If it's crap ... We'll tell you
What could have been a funny, campy, over the top B movie horror romp turns out to be a film with a huge identity crisis. I thought that if I let myself go and just tried to enjoy this movie on it's silliness, I could have a good time. Unfortunately, no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't enjoy this flick. The problem here is that it doesn't know what kind of movie it wants to be. From the trailers it looks like it could be a self aware horror comedy like the Piranha 3D film. However, the actual film takes itself far too seriously and you really wonder if the filmmakers thought they had something scary or thrilling. Shark Night is neither and worst of all, it's PG-13. I might be able to forgive some of the films flaws if it contained at least some nudity or gore that wasn't just blood bubbling up on the surface of the water. I really had to dig deep to find something positive to talk about. I suppose there is a semi-cool sequence where a boat crashes into a dock with a few gas tanks, making a pretty decent explosion. But as a movie that's supposed to be about deadly sharks, it's hard to find terribly computer generated sharks frightening. The sharks look slightly above a Syfy Channel original movie and that is not by any means a compliment. This movie is simply lazy and while I saw the film in 2D at home, I highly doubt the 3D would make this disaster of a film any more compelling, frightening or impressive. If you're someone who likes "good bad" films, check out Piranha 3D or a host of other fun and campy romps because Shark Night 3D is just a bad film where the word "good" is oceans away from this crap.