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Shark Night 3D Review

Dinah's Rating: 6.5/10 Player Affinity Composite Rating: 4.7/10 (2 reviews total) Shark Night 3D, seen in 2D, is a stereotype-riddled, slightly-above-average teen horror. This PG-13 story takes the route of Deep Blue Sea and expands on the terror of Jaws. It contains usual teen clichés of excessive drinking, drug use and nude scenes. Gore is replaced with blaring pop and dance music, fast motion camerawork, and old school off-camera deaths.Sharks were poorly created, making them look unrealistic.   The story is thin. The cast features Malik (Singua Walls), a scholarship athlete from the ghetto who is failing in school. He is tutored by med school hopeful and virgin Nick (Dustin Milligan). Nick’s roommate Gordon (Joel David Moore) has been at college over four years, and mostly enjoys playing video games. Gordon is friends with Blake (Chris Zylka), an extremely tan model. Blake’s ex-girlfriend Beth (Katherine McPhee) is portrayed as the school slut. Her best friend is Maya (Alyssa Diaz) is admired by Malik. Both girls are friends with the quintessential blue-eyed blonde Sara (Sara Paxton). As the story progresses, Malik's grades improve and he invites everyone to Sarah’s lake house to celebrate. While at the lake house, he gets injured by a shark and several members of the supporting cast get killed trying to rescue him or escape. Throughout the movie, I noticed approximately four scenes that may have been fun to see in 3-D. blackguy Deaths are not exciting, but it still manages to entertain viewers. Malik's death is the most exciting because it took three tries and half the movie. Shark Night 3D isn’t as gorey as Piranha 3D. Check this out in theaters, and watch the final credits. The cast entertains us with performing a spoof rap video. Rating: 6.5/10 Shark Night 3D Directed by David R. Ellis Written by Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg Starring: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack Other Player Affinity Reviews Simon thought: "Much more in the vein of Hostel than last year's Piranha 3D, Shark Night 3D begins in the traditional route of the genre, introducing our gang of studly teens (the jock, the nerd, the wise-cracker and the two destined lovers, etc.) before veering into a somewhat unique take on convention. Unfortunately, this switch-up is accompanied by dull sequences of muddled exposition and ultimately sadistic scenes of wanted brutality that undermines what could have been a more tongue-in-cheek experience. The 3D is used to successful if not ground-breaking results (the extra dimension is certainly the way to go if you so happen to find your way lulled into this dreck), but there is too much yack-yack and not enough snap-snap for my likings and the toothy scenes we do get are undermined by cheap CGI. Shark Night is pure DVD fare that has managed to make its way to the theatres only because of the black sheep month that is September." Rating: 3/10 Player Affinity Composite Rating: 4.7/10   


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