with some decent production values for a movie of this type. Terrible CGI, but that’s par for the course.” Dan D.

” …does a fair and reasonable job of conveying the world of scavengers afloat on the ocean with penny-pinched resources […] Elsewhere, there are some adeptly handled scenes where sharks jump up through the bottoms of boats, and where two men are fighting bent over the side of a boat and a shark leaps out of the water to bite one man’s head off.” Moria

Planet_of_the_Sharks_2016_9239085

Planet of the Sharks was a little bit talky for an Asylum film. That’s not necessarily a bad thing. The film deserves some credit for trying to explain the science behind what was going on and for attempting to give the characters some sort of motivation beyond “Let’s blow up a bunch of sharks.” Those looking for nonstop action may be a little bit disappointed.” Through the Shattered Lens

Cast and characters:
Brandon Auret … Dillon Barrick
Stephanie Beran … Dr Shayne Nichols
Lindsay Sullivan … Dr Roy Shaw
Lauren Joseph … Beatrice
Daniel Barnett … Moffat
Christia Visser … Dr Caroline Munro
John B Swart … Hideo Ishiro
Alex Anlos … Nathan Terry
Angie Teodora Dick … Joanne D’amato
Ryan-Wayde Hannival … Lookout
Zane Westermeyer … Butcher

Trailer:

Ten Jaws ripoffs – Syfy edition:

MOVIES and MANIA rating:

MOVIES and MANIA is a genuinely independent website and we rely solely on the minor income generated by internet ads to stay online and expand. Please support us by not blocking ads. If you do block ads please consider making a small donation to our running costs instead. We'd really appreciate it. Thank you. Furthermore, as an Amazon Associate, the owner occasionally earns a small amount from qualifying linked purchases.