Shark Night 3D (Viewed in glorious 2D)
Ratings: 3.9/10 from 11,016 users
Genres: Horror Thriller
Budget: $25,000,000 (estimated)
Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $18,877,153 47.0%
+ Foreign: $21,259,326 53.0%
= Worldwide: $40,136,479
"A weekend at a lake house in the Louisiana Gulf turns into a nightmare for seven vacationers as they are subjected to shark attacks." IMDB
"The demographics were... 52 percent female and 57 percent under 25 for Shark [Night] (according to Relativity Media)." BOM
Go girl power!
"Shark Night 3D received very negative reviews from critics. Rotten Tomatoes reports that the film holds only a 15% approval rating from critics with an average rating 3.3/10, citing 'A joyless excursion into the water that doesn't even produce good gore or nudity thanks to the neutered PG-13 rating." The film has a normalized score of 22/100 on Metacritic, indicating generally unfavorable reviews. The positive reviews praised the film for providing "dumb fun."" Wikipedia
Umm... I didn't care for it either.
I generally like "survive the situation" horror films (Love JC's 'The Thing'), but when characters start doing stupid things - repeatedly, and the story becomes somewhat preposterous (sharks swimming faster than power boats and jet skis? puh-leeaze) while the actors are all being so serious it just doesn't work well.
The special effects were fair.
For all the griping about how the PG-13 hampered it, I don't really think T&A and gobs of gore would have made the story any better while certainly handicapping its revenue potential.
I'd say this was missable. Perhaps the only mildly impressive shot was the great white jumping out of the water - but the scenario was just silly.