When a group of college kids decide to spend their weekend at a lake house, audiences have come to expect free-flowing booze, couples in awkward positions and maybe a game of strip poker. 'Shark Night 3D' doesn't offer the drill, but veers down obvious territory eventually, with the sharks having more fun than the teenagers on a weekend getaway.
What's it about?
When Sara (Sara Paxton) decides to visit her holiday home after a gap of three years, little does she know (but of course, you already do) that she is putting her and her friends' lives at stake. On their way to the house, the group also bumps into Sara's ex-flame Dennis and his unnerving friend, Red. It's not long before, the ravenous sharks start their attack.
One wonders how a quiet girl, who doesn't have many friends and a dog for a sole companion, managed to get so many people to her house for the weekend in the first place. But then, not much in this film has a reason, like the climax that makes you shrug only for a moment, unless you've already hit the road during intermission.
Donal Logue as the Sheriff is perhaps the only redeeming factor, but if you've watched other thrillers, his performance is hardly alluring enough. The romantic track between Sara and Nick (Dustin Milligan) is explored in Sweet Valley style and even their kiss at the end seems to be born out of gratitude, rather than passion.
The film's simply a large been-there, seen-that sort of affair in the end and the 3D effects, that could have been the movie's highlight, are a sad disappointment. You only get the impression of the sharks coming at you in a single sequence, and we expect more than just air bubbles breaking the surface of calm waters to strike fear in our hearts. With all the blood, this film could only be a treat for vampires.
What to do?
Apart from the bikini babes, there's precious little to recommend about 'Shark Night 3D'. Swim past this one.
in.com rating: 1/5
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