Good concept, boring execution.
This "Blair Witch Goes to the Moon" wannabe is technically proficient but profoundly tedious. You could run out for a burger and back without missing much.
The crew is weightless in more ways than one, even after one of them is attacked by something sinister. It takes forever to build up even a whisper of suspense, but wiggly moon rocks aren't enough paranormal activity to strike fear in our jaded little hearts.
How I longed for the appearance of a cheesy-looking monster, cheesy dialogue, or even a grilled cheese to save this movie experience from being a total yawn.
Low-budget horror movies are never expected to be high art. "Shark Night 3D" takes this B-movie category down to a sleazy new depth. It begins like a replay of
It has several good-looking babes in bikinis on a weekend getaway with buffed young men. When giant sharks start picking off members of the party one by one, the lame plot seems as obvious as it is ridiculous. But a nasty modern twist is added to the old story line.
The sharks were brought to the recreation area by a group of gore porn producers. They attach cameras to the man-eating beasts. They capture the bloody deaths of the victims on video to sell on the Internet. Their brutal business involves the taunting and torture of the victims before they are deliberately fed to the sharks.
It's an ugly and cruel variation on the monster movie theme. But this is Hollywood's current idea of PG-13 entertainment for our kids going back to school.
SUSANNE PEREZ lives in Costa Mesa and is an executive assistant for a company in Irvine.