Written by Scott 'Sharky' Edwards
I sometimes wonder what the world would have looked like if other species did not evolve, if we still had feathered dinosaurs walking alongside us or the woolly mammoth still around to make us balding men feel like we do not have enough to offer in the way of hair. Because it is interesting to think about evolution and how far species have come over the years. With so many dying off before humans walked the earth, there is one; the shark, that has never needed to evolve that much, because it is the perfect killing machine already. It really is strange to think about how far we have all come and I expect that there will be much more to see over the next million years or so.
Combing her daily reports, researcher Lucinda is coming across some alarming data. During the night, two sharks went missing from their holding pens and then somehow made their way back in without being noticed. Passing this information onto Doctor Foster, he does not seem too concerned and lets the young scientist in on a little secret. Sitting her down in front of his boss, Doctor Lorca, Lucinda is about to be blown away by what they are really trying to do in the lab.
As their research has moved on over the months that she has been there, the weaponizing of the test sharks is something that she never expected. With some functional test subjects, it is apparent that the sharks can make their way across areas of land without issue, but not knowing how far they can travel or exactly how long they can stay out of the water, the research must continue and if Lucinda decides to tell anyone about this, she could be killed. Keeping her nose clean and only reporting what she finds, she is shocked when Doctor Foster has something new on his mind and kills off the test subjects that are accounted for. With plans to move the facility, since the sharks are wreaking havoc on the mainland around them, only three subjects must be disposed of by hand before the next experiment can take place.
With a tracker in hand and some laser guns at their side, Lucinda and Dr. Foster make their way inland to try and put an end to the first round of subjects. Being able to cap one off without too much trouble, the next shark is going to make them work for their victory. Chasing the couple and taking a bite out of the doctor’s leg, things are about to start heating up. Seeing a black ooze coming out of his wound, Lucinda does not know what other types of tests have taken place, but Doctor Foster does as he has been giving himself the same injections as the sharks, in the hopes of becoming more than just a shark, but a man shark who can do so much more than eat. With sharks moving freely on land and now a new attacker, Lucinda quickly finds out that things are much worse for her than she could have ever expected, but everything has its soft spots and knowing sharks inside and out, she will use them all.
When seeing the title, Land Shark, I was kind of hoping that the sharks would have feet or something, but they are just able to make their way across the landscape as a normal shark. I like the fisheye cam work that came with the first couple of sharks, since they were only heard and not seen. I liked the fact that nobody really knew that the fiercest ocean killers were making their way on land, it made for some entertaining kills and surprised looks. The thought of trying to upgrade something that has not evolved for thousands of years is kind of scary, it is also kind of genius, but only if you know how to control it. With a secret research project, a corrupt boss, sharks swimming across land, plenty of blood, a man shark and a researcher trying to put an end to all of the madness, this movie is just what you would expect, with a couple of extra-large sharks looking to become the number one hunters on land as well as the sea. Stay Scared.