Empire of the Sharks (2017)

The Shark Whisperer

Global issues has caused planet Earth to flood with 98% of it covered in ocean whilst survivors live in small floating communities. And these small communities are being held to ransom by a Warlord who uses sharks to inflict pain on those who attempt to rebel. But things take a surprising turn when the Warlord kidnaps the daughter of a mysterious shark whisperer who must learn to harness her inherited to gift to take control of the Warlord's sharks and free her people of his tyranny. Meanwhile a couple of rebels put together a rag bag team with unique gifts to help infiltrate the Warlord's fortress.

Considering Kevin Costner's "Waterworld" is such a ridiculed movie it is quite surprising that other movies would use ideas from it, although considering I am on about sci-fi shark movies then maybe it isn't so surprising. As such once again we get presented in "Empire of the Sharks" a flooded future where for what ever reason the planet is engulfed in Ocean's with survivors living in floating shacks. Thing is that none of this, none of the suggested mechanisms they use to survive is that entertaining nor is the whole set up of this Warlord using sharks to intimidate and control people as all it means is we see is weak CGI sharks leaping over gang ways and taking a mid morning snack back down with them.

Now of course "Empire of the Sharks" tries to bring some thing different and so we seem to go a bit "Star Wars" as we have a couple of rebels moving from one community to another where they deal with traders and shady characters to get information and help. Plus we have the daughter of the shark whisperer who must learn to use the force which she has inherited. I won't go on because none of it is very good and unsurprisingly the characters are just as poor as everything else in this movie.

What this all boils down to is that "Empire of the Sharks" is as weak as you expect it to be and sadly it doesn't reach the depths of being enjoyably bad.

Tags: Shark Movies