Director: Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray
Starring: Carmen Electra, Charlie O’Connell, Brooke Hogan, Christina Bach Norman, David Gallegos
1 body, 2 heads and 6,000 teeth.
The Sea King boat is headed out for sea with a group of college students under the guidance of Professor Babbish and his wife. The expedition comes to a full halt when the boat gets damaged by the corpse of a dead shark.
The group heads to a nearby abandoned island while some of the crew is working on the boat and they soon find themselves in great danger when not only the island is about to crumble into the sea, but also by the terror of a bloodthirsty 2-headed shark!
Ask yourself this… are you that hungry for new shark films that you would want to see a new one just because the shark has two heads? I did, but would you really want to do that? Are we that hungry for shark films these days? I guess so…
Throw in the fact that this film has Brooke Hogan and Carmen Electra in it aswell and I got kind of excited about it. Any film with an animal killing humans usually spell fun for me for some reason, but this film did not deliver the goods for me. You don’t expect the craftmanship of a Mario Bava behind the camera when you go into these sort of films, but we should all be allowed to expect more effort than what we got here. The film is too sloppy and amateurish put together, even by shark movie standards.
All the characters are beyond stupid, I can’t imagine how anyone would even believe that Babbish was some kind of professor considering how stupid he was. A subplot with him ripping the students off or something would have been nice. He is played awfully by Charlie O’Connell, a guy who looks like a mixture of his brother Jerry O’Connell and the guy from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Brooke Hogan and Carmen Electra aren’t giving performances that are worthy of their celebrity status (if I can call it that), but I always thought young Brooke looks gorgeous and Carmen seems to never age for some reason. Sadly, neither of them do any nudity here. Some other young actresses does that however and with a movie like this you should be able to expect a couple of topless shots delivered to the audience.
There’s little gore since, well, the shark eats the humans and the violence takes place under water. There are plenty of victims from this group of college students who I’m willing to bet would not become Harvard graduates if they survived this. They all seem to be in a competition amongst each other to be the most stupid person on the island and yeah, again I do know that I shouldn’t expect to much when I watch a shark film these days thanks to Syfy and Asylum but still, come on! How hard can it be to try to make some of the characters likeable?
The director Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray is actually the son of the b-movie maestro Fred Olen Ray. He seems to go in his father’s footsteps and can also brag about directing Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus, Shark Week and more. I’ve never been a big fan of his father and I can’t say that Christopher impressed me much here either. He failed in making the actors take this job seriously and it feels like a lackluster and effortless assignment.
2-Headed Shark Attack is not good even by shark movies of 2012 standards. If you have the hots for Brooke Hogan, then check out her out in Sand Sharks instead. In fact, just don’t check this one out. There are so many shark films to choose from these days that it is no reason to watch this one. For shark movie enthusiasts only, which I sadly happen to be one of.