Thursday, April 23, 2015

Dinoshark (2010)

How bad is it? It tries to be a serious shark attack film, which doesn't work.
Should you see it? No. There's plenty of other cartilaginous fish in the sea.
This Roger Corman production is less a sequel to "Dinocroc" than a direct take-off of the original 1978 Piranha, as the monster gobbles up tourists from Alaska to Mexico. The characters are actually developed a bit - the girls in and out of bikinis are very well developed (wink, wink) - the cinematography is pretty good (excepting the CGI monster), and the plot is okay. Well, the plot was okay when you saw it the first time; there's an event that must go on despite deaths, the monster can only be killed with a shot directly between the eyes, there's the usual cast: greedy bad guy, hunky hero, brainy heroine, sidekick, shark fodder. If it shows up on television late at night, it makes a passable timewaster.

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