Shark Swarm is an American television horror-thriller film created by RHI Entertainment as part of the Maneater film series. It premiered on Syfy on May 25, 2008. Directed by James A. Contner and written by Matthew Chernov and David Rosiak, the film stars Daryl Hannah, John Schneider and Armand Assante.
A fisherman and his family fight to take down a greedy real estate developer who has released toxins into the ocean, turning the area's sharks into bloodthirsty hunters.
Why It Sucks
- For starters, it's obviously a rip-off of 1978's The Swarm, and 1975's Jaws, but with different creatures, and locations.
- Horrible, and lazy written storyline that was overused with four writters.
- Many of the death scenes are very laughable and It's not too scary.
- Terrible acting, especially from Daryl Hannah.
- There is a scene that literally stoles two shots from the movie Deep Blue Sea.
- Lame suspenseful scenes.
- There are some continuity errors, like the scene at the opening the beginning when Deacon and Weaver are at the power plant, as Weaver is turning the valve, he's wearing a green shirt and a gray cap. But, in the next shot, he's oddly wearing the same gray cap, but with a red shirt and a silver hoody.
- Most of the characters in the entire film are incredibly flat, lousy, and forgettable.
- The action sequences, including shark attack scenes, are very dull, and lazy compared to the Jaws films, and sometimes non-related Jaws films.
- Abysmal pacing: There is so much paddling that makes the whole movie feel even longer than it actually is. Not only that but the movie's runtime is literally 164 minutes, which is the longest shark film to date, even longer than Jaws (1975), while the first Jaws film was only 124 minutes at the time the film was made.
- There are numerous moments that make the movie feel like an unintentional comedy.
- Laughable cinematography in many shark attack scenes, which there are many scenes where the camera zooms in and out of a eating sharks very quickly.
- Horrific special effects for the sharks, especially the hammerhead sharks.
- The scene where a man wakes up the shark at the beach by eating his hand up is somewhat shocking.
- Decent soundtrack.
The film received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, and audience alike, with a 23% audience score rating on Rotten Tomatoes.