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Jurassic Shark 2: Aquapocalypse
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If nobody liked the first movie or Jurassic Prey, what made them think this would be any better?
Genre: Horror
Action
Science Fiction
Directed By: Mark Polonia
Written By: Aaron Drake
Starring: Jeff Kirkendall
James Carolus
Jamie Morgan
Tim Hatch
James Kelly
Nico Bryant
Kathryn Sue Young
James Kelly
Titus Himmelberger
Natalie Himmelberger
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Wild Eye Releasing
Release Date: August 15, 2021 (United States)
Runtime: 71 minutes
Country: United States
Prequel: Jurassic Shark


Jurassic Shark 2: Aquapocalypse (also known simply as Jurassic Shark 2) is a 2021 science-fiction "movie" directed by Mark Polonia. The film is a sequel to Jurassic Shark.

Plot

A ferocious, prehistoric Megalodon has returned to the surface, terrorizing a group of oil rig workers and members of a local fishing village.

Why It Sucks

  1. The film looks even worse than the first one:
    • The CGI model for the Megalodon can be summed up by it's source; the video game ARK: Survival Evolved. This is even more lazy than expanding a stock model of a Great White Shark.
      • There's even one brief moment where the Shark is a puppet, and it's on par with the puppet from Jurassic Prey.
    • The opening scene set "75 million years ago" use stock backgrounds, with a terrible stop-motion T-Rex and a cropped image of a Great White Shark enlarged.
    • The Shark is so terribly animated that it even flies out of the water.
    • For about 90% of the film, the Megalodon and the human characters never share the screen, which makes it clear that the production team put no effort into making the Shark look big or intimidating at all.
    • The home-video camera without a tripod, lack of lighting and sound equipment are still present.
    • Most of the shot of the oil rig are just stock footage.
    • The "island" is actually up a river, which repeats the issue in the first movie with the shark being too big to attack on the beach.
    • A boat exploding is just footage of a boat with a greenscreen explosion badly edited in.
  2. Terrible editing:
    • As said earlier, the Shark and humans are never shown on screen together. If we can't see how big the Shark is compared the main characters, how can we fear it all? The movie could be about an average Great White Shark and nothing would change.
    • There's even one case where the CGI models overlap the screen in a scene transition.
    • Whenever we see the Shark's perspective underwater, it just has a bulge edited in, creating the illusion that the animal is drunk.
  3. The acting is absolutely awful:
    • The Marina Owner sounds like a constipated cartoon pirate who can't be taken seriously. The outfit and pipe don't help.
    • The CEO of the drilling company just sounds uninterested.
  4. The score is terrible, especially the electronic pieces previously used in Jurassic Prey and some Hawaiian stock music that just becomes bland as tap water due to overusage.
  5. Several plots don't get any closure and just do nothing but waste time:
    • The whole plot with the guys at the Marina just ends with a boat getting blown up. That's it!
    • There's a brief moment where the CEO of the drilling company says a News Reporter will regret interfering with her company's affairs, but we never get to see that. Again, nothing but a waste of time.
    • In one scene, the CEO is shown dead in her office, but that is never brought up again!
  6. Almost everything about the shark is wrong, even the most basic information of modern sharks:
    • The opening, where the Megalodon eats a T-Rex, apparently 75 million years ago. T-Rex and Megalodon never existed 75 million years ago let alone together; Megalodon lived about 23-3.6 million years ago (Early Miocene to Early Pliocene) while T-rex lived about 68-66 million years ago (Late Cretaceous).
    • One character explains that Sharks "get really big, especially if they're the alpha male". Firstly, the largest recorded Great White Sharks are actually female individuals. Second, Shark don't have a social structure like Wolf packs.
      • Also, the idea of Wolves being led by an alpha male has been recently dismissed.
    • One of the oil rig workers argues that Sharks, Whales, and Alligators survived the K-Pg Extinction event because they're old than the Dinosaurs. While sharks appeared long before the Triassic (450 million years ago during the Late Ordovician) is common knowledge that Alligators first appeared during the age of the Dinosaurs (80 million years ago during the Mid Cretaceous) and Whales first appeared after the extinction (50 million years ago during the Eocene). This is basic knowledge and the movie ignored it!
    • Things get worse when the oil workers find "baby shark eggs" on the shoreline, stating that Megalodon lays eggs and is "part reptile". Firstly, Sharks don't lay eggs on land because they don't have lungs and can't beach themselves intentionally. Second, some species do lay eggs, which don't look like chicken eggs but instead look like this. Third, Megalodon wouldn't have laid eggs, but instead give birth to live young, much like Great White Sharks today.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. The Marina Owner can be laughably entertaining for his bizarre accent and hammy acting.

Videos

External Links

IMDb icon.png Jurassic Shark 2: Aquapocalypse at the Internet Movie Database

0432CA9B-5625-4396-94E2-752A88A449CA.png Jurassic Shark 2: Aquapocalypse on Letterboxd


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