Twenty-five years ago, there was little chance that you would see a classic like Sky Sharks. It made its first ever appearance in Australia when it played at the Adelaide Film Festival and because of the low budget it was released on DVD. Many of us have since forgotten that this movie exists but now, with the release of the Tim Burton film, the Sky Sharks are back in fashion. Some 25 movies have now been announced for the festive season to commemorate the 25th bloodiest year in a beloved genre movie tradition. Sky Sharks was the very first vampire movie to hit the big screen in Australia. The movie was directed by none other than Mel Brooks and went on to become one of the funniest films of the year.
The story revolves around a group of zombies who escaped from a mental hospital. They find themselves on an island which has a giant sky shark living on it. The survivors fight off the shark with help from some good special effects and some well placed comedy sequences. The special effects and the zombie sequences were universally praised. Sky Sharks is a fun movie from start to finish and is definitely worth a watch. Although a slow-moving, boring movie overall, it is still a definite must-see film. the United States drops ship is attacked by a massive swarms of sky sharks. The elite task force leader decides to make a risky extraction to the middle of the lake to find out what the heck the swarms are doing and if the human divers are okay. Along the way, the ice melts and a gigantic chunk falls on top of one of the Geologists. It doesn't take long before the rest of the crew on the Cutter become horribly injured and one of them is hit right in the head with a piece of ice. A mysterious and deadly threat has been discovered and only the skill of a top notch diver can save the day.
Arise! is the franchise that spawned the brilliant Sky Sharks movie spin-off, MIB: Mobile Intelligent Robotic Bionic Shark. As in the earlier movie, the original plot revolves around a group of genetically modified sharks that are transformed into vicious killing machines. The humans on the other side of the ice are not so lucky when they inadvertently get bit by one of these sharks and transformed into zombie Nazis.
This time the humans are forced to fight off the Nazis with help from some newly developed bionic soldiers. The plot involves a newly born android who was injected with a special gene that allows the machine to convert humans into bionic monsters that can withstand a lot of damage. The humans fighting alongside the newly born baby have to fight off the genetically mutated sharks who are now becoming stronger and more dangerous with each attack. A special marine unit called the "GRoS" or the Grafks will have to be called in and stop the shark wave as it wipes out most of the ice lab. Although it is supposed to be the last hope for humanity, things do not go as planned as the ice lab is soon devastated, the remaining ice humps are drained and the remaining sharks are transformed into snow sharks which start eating everything in sight.