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Instead, what we get is a ridiculously watered-down JAWS/DEEP BLUE SEA ripoff with absolutely zero scares or suspense. You could guess exactly what was going to happen next and even when the flick tried to be surprising, it failed even more! The best words to describe the reasoning as to why all these sharks are swimming around in this lake are as follows: grade school. My four year-old could have come up with a better explanation. I just can't believe that a script this poor somehow made it to the big screen.
That's not to say that SHARK NIGHT wasn't a complete waste of time as it did offer up some better-than-average performances from the cast. In fact, that would be the main point to distinguish this flick from all the sci-fi channel movies it so closely resembles, even though the script had them involved in some pretty pathetic scenarios. I liked Sara Paxton very much and loved her wardrobe even more (she's in a bikini for basically the entire running time). And the great Joel David Moore does a nice job of reminding us that SHARK NIGHT is really a horror comedy.
As for the sharks, they're so blatantly computer-generated, it was like watching a video game whenever they appeared. I just don't get how a movie made way back in 1975 had a better, more lifelike-looking shark than anything I've seen nowadays. If the sharks aren't going to look real, then why the f*ck are you moving forward with a movie called SHARK NIGHT? Clearly, the filmmakers were going more for a silly popcorn ride than anything of a high caliber craft. And again, I suppose the movie does keep you entertained on a remedial level. I mean, I did sit through the entire thing with ease. So, the movie isn't a total loss. And, the music video that the cast performs at the very end of the credits is better anything that preceded it.
Audio English dolby digital with Spanish subtitles.
An ok behind-the-scenes featurette called Ellis' Island, which provides a lot of info about director, David Ellis.