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Shark Night 3D (2011)

PG-13  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  2 September 2011 (USA)
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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.

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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. Written by Ryan Malarik

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Terror runs deep.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, disturbing images, sexual references, partial nudity, language and thematic material | See all certifications »

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2 September 2011 (USA)  »

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Shark Night 3D  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$8,404,260 (USA) (2 September 2011)

Gross:

$18,860,403 (USA) (11 November 2011)
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The movie's tagline, "Terror runs deep", is identical to Peter Benchley's "The Beast", which came out over 10 years earlier See more »

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The cabin is set on fire and the sheriff is killed by the shark, but as Nick leaves there is no trace of a fire having even taken place. See more »

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Gordon: Let's rock it out! Let's shock the western world.
[Beth throws a ping-pong ball into one of Gordon's cups on his side of the inflatable beer pong mattress, while playing Beer Pong]
Gordon: Ooooo!
Beth: [Gordon takes the ball out of the cup and drinks it] Who is the champion of the world?
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After the credits the music video for the song "Sharks Bite" performed by the cast is shown. See more »

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Shark Night 3D has no guts, figuratively and literally
12 December 2011 | by (Colorado) – See all my reviews

Sara (Sara Paxton) and her college friends travel to her lake house on the Louisiana Gulf for a wild weekend of beer pong, sunbathing, and death by shark. Be mindful of the PG-13 rating because, if you go into this expecting the finned version of Aja's silicon laden Piranha 3D, you'll be sorely disappointed. The most you're going to get to feast your eyes on is a brief shot of Katharine McPhee's and Alyssa Diaz's side boobs.

It's light on the carnage and heavy on the sentimental and often over-dramatic monologues. The gore is pretty watered down for the teen/tween audience. This is neither a good thing nor a bad thing - it's a boring thing. While there are quite a few deaths, the attacks are short cut scenes that end with the camera lingering over pools of red coloring dye to signify, yep, they're dead.

What's missing from this humdinger is good ol' fashioned fun. Most of its ilk celebrate the B-movie campiness with richly funny dialog, revel in the opportunity to mock its genre, or totally go off the deep end with exaggerated kills and/or gratuitous nudity. I realize Shark Night 3D wasn't made to be an in-your-face exploitation film but it's not Open Water either. It falls to the wayside because it has no guts, literally and figuratively.


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