Tuesday, 16 July 2013

The Great Sandy Mackerel!

On the plus side it's not Asylum. And it's not as TNA exploitive either. Amazing. Still... sharks that swim through sand... it's a concept I'm surprised they haven't done it.

It's a seaside spot that depends on tourist trade, which is slacking recently. Shark attacks threaten the people, but fortunately Quint... no, wait... different movie. In this one, Corin Nemec is playing a jerk that sets up a hugely popular beach festival (which gets barely enough people to fill the screen), but sharks attack by swimming through the sand. (They try to explain how the sharks can swim through the sand... nope.) And then there's the ending which, while stupid, won't surprise anyone.

You know, the island, White Sands, is all about 'oh no, we are going to die without an influx of money'... but you know what? They have Sharks that swim through Sand! Get that out there, and get the media and science people interested in that! That's huge!

Anyway, this is in many ways a rip off on Jaws. Although not in a good way. Corin Nemec is the only one who seems to realise this is silly and plays it that way, while everyone else is going straight. The sharks are, as expected, bad CGI and so is the rest of the effects. Just... no surprise at all at the low rating.

But hey... there's a sequel!



evildicemonkey said...

You watched it? Already? And there's a sequel? Was it really that high on your list of things to do?

Jamas Enright said...

I was planning on seeing Pacific Rim, but that didn't work out, and this was a Plan B...