Incentive Filmed Entertainment
PG-13 - 2011 - 91 mins
From IMDb: A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to fresh-water shark attacks.
Do we really need another shark movie? Despite the 3D technology, the movie is still like a fish out of water...a flop.
I find myself comparing all these shark movies to the King of all shark movies - Jaws. As more and more shark movies come out, they still go back and "borrow" from Jaws. Scantily clad pretty ladies getting chomped on, water-skier's getting attacked, boats getting attacked and always one or two hereos at the end who kill the monster beast.
The first attack happens early in the movie with a girl in shallow water, bouncing around with the gratuitousness ass shot. The shark silently appears from under the water and attacks her and that's all she wrote.
It then flashes forward to an university campus and next thing you know, they are piling into a truck to head to an island for some "sex, music, drinking, etc".
I have to say the dialogue in this movie is not stellar, and even the storyline is quite routine. By the time the real action starts, I found it to be a waste of time, yet like other trainwreck movies, it's just so damn hard to turn off. First we have a sheriff who knows the young pretty blonde who owns the resort on the island. They offer him a beer, he chugs one and gets back in the boat and "goes back to work". Then the big strong male athlete is boarding, flipping in the air and gets attacked...he loses an arm. Another boy jumps back into the water to retrieve the arm, and while doing that, discovers the shark. They race to the dock and of course makes it just in the nick of time. They then pile into the boat for a 2 hr ride to the nearest hospital, separated arm wrapped in a blanket. Along the way, the blood seeping through the drain in the boat, entices the shark who then attacks them and eats the dude's girlfriend.
I had to laugh at some parts, with the same dude who lost his arm, trying to attack the shark with one arm, with a spear. With help from another friend, they manage to kill the shark and notice a camera is attached to it.
Long story short, 3 of the locals have a twisted thought that if they film these shark attacks they can sell their movies to "Shark Week" and make lots of money. Even the local drunk sheriff is in on it.
I won't give more of the story away, but people, save your money till this comes out on video. It's very disappointing, despite the 3D, bad storyline, and the fact they are sacrificing people to tiger sharks, cookie cutter sharks etc..it's just a bad movie. I don't understand in this day and age, with the amount of technology available, no one has yet been able to make a quality movie that stands up to Jaws.
I will finish this review, with saying, one of the best parts is at the very end...involving a shark flying out of the water!
Overall, I need to rate this movie 3/5...and that might even be too high of a rating.
Bidding you bloody nightmares,