Is “Shark Night 3D” better than the Steven Spielberg classic, “Jaws,” the film that single-handedly make millions afraid to go into the water?
No. In fact, it’s not even close. “Jaws” is a better film by just about any metric you could use to measure such things.
For those that haven’t seen David Ellis’ “Shark Night 3D” it’s essentially about a bunch of really attractive people–even one of the villains of the piece, Dennis (Chris Carmack), despite having a scar across his face, is still an attractive guy–who are taking a break from their studies, and visiting a lake house that one of them owns (Or something like that. With a movie like this, the motivations behind the action aren’t as important as the action itself. That’s a good thing because those motivations, when revealed, don’t make a whit of sense).
Our group of vacationing students (Which include an African-American male and a Latina; two members of a minority group in a film like this is unusual; though they both end up as shark bait, which isn’t quite so unusual) are soon terrorized by Hammerheads, Great Whites, and other more exotic sharks.
All this action is unfolding in a saltwater lake. Lakes are called ‘lakes’ because they are surrounded by land, which means there’s no direct route to the sea.
So how did the sharks get there, anyway?
It appears that there are a bunch of guys that are (somehow) capturing the aforementioned exotic sharks, putting them in a salt water lake, and filming them eating people.
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