What I expected to be a pre-historic shark horror-thriller turned out to be a soap opera filled with thoroughly unlikable people mostly spending their time promoting their own careers, cheating, bad mouthing, scheming, backstabbing and any other unpleasant activity you can think of.
I expected a fairly shallow over the top action flick with a sexy but not very bright kick-ass chick as the main protagonist. To my surprise I got something quite a bit more than that. Sure the movie is quite “Hollywoodish”, it is supposed to be a action movie after all, but it is surprisingly well done and Charlize Theron is great as the sexy, not at all stupid and very much kick-ass chick.
It is not that the book is outrageously bad it is just that it fizzles around spending waaaay too much time on soap opera style crap, emotional outbursts, romance a’la Hollywood etc. than on actually developing some real urban fantasy adventure story.