Friday, 21 June 2013

Review: Shark Night (2011)

Shark Night
IMDB rate: 3,9
Genre: Predator

So yesterday this movie was on television. It's definitely not a good movie, but I must admit that I did expect a lot worse. I expected a movie like Piranha, but with Sharks. I think this movie is a lot better than Piranha to be honest. I don't think many will agree with me, but I personally disliked Piranha so much. Piranha was all about tits and blood. And well, that's what I expected from this one as well, but luckily it was only about blood! Also, the story is a lot more logical.

Don't get me wrong, it was a bad movie. But it could have been worse. The acting is absolutely not good, even though there are quite some good actors in it. The dialogues were terrible and the sharks looked awful. Many people say that this movie is a rip-off from Jaws, but I haven't seen Jaws yet so I can't discuss that.

When 7 college friends pack their swim suits for a weekend of fun-in-the-sun activities at their friend Sara's lake house, they think it will be the perfect vacation. But the tables immediately turn when the lead football star, Malik, gets his arm ripped off during a water skiing accident. While the friends are to believe his wound was a freak accident, they soon come to discover that there was a primal attack involving a shark. Now while they think that one shark is no problem, they soon come to the realization that 15 species of sharks are lurking in the water, and with no form of boat or transportation, and no signals for phones, the group of seven now face a fate they would never imagine. Being fed to these sharks by crooks for real life footage on an Internet website.

This is one of those cliche filled horror movies. Friends who are going to a vacation house on an abandoned place. A football star, nerd, weirdo, cheerleaders and a shy girl. This movie is everything that Cabin in the Woods makes fun of. We've seen these movies a thousand times and we all know how it will end. Shark Night is absolutely not an exception for this standard.

It's a sad thing that every horror maker keeps going on with this horror cliche. If you make a horror film, you have so many options, and everything that those people make is a movie that we've seen a thousand times already, only with a different setting. You think people know better by now, but apparently not.

There are really good actors in this movie. Which is quite sad, because why appear in a movie like this if you're so good! For example, Sara Paxton, she plays in one of my favorite horror movies The Last House on the Left. She was so incredibly good in that movie. Her acting was flawless, and in this movie... it's shit. There's absolutely no emotion in it. Or Joshua Leonard, he plays in The Blair Witch Project, one of the best horror movies of all times, and then he plays in a piece of shit like this. Such a shame.

There are many horror movies that are so bad, it's good. Unfortunately, this is not one of them. If the animation were a bit better, it might have been. But those sharks look like they were made in Microsoft Paint or something. They look terrible. It's like they didn't even try creating a real looking shark. With creating this movie there was absolutely not used any creativity. Not in the script, not in the animation, nothing. When they did use a bit more creativity, this movie might have been so bad, it's good. But it's really just a crap movie.

I do not recommend watching this movie. It's unrealistic and terribly made. I do think it's a better movie than Piranha to be honest. So if you really want to watch a terrible sea creature movie, I do recommend this movie over Piranha. But then again, there are also pearls like Two Headed Shark or Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus (*sarcastic*). So why even bother ;).

My personal rate: 3,5/10

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