Super Shark (2011) John Schneider

More Like Stupid Shark

Businessman Roger Wade (John Schneider) finds his offshore drilling operation coming under scrutiny when there is an accident involving what some call an underwater earthquake. That accident has lead to a giant primordial shark to be released which not only terrorises the water but can fly and move on land as well which means a nearby bikini contest is going to become a bloodbath if some thing isn't done. But marine biologist Kat Carmichael (Sarah Lieving) finds her attempts to prevent a massacre halted by the money grabbing Wade leading to her hiring Skipper Chuck (Tim Abell) and DJ Dynamite Stevens (Jimmie Walker) to try and kill the shark.

Whilst "Born to be Bad" is usually used to refer to people I reckon you could use it to describe some movies, those like "Super Shark" which are made tongue firmly in cheek right between the cheese and corn which is crammed in there. The trouble is that whilst some movies can pull off the so bad they're entertaining "Super Shark" doesn't and never achieves anything more than a feel of made on the cheap.

The thing is that for a reviewer "Super Shark" doesn't give me much to say, the storyline is that mix of classic "Jaws" with the extra prehistoric monster aspect of recent years. And then whilst everything is played out in a low budget, often amateur way it tries to be funny, so you have someone looking like a "Baywatch" reject using their binoculars to spy on bikini babes rather than monitor the water. Now I could go on but I doubt there is a single person who would watch "Super Shark" who would do so with not already knowing what to expect and truth be told it never reaches expectations no matter how low they are.

What this all boils down to is that "Super Shark" is extremely typical of the shark movies made during the first 2 decades of the 21st century, which means low budget nonsense. Unfortunately this isn't the low budget nonsense which ends up being entertaining for being bad and is simply just bad.

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