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The Shallows

The Shallows

Columbia Pictures, Weimaraner Republic Pictures, Ombra Films, USA, 2016
AKA: Lost Vacation, In the Deep
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Writer: Anthony Jaswinski
Cast: Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo, Joseph Salas, Brett Cullen, Sedona Legge, Pablo Calva, Diego Espejel, Janelle Bailey, Ava Dean, Chelsea Moody, Sully Seagull

Nancy is in Mexico looking for a beach. It’s a secret beach so nobody will tell You where it is and if You find it anyway, nobody will tell You it’s name. It’s a bit like Fight Club. Nancy isn’t a fighter, but a surfer, and so was her mom. It was her mom who told her of this beach in the first place. She spent time her when she was young, but she fell seriously ill and the doctors couldn’t save her. That’s why Nancy dropped out of med school and went surfing on her moms old secret beach.

She hitches a ride to the beach with Carlos in his pick-up. She tells him she’s alone cause her friend met some guy the night before and was too hung over to come with her. She basicly tells him she’s on her way to somewhere nobody in the world knows about all by her self. That should be a big no-no, but Carlos is the decent Mexican. (I’m convinced most Mexicans are decent, but in Hollywood movies statistics are to their disadvantage). Carlos is a good guy though, which is obvious when he decline payment for the ride. He says he was going the same way anyway since he lives not far away. Nancy calls her younger sister and tells her she’s on moms beach. She talks to her father who tries to convince her to come home to Texas and finish school. Then she goes surfing.

But before all this (really?), before the credits a young boy is playing on the beach when he finds a helmet with a GoPro mounted on it washed ashore. He plays the film and see two surfers getting attacked by a shark. The boy runs from the beach and passes a washed up broken surf board. It’s a clue to the chronology but we don’t know that yet since we still haven’t seen Nancy’s board. Therefore there is no way for us to know that the boy is decent Carlos’ son and he runs to get his dad and by doing so the beginning of the story becomes the end, or maybe the other way around. Sorry for spoiling the film, but if You have something better to do than watch a girl and a seagull sharing a rock, You can stop watching now.

The rest of us watch Nancy surf. Out there she encounters two other surfers. One of them has a helmet with a GoPro mounted on it. What is it with Mexican surfers and GoPro’s? (nudge, nudge.) They appear to be friendly and invite Nancy to join them, but she want’s to do her own thing. Anyway, they give her some advice and warnings of the undercurrents, corals that burn, and some rocks that isn’t visible at high tide but becomes little islets at low tide.

It’s getting late and the two others are leaving. Nancy says she’s gonna stay and catch another wave. She watches a bit suspicious as they pack their stuff in the car but they too, are decent Mexicans and they leave her backpack and her valuables where they are. Nancy discovers a dead whale and paddles over to take a closer look. This is a bad idea since the whale already has been claimed by a great white. Nancy tries to get away but is attacked by the shark and badly bit in a leg, but she gets lose and climbs on top of the whale carcass. The shark tries to get to her but eventually she makes it to one of the islets together with a seagull with a wounded wing. She has to patch up her leg somehow and figure out a way to get off the islet before high tide returns. The beach is only 200 yards away but the shark is going back and forth between her and the dead whale.

After spending the night with the seagull she wakes up and see a man on the beach. She calls for help, but unfortunately he is the bad Mexican she’s more or less has been expecting all the time. Instead of helping her or calling for help he steals her things at the beach. Then he sees her surfboard a couple of feet from the beach and get greedy. He thinks it’s a good idea to go get it. It wasn’t. Later in the morning the two surfers from yesterday turn up. When they see the wounded Nancy on the islet they jump in to come get her. She tries to warn them but one of them replies “There are no sharks here”. Well, he was wrong.

The plot is very simple, really. Nancy is on a sinking islet (or rather the water is rising), she’s wounded pretty bad, and the shark won’t let her leave. He can’t get to her now but when the water rises… When the film premiered there was a lot of hype and then most viewers seemed to get rather disappointed. There isn’t much of a story and there are several plot holes and weird happenings, but I don’t think it’s bad. It doesn’t really make sens to me why the shark just doesn’t eat the whale. There’s plenty of food there and yet he or she has to kill and eat every single person that gets into the water. The shark patrolling and stalking Nancy doesn’t make sense either. Most predators give up. They don’t stalk a certain person for days when there is alternative food served. The filmmakers try to explain this width a big hook stuck in the sharks jaws. Somebody has hurt him and now he hates humans, sort of. I don’t really buy that, but what ever. A rather weird goof is the buoy Nancy tries to hold on to. when two of the three chains that hold it in place breaks it falls over. WTF? Buoys don’t work that way. The chains aren’t there to keep it upright, but to stop it from drifting away. It’s like a boat. It doesn’t fall over when you pull the anchor up. (Well there was this famous Swedish boat once back in 1628, but apart from that…)

So, did I hate it? No. I think it was quite entertaining. In fact, I have to say it was the best shark movie I’ve seen in a while. Several reviewers have complained about bad CGI, but I don’t think that’s fair. If You compare The Shallows width all the SyFy/Asylum shark films the CGI is extremely good. The Shallows has also been called a Jaws rip off, and [spoiler] the way Nancy finally kills the shark [/spoiler] has been both laughed at and criticized. I think, if The Shallows is a Spielberg rip off we have to go deeper than Jaws. Four years before Jaws, Spielberg directed a film for TV called Duel. It’s about a business man who is getting stalked by a psychotic truckdriver in the Californian desert. This truckdriver, for reasons unexplained is out to kill the businessman with his truck. In the end the businessman uses the same tactics as Nancy does in The Shallows. Same, same, but a great white instead of a truck.

My verdict: 6 out of 10.

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Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus

Mega Shark vs. Gigant Octupus

The Asylum, Giant Seafood, USA, 2009
AKA:
Director: Jack Perez
Writer: Jack Perez
Cast: Debbie Gibson, Lorenzo Lamas, Vic Chao, Jonathan Nation, Mark Hengst, Michael Teh, Chris Haley, Sean Lawlor, Dustin Harnish, Dean Kreyling, Stephen Blackehart, Dana DiMatteo, Myles Cranford, Dana Healey, John Bolen, Larry Wang Parrish, Aki Hiro, Russ Kingston, Stephanie Gernhauser, Cooper Harris, Matt Lagan, Douglas N. Hachiya, Hunter Ives, Johnny Gilligan, Michael Allendorf, Colin Broussard, Mikos Zavros, Elijah Flores, Daniel Schachtel, Nathan Sikes, David Meador, Jay Beyers, Michael C. Parisi, Michael Drummond, Molly Drummond, Emily Lavigna, Michelle Hodnett, Silje Gruner, Joey Ruggles, Knayi Clement, Brandon Plemons, Conrad Lihilihi, Rebecca Helm, Chan Park, Chuck Willis, Craig Childress, Jay Cynik, Andrew Hamilton, Artem Shatokhin, Jason Covington, Alan Michael Woods, Angela Guerrero, James Rolls, Julia Torchine, Sharon Stockbridge, David William James Elliott, S. Henderson, Sergio Kato, Jack Perez, Dana Tomasko

Oceanographer Emma McNeil is in a experimental minisub off the Alaskan coast in an unsanctioned dive looking for whales. She didn’t technically steal the sub but she borrowed it without asking. She finds a big herd of whales but something happens. The whales seem to be disturbed by something and several of them seem to lose their ability to navigate, making them crash into an iceberg. There is some sort of secret testing of a LFAS (low frequency automatic sonar) going on and nobody was supposed to be in the area. The LFAS affects the subs instruments too, and Emma has a hard time trying to steer it in the middle of a stampede of whales. The iceberg cracks and two enormous shapes seem to leave after geting loose from being trapped in the ice.

In California a big whale carcass has been washed ashore and Emma is called there together with her boss to determine what has killed the whale. The beach is sealed off by “suits”. Emma want to examine the whale to see what caused it’s death, but her boss decides the wounds to be caused by a propeller. Emma sneaks back to the beach later that night and find something big and strange embedded in the whale’s flesh. The next day she is fired from her job over “borrowing” the experimental sub and causing severe damages to it. She contacts her old professor, Sanders, and he is sympathetic, since he once got fired from the navy for stealing a sub himself. After some research and some tests they determine the object Emma found in the whale to be a tooth. A humongous prehistoric tooth from a Megalodon.

Meanwhile an oilrig off the coast of Japan is destroyed. Authorities blame seismic activity, but the sole survivor claims it was a monster from the sea. Oceanographer Seiji Shimada is investigating the event and somehow he and Sanders gets in contact. Shimada travel to the US to meet Sanders and Emma. He is impressed by the Megalodon tooth, but a giant shark doesn’t fit in with what his witness from the oilrig described. Emma gets a DVD delivered with footage from the minisub’s cameras. Now they can see both a megalodon and a giant octopus leaving the iceberg. The shark and the octopus were both frozen in the ice and now there are two different prehistoric beasts out there.

All of a sudden armed men tear down Sanders’ door and haul the tre scientists off at gun point. They are taken to a secret facility where they learn that the two monsters have attacked both civilian and military vessels all over the world, taking down oil rigs and even airplanes. The navy has tried in vain to kill them but now they need help from Emma, Sanders and Shimada. The three agree to help, in exchange for the government trying to capture the creatures for study rather than destroy them.

Emma. Sanders and Shimoda works around the clock with mixing different colors in the secret lab. You know it’s a military laboratory since it’s patrolled by armed guards wearing camouflage and dark sunglasses indoors in the middle of the night. Emma and Shimada sneaks off and have sex in a broom cupboard and then at last, they find the exact color they need. It’s time to go fishing.

So how bad is it? Well, the title for one thing is not so bad. Apart from that it’s pretty bad. Unfortunately not in a “so bad it’s good” kind of way, but just plain bad. The CGI sucks and the script is dull. It’s not the worst film I’ve ever seen (or even among the very worst), since it was still watchable. I’d say the big problem is it was boring. If You like the idea of two giant sea monsters coming alive and continuing a fight they started 10 (or 18, depending on who You believe in) billion years ago, of a shark jumping up in the air and snatching 747’s, of a giant octopus breaking warships in half and demolishing oil rigs, watch the trailer. All the cool stuff from the film is already there. The rest is just filling.

My verdict: 4 out of 10.

Lake Placid 3

Lake Placid 3

Stage 6 Films/RCR Media Group/UFO Films/Curmudgeon Films, USA, 2010
AKA: ?
Director: Griff Furst
Writer: David Reed
Cast: Colin Ferguson, Yancy Butler, Kirsty Mitchell, Kacey Clarke, Jordan Grehs, Michael Ironside, Mark Evans, Nils Hognestad, Bianca Ilich, Angelica Penn, Brian Landon, Atanas Srebrev, Don Andersen, Roxanne Pallett, James Marchant, Velizar Binev, John Laskowski, Ivo Simeonov, Kremena Otashliyska

Everyone, oddly enough, just like in Lake Placid 2 has totally forgot about earlier crocodile attacks. A brittish teen couple hitches a ride to the lake to hang out by the water and have sex on the beach. OC they end upp as crocodile food. Just like the bugarians who had the same idea in number 2. At this point I realised my version of the film was the cut TV-version so I missed out on all the tits and Roxanne Paletts much talked about full frontal nudity.

Crazy Sadie Bickerman’s nephew Nathan, his wife Susan and his young son Connor is at the lakehouse to clean out her (an her sisters) stuff. They plan to sell the house, but since people are still a bit freaked out about crocs, they decide to keep it until they can get a better prise. Connor who wants a pet, wanders off and find a cople of baby crocs which he starts to feed. Guess it runs in the family. The family goes back to town, but since Nathan is a game warden and has a problem with elks disappering en masse in the area around the lake, and Susan is a successful real estate agent and never home, Connor sneaks off to the lake to feed the crocodiles as often as he can. He even begins to steal meat at the store.

Nathan suspects Reba, a female poacher but most likely the elks became crocodile food. When he finds the severed head of a big elk he calls on Sheriff Willinger. Willinger has checked the entire lake four times and is certain there are no more crocs, but it turns out he is wrong. He and Nathan goes out in a boat to try and hunt the crocodiles down and kill them before they kill any more people. Meanwhile a teenager hires Reba as a guide to help him find his girlfriend, who is somewhere in the woods surrounding the lake. His girlfriend, Ellie, has gone camping with another girl and two creeps. One of them tries every trick to get the girls naked and when they changes into bikinis he is spying on them and filming them with his phone. The other one has lied to Ellie about her boyfriend cheating on her and that’s why she went along camping.

Connor sneaks off to the Lake House to feed the crocodiles but he is followed by Vica, the babysitter. Her dog is killed by a crocodile and she is severly bitten, but Susan turns up and she and Connor get Vica into the lake house. Their cellphones doesn’t work and crocodiles are staking out the yard so they can’t get to the car but is stuck in the house.

Reba, two poacher friends of hers and Ellies boyfriend is on a boat when the crocodiles attack them and kill one of the poachers. The crocodiles attack again in the woods. It’s getting dark so they decide to try to get to the lake house, unaware of the crocodile siege. Nathan and Sheriff Willinger is going for the lake house to and even Ellie is on her way there, even if she doesn’t know where she’s going.

The crocodiles in Lake Placid 3 is different from the ones in 1 and 2. They seem to be more intelligent and they seem to hunt as a group. When some of the people from the lake house finally manages to get away the crocodiles follows into town and attacks again in the same store where Connor stole meat to feed them.

Since I was watching the titless version there wasn’t really any skin, but there was definitely more blood and fiercer crocodile attacks than before. The film felt a bit darker and at first I felt it was going to be better than Lake Placid 2, even if not as good as Lake Placid 1. I soon changed my mind though. Apart from Michael Ironside and some of the smallest parts, acting was terrible. Most of the time overacting as if they didn’t take their part seriosly themselves. There wasn’t really a story and most of the characters were annoying, stupid or mean, so You just couldn’t wait to see them get eaten. Reba was probably supposed to be some sort of female Rambo, but she was just silly and over the top. The film would have been much better without her, but I hear she returns in the next sequel. So compared to part 2 I would say more blood (+), less story (-) and less believable characters (-).

My verdict: 4 out of 10.

Lake Placid 2

Lake Placid 2

Asgaard Branding, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, Unified Film Organization (UFO), USA, 2007
AKA:
Director: David Flores
Writer: Todd Hurvitz, Howie Miller
Cast: John Schneider, Sarah Lafleur, Sam McMurray, Chad Michael Collins, Alicia Ziegler, Joe Holt, Ian Reed Kesler, Justin Urich, Cloris Leachman, VJ Kewl, Robert Blush, Jonas Talkington, Terence H. Winkless, Michael McCoy, Andrea Enright, Zhasmina Toskova, Vlado Mihailov, Yana Marinova

I did like the original Lake Placid but didn’t have too high hopes for this sequel. None of the original cast returns (unless You count a black and white photo of Betty White) and it’s made straight for TV. This usually means “not very good, or at least worse than the original”.

Anyway, eight years has passed since they shiped off the giant crocodile and everyone seems to have forgotten all about it. Maybe the authoritys covered it up somehow or maybe people just don’t watch the news anymore. There’s a new sheriff in town. He has a weird haircut and doesn’t belive in any crocodiles in his lake, so when a researcher tells him his partner was killed by something in the lake while they were getting watersamples, his first guess is he had to much to smoke and forgot he was alone on the lake. When shown the arm and the leg that remains of the researcher, his second guess is a mountainlion or a bear. I’m no wild life expert, but I’d guess it’s not very common for either mountainlions or bears to attack people in boats on deep water.

Fish and Wildlife sends Emma to help with the investigation. She and Sheriff Riley has a history of dating which didn’t lead to anything but there is chemistry… Sheriff Riley’s son, Scott, who lives in Boston but is here for the summer finds chemistry to with Kerri. She has a boyfriend but Scott is invited to go to the lake with them and their friends.

Riley, Emma and the researcher, Frank, goes out in a boat, finds Franks friends head, and goes talking to “Crazy Sadie”. Sadie Bickerman is the sister of Delores Bickerman who fed the original crocodile live cattle and as those of us who’s seen the first film, cuddeled little baby crocs. She went missing one day and was never found, and her sister moved into her cottage.

Three bulgarians arrives at a beach. The two girls gets in the water topless splashing water at each other and playing around. The boy turns around changeing into swim trunks and when he turn back their gone. He goes into the water shouting for them and then they’re crocfood all three of them. As far as I know none of them has any connection to anyone else in the story so probably they’re just filling material. Someone probably wanted som T&A in the film and somebody else wanted more victims so they put the bulgarians in there as shreddies to cater for those needs.

Mirroring Hector Cyr’s arrival by helicopter in the first film, Struthers and his handyman/personal slave Ahmad arrive in an airplaine. Struthers is an arrogant egomaniac of a big game hunter hungry for some crocodile hunting. After Ahmad manages to kill the croc everyone relaxes but then their camp is attacked by enother one. Riley finds out his son is camping by the lake and sets out to find him. The y have allready been attacked but he takes the survivors to Crazy Sadie’s place. Crazy Sadie admits that her sister raised three children of the first crocodile and that she has been taking care of them since her sisters disappearance. She promises to take care of the kids while Riley hunts down the rest of the crocodiles, but can she be trusted?

There are lots of terribly bad CGI in Lake Placid 2. The crocs could have been better, but weirdest is Struthers airplane that lands on the water and when the camera zooms out it’s gone again. People to are acting strange. In the beginning Emma allmost faints when she sees the bit off leg of the first victim, and she states “Always had a weak stomach for blood” yet she gladly dives in the water from the boat to retrieve the same victims head. Sheriff Riley shows signs of psychopathy joking and cracking oneliners as people around him get killed by the crocs. Struthers is an asshole but he’s supposed to be one. Riley is supposed to be the hero. How is Struthers while up in his plane able to talk to Riley and Ahmad on the boat, when they neither wear headsets or have handheld radios? Despite all it’s flaws I liked it better than I expected to. It’s bad but it’s not that bad, if You know what I mean.

My verdict: 4 out of 10.

Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Fox 2000 Pictures/Phoenix Pictures/Rocking Chair Productions, USA, 1999
AKA:
Director: Steve Miner
Writer: David E. Kelley
Cast: Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt, Brendan Gleeson, Betty White, David Lewis, Tim Dixon, Natassia Malthe, Mariska Hargitay, Meredith Salenger, Jed Rees, Richard Leacock, Jake T. Roberts, Warren Takeuchi, Ty Olsson, Adam Arkin, Steve Miner

I saw this first time years ago and what strikes me when seeing it again is I didn’t remember it being this good (or funny). It’s not much of a horror film but more of an adventure/comedy, even though the thought of a 30 foot crocodile is scary.

A diver inventating beavers in Black Lake is attacked and bitten in half by “something” and a tooth found suggests it’s something ancient. Sheriff Keough, Fish and Game officer Jack Wells and paleontologist Kelly Scott go there to investigate. They are joined by Hector Cyr, an excentric mythology professor and crocodile enthusiast.

Hector and the Sheriff doesn’t get along so well, so there is a lot of tension between them. Jack and Kelly on the other hand gets along just fine even if they both expect the other one to make the first move. Then there is the very weird little old lady who is the only one living by the lake.

Lake Placid doesn’t rely on gore, even if there are some bit off heads, half bodies and smaller bodyparts found lying around in the woods. The bodycount is surprisingly low if the croc has been in the lake for several years, but maybe it’s been on a mostly beaver and fish diet.

When it’s been verifyed that there really is a crocodile in the lake, and it’s behind the deaths, there is the small matter of deciding what to do with it. One solution is to hunt it down and kill it, but since it’s at least 150 years old, probably has crossed the ocean from somewhere in Asia and has grown to the extreme size it has, some think it would be unacceptable to just kill it. Hector has brought equipment to try and trap it alive, but to do that first they need to find it and lure it up from the water.

Acting is good and the crocodile is believeble. Somebody said Lake Placid is a B-movie on an A-budget, and I think that sums my impressions up pretty well. It feels like a classic creature feature ought to when done in the 90’s.

My verdict: 6 out of 10.

Deep Blood

Deep Blood

Filmirage/Variety Film Production, Italy, 1990
AKA: Sangue Negli Abissi, Sharks, Wakan
Director: Raffaele Donato, Joe D’Amato
Writer: George Nelson Ott
Cast: Frank Baroni, Cort McCown, Keith Kelsch, James Camp, Tody Bernard, John K. Brune, Margareth Hanks, Van Jensens, Don Perrin, Claude File, Mitzi McCall, Tom Bernard, Charlie Brill, John K. Burns, Laura Gemser, Robert LaBrosse

This starts off like a Steven King story or something. Four best friends are roasting hot dogs on the beach, and they are like the best friends anyone can have. This guy that looks a lot like Yoda shows up and tells them about some native american curse and how his tribe had to fight Wakan, a monster from the sea. He gives the boys a box with old arrowheads. After cutting themselvs and mixing their blood to be bloodbrothers they bury their knives along with the box. I didn’t really get why, but maybe Yoda was like the last of the mohikans and the boys were to take over his tribes job of fighting this monster.

Next it’s ten or so years later and the four friends are in their late teens and everyone is home for the summer. A woman, who’s young son is on the beach and witness it all, is the first victim to Wakan who is indeed a monster from the sea. Wakan really stands out and You could easily spot him in a pool full of Great Whites, since he has a dark fin. Next he kills John, one of the four friends, and the sharkhunt is on.

It doesn’t take long before a shark is caught and killed. The water is safe again and everyone is happy except for Miki, one of the four friends. He insists they got the wrong shark, since it’s got a white fin. Nobody listens to him until a young woman is killed. So the sharkhunt is on once again. The remaining three friends dig up the box of arrowheads, load a boat up with explosives and head out to sea. They have some sort of “shark attractor” that beeps and flashes a little lamp, so they rig the explosives up and starts the beeper to lure Wakan into the trap.

Deep Blood is a very pale copy of Jaws, and if I had to descrbe it in one word it would be boring. It’s not terribly bad. It’s just that nothing happens. It’s more of a relation drama than a horror film and it’s very much people talking about their problems in life and very little sharks and killings. The musical score is extremely anoying and I was afraid it would drive me mad before the film was over. Could somebody please harpoon the guy with the synth?

If You forget about sheriff Brody, I mean Cody and the science guy when they are in the lab and look at the female assistant You might recognize Emanuelle. She keeps her back to the camera and she’s wearing clothes so she’s easy to miss.

Oh, and Wakan is supposed to be a Great White. He can’t be more than two meters so I’d say he is only a “Small White”, or maybe just a baby shark.

My verdict: 3 out of 10.

Shark Lake

Shark Lake

Bottom Line Entertainment/FLF Films/Parkside Pictures/Tadross Media Group/Verdi Productions, USA, 2015
AKA: The Lake
Director: Jerry Dugan
Writer: Gabe Burnstein, David Anderson
Cast: Dolph Lundgren, Sara Malakul Lane, Lily Brooks O’Briant, Michael Aaron Milligan, Lance E. Nichols, Kay Galvin, James Chalke, Frederick Douglas Plunkett Jr., Ibrahim Renno, Miles Doleac, Ted Ferguson, Carol Ann Scruggs, Melissa Bolona, Jeremy Jude, Matalin Rayborn, Kelsey Deanne, Bobby C. King, Kim Baptiste, Ele Bardha, Andrew Stern, John Ceallach, James Donald, S.T. Streetman, Christine Hilts, Jermaine Hines, Hannah Jacole Powell-Yost, Jerry Atkinson Jr., Gage Banister, Alexandra Bujan, London Curtis, Greg Faul, Richard Maximus Fleming-Vlamingen, Tom Holzhauser, Philip Schreck, Lauren Margaret Wills

Dolph Lundgren is Clint Gray, an animal trafficker. He finds rare and dangerous animals for people who are willing to pay. According to the police he has, among other things, kept a burmese python, a wolf and a tiger in his house. In his van on his way to deliver such an animal, his house is raided by the police. There’s a high speed pursuit ending with Clint going of the road and into the lake. He gets shot by a female deputy, and ends up in jail.

Five years later he is released. The same deputy who shoot him has taken care of his daughter Carly while he was gone, and she is determined to do whatever she can to stop him from seeing her. At the same time some wild animal attacks and kills an old man at the lake. Everyone thinks it’s a bear so they find a bear and shoot it. Well it wasn’t a bear but a shark living in the lake. On the night of his arrest Clint was delivering the shark to some Mafia guy and when he crashed into the lake the shark got away.

This Mafia guy had paid for the shark so he figures Clint either pay him back or catches the shark for him. He threatens to hurt Carly if he doesn’t get it his way. The police is trying to catch the shark aided by a creepy wildlife documentary host and when that doesn’t work out so well they plan for a reward that will make every fisherman by or close to the lake want to catch it.

Carly sneaks off to go look for her dad. He’s not home so she checks out his boat. She is reported missing and police suspects Clint has kidnapped her. He doesn’t know Carly is hidden aboard as he goes shark fishing.

Everyone and his mother seem to really hate this film. OK, the story might be a bit predictable and the CGI looks pretty cheap, but apart from that I don’t think it’s to bad. It’s got Dolph and it’s got sharks. What else could You want?

My verdict: 6 out of 10.