Sunday, July 31, 2011

Malibu Shark Attack

Director: David Lister

Rated TV-14

Insight Film Studios/Limelight International Media

87 mins  TV 2009

From IMDb:  When a tsunami floods Malibu, it brings with it a hunting pack of deep-water, prehistoric goblin sharks that go after the lifeguards in their half-submerged station on stilts and a team of construction workers stranded in a flooded house.

OK, where to begin with this. Let's keep in mind it is a made for TV movie. I don't know if this hinders the movie or helps it. Like the description indicates, a tsunami hits the coast off Malibu. Along with the waves and flooding, goblin sharks come along for the ride.

The first thing I thought of when I began watching this, was Baywatch meets Jaws. It doesn't help that the lifeguards are wearing the bright orange clothing and the girls are blonde haired-blue eyed beauties mixed with muscular dark eyed men. All that aside, the story just couldn't do it for me. The animation, and I do stress animation of the sharks made the movie, in this reviewer's eyes cheesy. You would think in 2009 they would have ways of incorporating real shark footage with fake sharks. Heck, even Steven Spielberg used that technique in 1975 while directing Jaws.

The trapped lifeguards, use flares to distract the prehistoric beasts so they can get out of the shack. The sharks are smart, despite being "extinct" for centuries. They can lift up filing cabinets, push down garage doors and despite being blind, they use their other senses to hunt down their victims.

This movie was just a waste of viewing time and I can now understand why this didn't make it onto the big screen.
I would have to say pass on this movie if you are expecting some suspenseful action and go back and watch the mother that started them all...Jaws.

I give this movie a 1/5.

Bidding you bloody nightmares,


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