Over here in the UK, one of the best films of the year, (in my eyes, and I know I haven't seen it yet but it's about a giant shark, so how can it be bad?!), is being released; THE MEG. I love a shark movie and I love sharks, shark movies are some of my favourite things and I have seen a fair few. Here I am, about to talk about all kinds of shark films, ones I like and love, and even a few I meh...
Disclaimer though: don't let these films make you believe sharks are evil, they are not in anyway. They are just wild animals and who don't even like the taste of meat, they only bite as they don't have arms to feel. Be nice to them and love them, pleaseeeeeeeee.
First up, my favourite, Deep Blue Sea. Yes, shock horror, Jaws is not my favourite, judge me allllllllll you want but I shall not change to peer pressure! Deep Blue Sea is one of those films that is so bad and so entertaining, it's good. Every time it is on, hands down, I'm watching it. It used to scare me to bits as a child but now, we have a love love and fully love relationship. We made up. "Searching for a cure to Alzheimer's disease, a group of scientists on an isolated research facility become the prey, as a trio of intelligent sharks fight back."
I am going to mention another shark film that is actually really unknown, but actually really damn good, Bait. "A freak tsunami traps shoppers at a coastal Australian supermarket inside the building - along with 12-foot Great White Sharks." Bait is a nice little treat, it's hardly known, but yet, it's good - for one, it's set in a mall, that's original to start with. I knew a few of the actors in it, one being out of one of the best underrated horror films ever, The Loved Ones, so I had some trust. Bait is a cute little number, not the scariest thing ever, but it'll pass the time.
Onto the one you've all been waiting for, the daddy of the shark films : Jaws. "A local sheriff, a marine biologist and an old seafarer team up to hunt down a great white shark wrecking havoc in a beach resort." I have to put it out there, this is not one of my favourite shark films... The thing with shark films, is I like them being bad, but so bad they are good - Jaws is a great film, too good in a way. Sounds weird but that's why I don't love it. Mum loves it though...
Who doesn't love these films?! The Sharknado Franchise. Corny, pretty bad graphics and Tara Reid acting - enough said.
I watched the next one on the list due to how hot the main guy is...don't judge, everyone is shallow... Shark Killer. Again, another not well known one about people after a diamond that has been swallowed by a shark - but it's not that memorable. Entertaining but not that great. If you fancy eye candy and sharks though- go for it, just ignore the rest.
One film that seems to be 'terrifying' due to it being based on true events is Open Water, and Open Water is also a film I didn't find scary in the slightest. I actually really didn't like the film if I am honest... "Based on the true story of two scuba divers accidentally stranded in shark infested waters after their tour boat has left." The concept of it is scary but that's it.
Similar to Open Water, and similar in my dislike for Open Water, is Adrift, which is technically Open Water 2... "When a group of friends fail to lower the ladder of their boat, they find themselves stranded in the surrounding waters and struggle to survive." And again, I didn't like it. Both Open Waters have a good concept to them, but are insanely slow and just not what I expected. I wanted more gore - if you can call me gore shallow.
Last on the list, (as this list could go on for days..), is a film I have watched recently and so won't say much as I will do a full review on it soon, but I will say I liked it and loved the concept; 47 Metres Down. Tense and the sharks aren't killers due to just sharks - woo hoo.
So, I love sharks and shark films, my favourite is Deep Blue Sea, hands down, but I will watch anything with sharks.
Going back to my disclaimer at the beginning, sharks aren't scary or mean or serial killers as movies portray them. They don't have hands so that's why they bite, they don't actually like the taste of us and every time human is bitten, we have gone into their home! They are not monsters - cows kill more people, yet, everyone loves them. Love all animals and don't believe everything you see in entertainment and media. That is all. Have a good day.