Written by Luke Barnes
A film about objectifying women and then watching evil fish rip them apart.
Just from looking at a poster you know that this film knows who it is playing to…. Horny people going to get their titillation at the cinema, as well as those of us whose guilty pleasure is schlocky B movie esque horror. Both of whom will be slightly let down by this film.
In many ways this film tries to be tongue in cheek with its vulgar voyeuristic side, but struggles often to make its creepy camera angles feel in any way like self-satire or parody. In this vein the film is awash with poor female representation, despite having a female lead in Danielle Panabaker, it’s female characters are mostly given stereotypical roles and are ranked in importance under how they look more so than anything else.
Panabaker’s involvement with this is disappointing as she has proven from her other roles that she is a really talented actor, so here it feels as though she is slumming it. Yes, maybe she just wanted the cash, but it still saddens me to see her brought low like this.
Overall, self-referencing your own perviness does not somehow make it less bad.
Some B movie esque charm to be found if you look deep enough.
The poor female representation
It does nothing to distinguish itself from its predecessor
Panabaker deserves better
It has pacing issues
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