Excerpt: Every so often I get a movie that makes me chuckle. Not in the sense that the movie in question is a comedy and the intended result is a laugh. No, sometimes a movie is just lame that you can’t help but wonder what in the world the filmmakers were thinking. When it comes to movies about sharks and/or shark attacks, there will most likely be no replacement for the grand daddy of them all – “Jaws.
Excerpt: The Film Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, Shark Night has come to Blu-ray. Well, it's still safe, as long as you aren't going into lakes in Louisiana or maybe into any video stores. Shark Night tries to capitalize on the phenomena of 2010's Piranha 3D . Piranha 3D was a minor hit, thanks to its use of blood, boobs and humor. Unfortunately, Shark Night takes itself way too seriously -- but not seriously enough to ditch those bikinis.
Excerpt: The "killer-shark-on-the-loose" genre ended on a high note with director Renny Harlin's hugely enjoyable B-movie Deep Blue Sea . Super smart sharks vs. Samuel L. Jackson = awesomeness! Since then there haven't been a lot of great movies featuring dumb, attractive people becoming a seafaring smorgasbord. That is, until the release of the aptly titled Shark Night , released during the swan song of summer 2011 and now available on Blu-ray care of Fox Home Entertainment.
Conclusion: Shark Night is without a doubt one of the most ridiculous films I’ve ever seen, but I can’t say I didn’t have a little fun with it. The Blu-ray presentation is top-notch, and that warrants at least a rent.
Conclusion: Move along, there's nothing to see here. 'Shark Night' is a feeble attempt by Fox to cash in on the 'Piranha 3D' success. There's nothing funny, tongue-in-cheek or campy about 'Shark Night,' it's just bad. With subpar video and average audio this doesn't even seem like a movie someone should pick up for a bored night at home. Just skip it and don't bother.
Conclusion: Shark Night is quite possibly the dumbest movie given wide theatrical release last year. It feels like a smaller, much tamer, non-comedic version of last year's Piranha . That movie wasn't all that special, so you can imagine how flat this PG-13 version must be, without inspired casting and cameos, a sense of humor, cringeworthy carnage and gratuitous nudity to distract from its storytelling shortcomings.
Excerpt: You can’t blame Fox for Shark Night . After the unexpected success of Piranha and a burgeoning home video shark market ( Shark Zone , Shark Attack , Shark Hunter , Two-Headed Shark , Shark This , Shark That ), there’s a market for schlock like this. Some of Shark Night understands. If you’re shocked that the movie’s final shot comes at the 80-minute mark with 10-minutes left for credits, don’t be.
Excerpt: Shark Night is a boring waste of time in which a group of people without personalities wander off camera and get eaten by a bunch of bad CGI. It drags down with it Joel David Moore, who amongst the group comes closest to having character traits and is also the only person involved in this film who can act.