“Shark Night 3D” is a movie that both the critics and the audiences hated. I expect both sides were expecting what you want from a shark attack movie: bloody shark attacks.

“Shark Night 3D” received a 21% from critics and audiences gave it a 50%, according to Rotten Tomatoes. It seems that the film is on the bad side of B-level schlocky-ness. Here’s what the critics wrote:

“Here’s the thing about a shark movie in a 3-D, even one whose 3-D is as cheap and inconsequential as the 3-D in ‘Shark Night 3D.’ Whenever, say, a clearly computer-generated hammerhead lunges at the camera, it’s clearly trying to take a bite out of us. And I suppose, after we’ve paid $14,…color us bit…But as the illogic of it all begins to test your patience…, you wonder whether the filmmakers and the studio wouldn’t mind tossing us in the lake, too.”–Wesley Morris, Boston Globe

“How bad is ‘Shark Night 3D’? It’s so bad the movie studio made critics sign an embargo promising not to breathe a word about the flick until the day after it premiered.”–Linda Barnard, Toronto Star

“‘Shark Night 3D’ is a ho-hum series of kills and lulls so predictable that it doesn’t even look like much fun for the sharks; when they open wide, they might as well be yawning.”–Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly

Shark Night 3D

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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