‘Deep Blue Sea 2’ is a Soggy Sequel

(Welcome to DTV Descent, a series that explores the weird and wild world of direct-to-video sequels to theatrically released movies. In this edition, we go swimming with sharks and take a look at the long-overdue follow-up to the highly entertaining shark attack thriller Deep Blue Sea.) 

Director Renny Harlin‘s career is itself heading towards the DTV world these days, but back in the ’90s, he delivered a handful of truly solid big-screen action/adventures like Cliffhanger (1993), The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996), and the deliriously fun Deep Blue Sea (1999). The latter film pits a cast of familiar faces against a trio of genetically modified sharks in the middle of the ocean, and it is glorious. Big thrills, a knowing sense of humor, and at least two genuine character surprises elevate it from minor genre fare to a slice of entertainment that’s shown real staying power over the nearly two decades since its release.

A sequel has been rumored over the years, but it’s only now come into existence by way of a DTV film featuring none of the original’s players and nearly all of its story beats. A lack of originality is no guarantee of awfulness, though, so we decided to jump in feet first to see if the blandly titled Deep Blue Sea 2 can sink or swim with Harlin’s kick-ass original.

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deep blue sea 2 trailer

Remember Deep Blue Sea? The 1999 movie starring Samuel L. Jackson and some super-smart sharks? Well, there is now a Deep Blue Sea 2, with even more super-smart shark action to sink your jaws into, courtesy of Syfy. If you think this is a joke, check out the Deep Blue Sea 2 trailer below.

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deep blue sea sequel

In 2009, we were deprived of a straight-to-DVD Deep Blue Sea with surgically enhanced sharks equipped with machine guns and torpedoes. It was a great loss, no question. Now, a sequel to Renny Harlin‘s 1999 shark attack semi-classic is happening, but it’s not going to theaters or straight to DVD. It’s coming to the SyFy channel.

Below, learn more about the Deep Blue Sea sequel.

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