PLANET OF THE SHARKS (2016) Reviews and overview

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‘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.

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.


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“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


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 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


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