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Deep Blue Sea 3 Blu-ray Review

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“Deep Blue Sea 3” sinks.

In the third entry in this sci-fi horror franchise, Dr. Emma Collins and her team are staying at a man made island fishing village known as Little Happy. While there, she makes blog videos and studies sea life all while being mindful of climate change issues. One day, a ship pulls up which contains marine biologists (including a man named Richard who conveniently has a past with Emma) and weapon toting mercs who are seeking 3 abnormal and destructive bull sharks that could greatly threaten ocean life. Of course, all hell breaks loose with dark secrets coming out, tension forming between the 2 groups (shocker!), plot twists happening, and the sharks wreaking havoc on all of the characters. 

After the dreadful “Deep Blue Sea 2,” I can say the third installment is at least better than that…which isn’t saying much at all. Aside from a few moments of gore and brutal deaths (one of which just rips off the Samuel L. Jackson moment), there’s not much to get excited about with this R-Rated sequel. The plot is lackluster, the cardboard characters are essentially just shark bait, the action is minimal, and the character actions tend to be devoid of logic. Sure, the setting and sets give off an interesting “Waterworld” esque vibe and the movie does at least have something to say about climate change, but that doesn’t salvage what is more or less a slapped together sequel.

Going back to the characters, aside from Tania Raymonde as Emma, nobody has any sort of screen presence here. This sequel desperately could have used at least one name actor to at least give us something to latch on to character wise (or at least someone that can actually act well). Sure, most people just watch these movies for the shark carnage, but given that there wasn’t a ton of that, the movie needed something more from the cast.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 2.39:1 1080p. How does it look? This is a quality hi-def transfer.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? While it does come alive during more action heavy moments, the 5.1 track is strangely a little flat at times.

Extras:
* DVD copy
* Digital copy
* WB trailers
* “Deep Blue Sea 3: Fight To The Death”- A 5 minute featurette that contains interviews, discussions about fight choreography and behind-the-scenes footage.
* “Sinking Sets And Sharks: Making Deep Blue Sea 3”- A basic 5 minute making of featurette

August 21, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , ,

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