A small fishing town is overrun by ravenous sharks, and it is up to a specialist to uncover the sinister plot behind the feeding frenzy! In a day and age when computer imaging has taken precedence over physical effects (especially in lower budgeted movies), it is actually refreshing to find a killer shark movie that utilizes stock footage and giant rubber monsters. As apparent as they both may be, the attempts to bring the sharks to life by combining these techniques has to be admired considering the size of the picture. The only unfortunate drawback is the lack of suspense that results from the virtual clip show of documentary footage that clearly separates the impending danger from the swimmers. Surprisingly, though, the rubber sharks created for the film look fantastic, and easily compare with any of the models used in the JAWS series. Casper Van Dien stars alongside Ernie Hudson and other D-list actors, each of whom play in to the archetypal comic book characters and writing. The pedestrian plot remains watchable enough while the viewer patiently awaits the next kill, but the near-bloodless shark attacks inevitably disappoint. For a film of its kind, SHARK ATTACK is better than most, and is sure to rate highly with killer shark fans.
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If you liked SHARK ATTACK, check out:
JAWS, THE LAST JAWS, DEEP BLUE SEA.