Back in 1999, the world was introduced to a trio of super-smart mako sharks who pick off a group of scientists in an underwater research facility one by one in director Renny Harlin's Deep Blue Sea. Nearly 20 years later, SYFY has produced a sequel titled Deep Blue Sea 2, which sees a group of researchers being picked off one by one by super-smart bull sharks in (where else?) an underwater facility.
To celebrate the film's release on Blu-ray/DVD and digital download, SYFY WIRE has put together this exclusive and hilarious supercut of Deep Blue Sea vs. Deep Blue Sea 2, which compares the original and the sequel side by side with similar scenes plucked from each film.
While the premise for the genetic enhancement of mako sharks in the first movie was done with the goal of developing a cure for Alzheimer's disease, unlocking human potential is what the researchers in Deep Blue Sea 2 strive for. One of the great things Deep Blue Sea had going for it was the fact that it was a fun, suspenseful movie that featured a great cast in Thomas Jane (who looked all kinds of badass while swimming with sharks), Samuel L. Jackson, Saffron Burrows, Stellan Skarsgard, Michael Rapaport, and LL Cool J.
Meanwhile, Deep Blue Sea 2 stars Danielle Savre (Boogeyman 2) as shark conservationist Dr. Misty Calhoun, who is hired as consultant on the top-secret project led by Michael Beach's (The 100) pharmaceutical billionaire, Carl Durant. Much like the first film, creating highly intelligent sharks that are out for blood doesn't work to the advantage of the shark's two-legged overlords, as you can see in our exclusive supercut video.
Additional material by Nathalie Caron.