Review: Super Shark / Cert: 15 / Director: Fred Olen Ray / Screenplay: Fred Olen Ray, Clyde McCoy, Antonio Olivas / Starring: John Schneider, Sarah Lieving, Tim Abell, Jimmie Walker / Release Date: January 13th
Fed up of those horrendous made-for-TV shark movies yet? If you’re on the cusp then Super Shark may just be the final nail in that particular coffin. This time out, we’ve got a giant shark that can walk on land and can fly. Safe to say, Synthetic Filmwerx decided to steer clear of the grounded-in-reality approach here.
After an offshore drilling accident seemingly releases this super-sized shark, we get to see the beast ravage its way through a stream of throwaway characters that you really don’t care about in the slightest. Even more odd, characters that are given 20 minutes or so of loose ‘character development’ are offed willy-nilly, meaning that you’re left with a bunch of characters that you’ve barely seen in the movie going up against the shark for a climactic beach-front battle.
We Starburst folks love us a good shark movie or even a good ‘bad shark movie’, but Super Shark fails to tick even the ‘so bad it’s entertaining’ box…
For the full review, head over to Starburst Magazine.