The cast -
Sara Paxton as Sara Powski
Dustin Milligan as Nick LaDuca
Chris Carmack as Dennis Crim
Katharine McPhee as Beth
Chris Zylka as Blake Hammond
Alyssa Diaz as Maya
Joel David Moore as Gordon
Sinqua Walls as Malik
Donal Logue as Sheriff Sabin
Joshua Leonard as Red
Director - David R. Ellis
Writers - Will Hayes and Jesse Studenberg
The plot -
Set in Louisiana, seven Tulane University undergraduates drive to Sara's family vacation home on a secluded private lake near Lake Pontchartrain. Set in Louisiana, seven Tulane University undergraduates drive to Sara's family vacation home on a secluded private lake near Lake Pontchartrain. On the way they encounter Sara's old boyfriend, Dennis and his redneck friend, Red. Dennis and Red taunt Malik and Maya, but Sara diffuses the situation. Sara then drives her friends in a speedboat rather recklessly to the vacation home which attracts the attention of Sheriff Sabin. He chases her, frightening her friends, but then happily shares a beer with them when they get to their destination. He tells Sara he is happy to see her back after her absence.
Shortly after arriving all hell breaks loose as one by one they get picked off by a shark!
But how did a shark get into a lake and is there an explanation as to why it's happening or is it a simple case of a random act?
This being the kind of movie it is I wasn't expecting much and it was a good job I didn't!
OK, it's fun, it's gorey, it's entertaining.
But the overall experience was nothing to scream about. It wasn't scary and it doesn't put you on the edge of your seat or even make you think "Oh my god, it's behind you, look out" like it should have.
What it does make you think is "really....... really?" Even when the plot unfolds it all seems a tad to far even though the whole film was completely predictable.
When you compare it to Jaws (yes, it's always going to be compared) it's nothing more than a waste of space on the DVD shelf. It lacked so much of what Jaws has to offer, the suspense, the thrill, the scares.
I wouldn't even say it was a second rate Jaws, it was more like a second rate Jaws 3D!
That's why I'm giving Shark Night 3D a 4/10.
Check out the video below as star Sara Paxton talks Shark Night 3D...