Shark movies are usually a fun experience with suspense and lots of blood. However Director Le-Van Kiet’s “The Requin” is a joyless overly serious film.
Stranded at sea after a massive tropical storm, a woman and her injured husband fight for survival as great white sharks circle below. Starring Alicia Silverstone and James Tupper.
Jaelyn and her husband Kyle are spending a holiday at a beach tourist retreat in Vietnam, housed in an overwater bungalow. Jaelyn is partially withdrawn and traumatized since she suffered a miscarriage, keeping contact with her family and friends mostly through social media; the trip is meant to restore her spirits again. However, on their second night, a violent tropical storm hits the resort. The bungalow is flooded and torn off its moorings, drifting away from the mainland, and Kyle’s leg is severely injured.
If the film had a bigger budget and a script that wasn’t completely joyless, The Requin could have been this year’s Horizon Line. Instead it’s a bore with poorly rendered sharks and a story that sinks pretty fast (no pun intended).
This is one stinker you should swim far far away from…