t'll be three-dimensional at home only if you have the proper Blu-ray equipment, but even minus that added depth, you'll pretty much get the intended effect of this update of a cult horror classic. The picture has a remarkably good cast for a movie of this nature, led by Elisabeth Shue as the sheriff in a resort area where residents and vacationers alike become targets of lots of you-know-what.
An undersea quake sets loose the sharp-toothed, ever-hungry fish, and plenty of gore results. Richard Dreyfuss does a clever take on his "Jaws" role. Jerry O'Connell, Ving Rhames and Christopher Lloyd also are in the cast, as are CW series regulars Jessica Szohr ( "Gossip Girl") and Steven R. McQueen ( "The Vampire Diaries"). DVD extras: five "making-of" documentaries; audio commentary by director Alexandre Aja. *** (R: AS, N, P, GV) (Also on Blu-ray)
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