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Raging Sharks

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Ever since JAWS enchanted and frightened cinemagoers in the 1970s, the shark movie has become a welcome addition to the horror film genre. RAGING SHARKS continues the tradition, once again tapping into mankind's innate fear of these creatures who … see full wiki

Genre: Horror
Release Date: February 1, 2005
MPAA Rating: R
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Raging Sharks - 2005

  • Apr 8, 2009
Pros: fairly short movie but very complicated plot ... not in a good way

Cons: there were three or four cons in this movie

The Bottom Line:
It's murder out there murder out there
Sharks patrol these waters
Sharks patrol these waters, hey!

Only with Nu Image Productions can you watch a shark movie that has darn little to do with sharks, although they do show up once in a while. Oh no, with Raging Sharks we open with a Millennium Falcon wanna be attacking a Dark Star wanna be ending in a huge explosion in outer space. What the flying flip does this have to do with sharks? Oh, stay tuned my little lovelies.

The explosion releases a capsule which hurtles to Earth, heading for the ocean. In the middle of that vast ocean this capsule manages to find the only tug floating around and crashes into it, taking the crew and ship to the bottom of the ocean. Nestled in the bowels of the ship the capsule bursts open spewing out some orange glowing whatevers and this, kids, is where the sharks come into play … finally! Although it isn’t explained, ever, the sharks take a liking to this junk and start protecting it becoming violent and relentless to all about. Like, who would be about in the middle of the ocean anyway but fish.

Nope, you’re wrong there kids, there are lurkers even here.

A group of underwater explorers just happen to have their ocean station [similar to a space station but under water] anchored. I don’t know why they are in that area but it seems they too have discovered some of the little orange thingies and are trying to figure out what they are. Of course their station is a piece of junk, literally falling apart, and they have to make routine repairs, outside of the station, thus bringing them in contact with the sharks. Is that all?

Oh no …

The head of Oshana’s crew [the ocean station] has to go topside to meet up with … hell, I don’t know … and somehow manages to end up on a submarine. On the sub we first meet up with Corbin Bernsen who plays Captain Riley and wants nothing to do with helping civilians in their problems. That lasts about all of 5 minutes until he turns into the love mushy guy that defies even the highest commands to save this scuttled crew at the bottom of the ocean.

Did I say scuttled? Oh, forgot to mention the sharks bit through their electrical and oxygen lifelines that connected Oshana to the surface.

Also on the sub he meets ‘someone’ from headquarters that is there to shut down this little ocean discovery mission for a large variety of reasons. Seems rather moot since they now are on the bottom of the ocean with no oxygen supply … I’m just saying. Turns out not all the sharks are swimming in the ocean because this dude isn’t from headquarters but actually a Special Dark Ops guy there to destroy all aboard Oshana. And all because they discovered that glittery orange stuff which holds the secret to cold fusion.

Well, as you can see, this is getting very involved. And what happened to the sharks I gotta ask. Isn’t this a movie about sharks? And, seriously, didn’t I see a replica of the Starship Enterprise in this movie too? Ah, boys and their toys.

Raging Sharks was directed by Danny Lerner, written by Les Weldon. An R rating for violence and language, to say nothing of the roars of the sharks. Again, sharks roaring? I will refrain from discussing the alien beings, although they would make good toys if Kenner or someone is interested. And, if I’m not mistaken, didn’t they channel the Mormon Tabernacle Choir throughout the production?

Talk about channeling … I think Corin Nemec, the head of the Oshana, was going for his Keith Urban before-I-met-Nicole image. Joined in this charade was Vanessa Angel who played his wife and was stuck in the ocean station with no air. She, too, suffered from channeling as she went after the Angelina Jolie pouty mouth effect. And Corbin Bersen, for once I can’t dog his job. It wasn’t great but he wasn’t a total a-hole this time either.

Could I recommend this? Sure, I have no pride.


This is my submission to the April 2009 Write for the Good of a Charity Promotion which supports three charities: Autism Speaks entered by shantel1575, The Cancer Research Institute entered by AliventiAsylum, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children entered by ::blush:: me.


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