Sunday, May 8, 2011

Shark Hunter (2001)

A research scientist whose parents were killed by a giant shark confronts the prehistoric megalodon years later using a state-of-the-art submarine with enough firepower to take out the 80ft predator in SHARK HUNTER! Antonio Sabato Jr. headlines this direct-to-video creature feature along with the rest of its Bulgarian cast, but while the acting and plot are expectantly bland, SHARK HUNTER boasts exceptionally large production values for such a small film. The set pieces for the underwater research facility and the interior of the Argus deep sea vessel give off the appearance of a film many times its size. Considering the year of its release and its respective budget, the computerized imagery used for the shark holds up very well, and the effects are actually much better than the many of the poor excuses that have come along in the years to follow. The shockingly downbeat ending will also come as a huge surprise! When pit against other DTV schlockers, SHARK HUNTER comes out on top of other weaker entries like SHARK ATTACK 3 or MEGALODON.

Rating: 5/10.
Entertainment: 6/10.

If you liked SHARK HUNTER, check out:
SHARK ATTACK 3: MEGALODON, SHARK ATTACK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN, MEGALODON.

3 comments:

  1. Wow, it's better than 'Shark Attack 3?' That's like having a smaller death toll than The Black Plague!

    Seriously, I find it hard to recommend any Antonio Sabato Jr. film and evidently you feel the same. I'm looking at you, 'Princess of Mars!'

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  2. This really should have been worse, I think youd be surprised homeslice, the shark is passable, passable I tells ya!

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  3. Well, I guess it has 'Jaws in Japan' beat.

    Then again, being punched in the stomach for 65 minutes has 'Jaws in Japan' beat too. I really need to unload that disc on someone...

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