“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Saturday, March 14, 2015
Spring Break Shark Attack (2005)
How bad is it? It's atypical of the recent glut of shark films, but still not good. Should you see it? Only as a palate cleanser from other shark attack films.
It's spring break and sharks attack. Oh, you need more? The sharks are more rubber fins than CGI and the attacks aren't as silly - or gory - as in other films, though one guy windsurfs into the mouth of a shark. The film is light on attacks and heavy on relationships and character, which is truly unusual, and the acting is pretty good (except for thrashing and screaming during attacks). It's ambitious, but mostly dull, so it's a failure.