I like the main characters, it involves the ocean, I was sold pretty much from the first page. Very entertaining popcorn horror story.
“Do I think they found mermaids?
Yes. Of course I do.
And I think the mermaids ate them all.”
The first Ewww!-moment early on. I like to jump right in. I had a great mental image of the you-know-what in my head right away. Creepy!
Oh, and there is humour. Very important ingredient for me. Lots of angst, obviously.
Lots of clichees, predictable, but well done. Very varied mix of characters. Entertaining crazy hunter couple with lacking ethics. Nice low-key romance, surprisingly between female characters, well done. Grumpy scientists, goons, nerds, something for everybody.
“You shouldn’t eat anything that knows how to play fetch. It’s rude.”
The ending felt a bit rushed and abrupt, but worked. I would pick up a sequel. It feels finished, but there could be a Jurassic Water Park II on the horizon…
4.25 slithery, fanged and hungry siren stars….