Deep Blue Sea is a solid guilty pleasure and was a modest hit upon its release in late summer of 1999. Now, 19 years later we are being served up a straight-to-DVD sequel featuring none of the stars or creative forces behind the original. So, it’s quite interesting that Deep Blue Sea 2 maintains some buoyancy and doesn’t drown in the cliches and tropes that have come to define follow-ups that skip a theatrical release. Sure, it lacks Renny Harlin’s super-charged directing style and I personally missed Thomas Jane’s character, but this sequel is almost good-enough to be on the same tier as the original.
Director: Darin Scott
Writers: Erik Patterson, Hans Rodionoff, Jessica Scott