‘Shark Night 3D’ Clips: Cheesy B-Movie Cliches & Bikinis Galore

Published 4 years ago by , Updated March 15th, 2013 at 1:00 pm,

Shark Night 3D clips Shark Night 3D Clips: Cheesy B Movie Cliches & Bikinis Galore

Is there any point in even discussing the “quality” of Shark Night 3D?

Well, there is, in the sense that you probably want to know: Is Shark Night a monster B-movie that celebrates it own trashiness (a la Piranha 3D) or is it one of those horror flicks that fails to recognized its own innate cheesiness – and ends up being bad in a not-fun way?

Based on the Shark Night 3D trailer and the recently-released collection of clips, the answer seems to be “a bit of both.” It has the same setup as Piranha – pretty, no-name actors and actresses on vacation get chomped up by killer fish (here, rare fresh-water sharks) – and director David R. Ellis (Snakes on a Plane, the second and fourth Final Destination movies) was clearly aware that he was shooting a “glorified” exploitation flick when he made this.

The acting in Shark Night 3D looks as hokey as you’d expect, but it also seems like the film could’ve used some more experienced stars, similar to those in Piranha 3D (ex. Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames, Christopher Lloyd) who really have that self-aware, tongue-in-cheek style down pat.

With that said – enjoy the following clips from Shark Night 3D (via MTV and Yahoo! Movies) for all their delicious goofiness:

Here’s a fun drinking game idea for those planning to either watch Shark Night 3D at home, or by sneaking some sort of intoxicating beverage (heck, even plain soda will work) into the theater: take a shot every time a gratuitous camera angle of a woman in a bikini or a horror movie cliché (ex. when the sharks go after the token black guy first) pops up. Be careful, though, you’ll probably pass out after the first ten minutes.

There is one big factor working against the film: it’s Rated PG-13. Seriously, what’s the point of releasing a movie called Shark Night 3D if you’ve not going to go the whole nine yards and feature tons of R-Rated gore and nudity? It’s not as though it’s difficult to hit the lowest-common denominator, when you’re aiming for it.

Shark Night 3D arrives in 2D and (you guessed it) 3D theaters around the U.S. on September 2nd, 2011.

Source: Relativity Media (via MTV and Yahoo! Movies)

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  1. A PG-13 Shark Movie? Really? Why not remake JAWS since Hollywood is so fond of remaking everything these days.

  2. A must see for sure!

  3. i am a huge horror/sci fi film fan but i am really starting to dislike the films that have been released the last ten years or so. these films have little to no story and are just bloody, and have a bunch of nudity i want story character and great effects. we need super directors in the directors chair, like nolan,m night,jj abram,and others like this.

    • Give it a chance, it might not be amazing but it will fun.

  4. I still cant believe how the director of FD2 and FD4 did very good with part 2 and made part 4 crap lol

    This looks like piranha alot which I didnt really like so….

  5. I agree, it does look like you can’t take it too seriously… it is perfect for the end of summer now that I’m no longer going to be swimming :-)

  6. The PG-13 destroys all interest.

  7. I think I already know that I had way much more fun watching Piranha (original & 3D).
    Another thing: I’ve been swimming my whole life and I always find it so cool that these teenagers can see everything clearly under water! Wow, I wish my eyesight was that good!

  8. Choking a guy who’s underwater seems a little redundant. Just a little.

  9. It doesn’t look too terrible. And they aren’t freshwater sharks, they’re salt water sharks that were released into a salt water lake. It’s impossible to judge a movie based off of trailers. You should probably judge the movie AFTER you see it.