Joe Gola’s review published on Letterboxd:
You can react to this movie in one of two ways:
1. I am outraged that this big summer blockbuster is so hackneyed and clichéd.
2. I am astonished that this stupid monster shark movie has such incredibly good production values.
I am a little closer to reaction #2, seeing as how I had very low expectations and I saw it via a streaming service that, frankly, I don’t pay for. The decision to waste two hours of my life had already been made and is entirely my own responsibility. I agree that it is annoying that this movie has fewer plot twists than an infomercial, but I have to admit that I did not expect the two helicopters to collide in mid-air. That was pretty cool. I also liked it that there is one character named “awesome kid on the beach.”