Uneasy mix of super cool monster action and character based comedy. Wish it had leaned more into one or the other, rather than feeling like it's being pushed in all different directions. Great cast but it's Brendan Gleason and Oliver Platt's constant squabbling that almost steals the show. I say, almost, cause the obvious must-see moment is the giant croc stealing a bear off the shore. A+ content.
The characters are intentionally one-dimensional which works SOMETIMES. Bill Pullman is the most believable as Jack Wells, him and Bridget Fonda have good chemistry. I don't like it's misogyny, though it is meant to be farcical and not to be taken seriously by the astute viewer; I think the display sends the wrong message. This film is never tedious.
Quite bland and well equipped with a by the numbers plot and archetypes, but that could be it's strength as a modern day B-monster movie. I read that this is supposed to be a horror comedy; however, it failed at the comedy part, but because of my love for Jaws I have a weakness for underwater tension stuff. Gets another star for the Betty White twist and how they handled the Pullman/Fonda relationship.