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Not much bite to Shark Night 3D

Cheap thrills are the most you should expect from this fishy horror

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Released at the tail end of the summer, Shark Night 3D tries to capture the popularity of last year's aquatic-horror comedy Piranha 3D, but fails due to cheap special effects and a lack of humour. The plot is simple enough: A group of university students go to an island cottage on a Louisiana lake, but when sharks mysteriously break through the floodgates, they must escape before the feeding frenzy begins. Director David Ellis does a good job creating tension with underwater shots of victims before the limb-gnawing, but the CG sharks look unrealistic when compared to animatronic counterparts. This is only exacerbated by the use of 3D, focusing more on bouncing, bikini-clad girls than actual shark attacks and cheapening the film's thrills.

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Official Site: www.iamrogue.com/sharknight3d

Director: David R. Ellis

Writer: Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg

Producer: Mike Fleiss, Lynette Howell and Chris Briggs

Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Katharine McPhee, Sinqua Walls, Donal F. Logue, Joshua Leonard, Alyssa Diaz and Chris Zylka

Related Film

Official Site: www.iamrogue.com/sharknight3d

Director: David R. Ellis

Writer: Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg

Producer: Mike Fleiss, Lynette Howell and Chris Briggs

Cast: Sara Paxton, Dustin Milligan, Chris Carmack, Joel David Moore, Katharine McPhee, Sinqua Walls, Donal F. Logue, Joshua Leonard, Alyssa Diaz and Chris Zylka

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