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Review: Shark Night 3D

Sharks on a Plane may have been a better idea
By TOM MEEK  |  September 6, 2011
1.5 1.5 Stars

David R. Ellis's dimensionally enhanced thriller doesn't knock off Jaws so much as it reconfigures Deliverance, with a slight nod to Friday the 13th. The sharks have less bite than the demented rubes who torment seven nubile coeds (a/k/a shark bait) out in the remote nowhere of the Louisiana bayou. How did a fleet of ferocious finned carnivores wind up in a lake, even one that's salt water? That question doesn't provide as much to chew on as the film's depiction of Southern-style town-versus-gown dynamics. All such fine points, however, disintegrate into a digital feeding frenzy — and not a very good one at that. Ellis, who made a splash with the equally formulaic if wittily titled Snakes on a Plane, wallows in B-roll clichés. The one name actor of the lot, Donal Logue, adds a pinch of quixotic charm as the yahoo sheriff — until, that is, he gets a little too chummy with the big fish.

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  Topics: Reviews , Donal Logue, Sharks, David R. Ellis
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