a list that is trying to contain every horror film made that is not lost and is found on the…
Terror runs deep.
A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.
The final film of Sharkweek.
Looking back I can honestly say something weird has happened. Apart from the fact that most shark based films are apparently synonymous for crap, I noticed a deep and profound change within me.
Picture in your mind's eye a shark for me. A majestic and horrific animal, a ruler of the oceans and assuredly one of the most dangerous predators on the planet. Sharks are animals that have evolved purely to hunt and kill, it is their main function in the circle of life. I have always admired and regarded in awe the gracious nature of this beast's killer instinct.
After Letterboxd Sharkweek I can honestly and without…
Okay. So. Your friend has just been mauled to death in a shark infested lake, and while on the boat....YOU LEAN OVER THE FUCKING EDGE?! How STUPID can these people be?!? A lot stupider, as it turns out. That's not the most idiotic thing these fucking cretins do. I think a George Carlin quote is necessary here, I'll paraphrase it a tad:
"Think of how stupid the average person is, and then realise, all the characters in Shark Night are stupider than that!"
But then again, it does make the film a whole lot better when everyone is stupid so we see them fall to their deserved watery graves.
Also. Shark Night, you are pushing the borders of racial stereotyping.…
I’ve become immune to bad shark movies having watched one too many Asylum produced efforts over the last few years. It is for this reason that Shark Night was not quite as offensive as it probably should have been. It is unquestionably a bad movie yet the surprising thing is that it tries, but ultimately fails, not to be. It attempts to develop characters that would normally be one-dimensional but the problem is the actors are incapable of delivering convincing emotional and rounded performances.
Yet the bigger problem with Shark Night is that it is so pedestrian. It is almost as if it is a family friendly edit for a more traditional B-movie. This means the film fails to deliver…
Shark Night? Well that's a bit drab, isn't it?
Sharkpocalypse Sharkening: Shark A Shark.
See? Meow there's a title with some pep.
Take your average slashermovie with obnoxious teens, unfriendly gas station attendants and a secluded location where everyone starts to die one by one and replace the masked killer/cannibalistic rednecks with sharks and you have Shark night. It really is that generic and when you find out the reason for all of the PG13 "mayhem" it sinks even deeper into dumbassland. Half a star extra for some cool animatronic sharks but minus one for dodgy sharkology (nurse shark when it's supposed to be a Tiger shark just because the nurse shark has freakier looking teeth? Come on!).
Holy shit, this movie was terrible.
I fell asleep. Literally.
I got a feeling the film had been produced in 2005 because of how un-modern it felt. I can't speak much about how the story turned out, because I was unconscious at the end, but of what I saw I know the characters and the whole situation was ridiculous. Oh my god, they were all so stupid.
Not the worst shark film i have seen but not the best either. Nothing new or really interesting though it is the first time i have seen a shark film with a hammerhead shark ;-) The film is so very predictable and some of the situations are just so stupid and could only occur in shark films, so it has its factor of entertainment.
Stupid, predictable, CGI that isn't great, but also fun in a sort of a "bad shark movie" way.
As far as B-movie types go, I enjoyed Shark Night. Sure, the plot is pretty weak, and the shark attacks are corny as hell. But Paxton and McPhee are truly lovely to watch, walking around in their teeny bikinis. And Carmack does a good job playing the crazy ex-boyfriend w one messed up eye. So I applaud the effort.
Last year, when I wrote about Piranha 3D, I knew it wasn’t entirely fair to compare something that had a theatrical release and much larger budget to movies made for television with microbudgets. But I did it anyway, and I’m going to do it again with Shark Night.The truth is that budget only gets you so far. It certainly helps with production value and the ability to hire a better level of actors, but I’ve seen movies more entertaining than Shark Night that cost a lot less to make.
That’s not to say I don’t enjoy Shark Night. It has its merits, but it does drag a bit and the characters aren’t very compelling. It’s fun though, and more importantly…
Worth a watch for the hot cast and a few good shark kills.
A group of college kids and a lake full of sharks. Many different species of sharks. Their fun filled weekend turns to chaos.
Why do I do this to myself?
I'm glad I didn't skip the rap song tho.
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