Shark Night 3D: Short Review

Posted: September 18, 2011 in Movies

Shark Night 3D is about a group of college kids who go to party one weekend in a secluded lake area (where cell phones conveniently don’t work) only to find there are sharks in said lake. The rest of the minimal plot involves how the sharks got there.

For this type of movie you don’t expect much. We get to know the characters a little bit, they’re mostly stock characters, the black athlete, the racist local, the pretty boy, the nerdy med student, etc, but they’re not so bad to watch. I do have to say the lead female’s back story/motivation is really dumb.

Shark Night does deliver on some scares, and actually makes effective use of its 3D, which is a pleasant surprise. We see Shark teeth coming at us, and flinch as some debris flies our way. That alone is noteworthy, making it a bite a above other 3D shlock like Transformers, or even actual better movies such as Thor and Captain America.

Unlike Piranha, it doesn’t go all out with the gore, and while it teases at times, doesn’t have nudity. Some might bemoan this as holding out for a PG-13 rating, but I think they were trying as best they could to make a serious horror film, as opposed to Piranha which was dumb on purpose.

This will probably be the last movie I see in Korea. There’s worse ways to go out. 3/5 stars.

  1. Conor says:

    What? No review of Popper’s Penguins?

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