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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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David R. Ellis
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Sara Paxton ... Sara
Dustin Milligan ... Nick
Chris Carmack ... Dennis
Katharine McPhee ... Beth
Joel David Moore ... Gordon
Donal Logue ... Sabin
Joshua Leonard ... Red
Sinqua Walls ... Malik
Alyssa Diaz ... Maya
Chris Zylka ... Blake
Jimmy Lee Jr. ... Carl
Damon Lipari ... Keith
Christine Bently ... Jess (as Christine Quinn)
Kelly Sry ... Wonsuk
Tyler Bryan ... Kyle
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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. They soon learn that they don't know who to trust or who to turn to for help! Written by Ryan Malarik

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Terror has surfaced. See more »

Genres:

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 September 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Night 3D See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,404,260, 4 September 2011

Gross USA:

$18,877,153

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,136,479
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DTS (as Datasat Digital Sound)| Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Director David R. Ellis wanted to release the film under the title, "Untitled 3D Shark Thriller". See more »

Goofs

In the last scene as Nick is reviving Sara, and Sherman jumps out of the water onto the boat, Sherman is dry and not a single drop of water is visible. See more »

Quotes

Blake: What are all these sharks doing here?
Nick: I dunno. Maybe someone put them there.
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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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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Something in the Water
Performed by The Henry Clay People
Written by Joey Siara
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Lame and tame.
4 September 2011 | by juiceman10712See all my reviews

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.


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