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A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks.
Release Year: 2011
Rating: 3.9/10 (8,060 voted)
Critic's Score: 22/100
David R. Ellis
Stars: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack
Storyline 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 phone's, 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.
Writers: Will Hayes, Jesse Studenberg
Cast: Sara Paxton
Joel David Moore
Sheriff Greg Sabin
Jimmy Lee Jr.
Filming Locations: Millennium Studios- 300 Douglas Street, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $8,404,260
(4 September 2011)
(20 November 2011)
Did You Know?
The front grill on Dennis and Red's truck reads "THE MOUT". Most likely intended to reflect the Louisiana accent.
Lily pads don't grow in salt water lakes.
Lame and tame.
I was not expecting something as enjoyable or over the top as last
year's Piranha 3D but I was at least expecting some time killing shark
attack fun. It seems however that they couldn't even pull that off.
The script is horrific and the plot is ho-hum but more importantly,
takes way too long to get going. Every character is dull and hollow and
the stale acting doesn't help. But in all honesty this could be
forgiven had the film actually delivered on what was expected. There's
surprisingly very little in the way of shark carnage. The PG13 rating
means death scenes mostly consist of some flailing in red water. Other
death scenes are almost completely off-screen. I'm not a gore fanatic
but when the film has nothing else going for it, this could have easily
saved it to a degree. They don't even capitalize on the 3D. There were
a few genuinely creepy moments in the film that actually made me want
to cover my eyes (something I haven't wanted to do in over 15 years)but
these are so few and far between. I longed for more of these but the
film seems to be too interested in silly melodramatic plot. The film
also just takes itself way too seriously to the point where it just
isn't fun to watch... which is all you'd be wanting going into a 3D
horror movie about sharks.
It's a cheap attempt to cash in on the success of 'Piranha 3D' but
without the tongue-in-cheek self-awareness or over the top gory
thrills, there's very little to recommend in 'Shark Night 3D'. It could
have worked as a campy throwback or It could have even worked as a more
serious horror movie because I did feel uneasy at times but it really
doesn't do either any justice.