With Wit, Reviewed By Kimmo Mustonenen
3D is the suck.
Roger Ebert knows.
You (the smart “you” people) know.
But, holy crap, it is “Shark Night 3D”!
Confession – I’ve been saving a fat green bud all summer for this movie experience. I now live in California and have the glaucoma.
Now go be jealous on me. It was whack.
I assure you that by now I do not care if David R. Ellis is not a good director.
If we talk about sharks and 3D, all that matters is how these thugs satiate their hunger floating.
Shark thugs that kick (bite?) ass – unlike pansy Sharks in “West Side Story”.
What for a motivations? To speed exhibitionism and gore, in pursuit of the teenager who was passing by clueless (all teenagers, really)? Or consciously, choosing his prey as he portrayed the great white Spielberg shark?
Right who will choose the first option.
I am also aware that “Jaws 3D”, even with all its faults, was Richard Matheson as a writer, which in “Shark Night 3D” does not even deserve to be taken into account (I’m sure “Shark Night 3D” had writers – I must check my notes.)
But despite all this, in both cases we speak of products designed to entertain young audiences with sharks, cute girls (va va voom!) and scares of a lifetime.
However, I do not think James Cameron is very happy with this use of film in three dimensions. For a son of a bitch rich guy, Cameron is often unhappy. Paradox (new English word!)!
Since we’re talking the director of “Snakes on a Plane”, we could not expect otherwise. I missed “who let these mother effin’ sharks in this mother effin’ 3D?!?”
Also, lest anyone forget that this is fiction realistic, responsible for managing the animatronic creatures is the great Walt Conti, responsible for this kind of trick in “Anaconda”, “Free Willy” (these titles back to back and I don’t make joke? Maturity FTW!) and “Deep Blue Sea” (crap pile).
Do you really want to know the plot of the movie? Judge for yourselves – seven young people from Tulane University summer in one of the most beautiful spots in Louisiana, Lake Pontchartrain.
What is not so clear is whether this is a chance zoological hiccup or a sinister plan, designed for other purposes (I see you “Jurassic Park”).
Ellis, already experimented with 3D in “The Final Destination” is an expert in underwater photography since he directed the second unit in the filming of “The Perfect Storm” and “Deep Blue Sea” (that crap pile again).
Mike Fleiss and Chris Briggs, producers, and worked together in “Hostel” (gag me once) and the remake of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (gag me twice).
Both must have been in the head struck by a rock. Because “Shark Night 3D” made my summer a fun filled balloon of feel good shark-eating kids.
Was that me or the glaucoma medicine talking? Or both?
“Shark Night 3D” – Two thumbs pointing straight up like fin on a hungry shark after seeing that hot blonde stretching her bikini! She was fully formed!
Kimmo Mustonenen – (Kimmo On Kino) – Behind The Proscenium
P.S. Go Cougs! (My intern went to Washington State University and paid me $50 to for that in my review appear. Pay up, honey!)