Written by Scotty
Knowing who or what your attacker is can save your life more times than not. If you have an overall idea of what you are up against and know a way to combat it, you will fare much better in the long run. Now, that is not always possible since there are so many different directions attacks can come from it may seem impossible to be prepared, but even if you have a minimal amount of knowledge about it, you will still stand a much better chance than someone who has no idea.
A group of strangers are kidnapped and all brought together to face their fate. Not knowing why they have all been brought in, they try to ask for their freedom from the madman that seems to be in charge, but he has a different plan for them as he is going to feed them to the sharks. Being a sporting man, he gives the members of the group a chance to win the deadly game he has laid in front of them, if they survive seven different shark attacks, they can gain their freedom once again.
With a list of challenges laid in front of them, the group has to know what has brought them together at the request of the madman Tiburon. Coming clean about their pasts, they all find out that they played a role in the madman’s son’s death. Even though only one person pulled the trigger to kill the boy, Tiburon blames them all and will make them pay for his loss. Putting the group on a remote island, Tiburon has the entire place wired so he can watch them succeed or fail at every turn, along with keeping them on schedule for each of his sharkly challenges. The survivors will win the game, but with so many sharks, Tiburon does not believe that anyone will be able to complete the game, alive.
Shark Week follows a group of strangers as they have been put into harm’s way. Being kidnapped by a madman, they find out that they all played a role in his son’s death and he is looking for revenge. Giving his victims a fighting chance, Tiburon has laid out a set of challenges for the group to face, all having to deal with sharks. With the fiercest predators at his disposal, Tiburon wants to make the group suffer, the same way he has had too since the loss of his son, and will do anything to avenge him. Without knowing too much about his victim’s backgrounds, he is amazed with how long they are able to survive his game, but he still has the big guns to pull out to make sure that no one will leave the island alive.
A down and dirty look into a madman’s mind as the movie plays out. Being able to see and hear everything that his victims are doing and saying, he gets more invested into making them pay for the loss of his son. Trying to exact revenge on those responsible for his son’s death could be a novel idea, but giving them a way to gain their freedom does not seem to follow the character's make up. Not a disappointing movie in the least with all of the sharks coming into play, but the madman was not mad enough to my liking. Stay Scared!