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'Shark Night 3D' only takes bite out of wallet

September 2, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Shark Night 3D" is a bloody mess.

The young, attractive stars here become bait for man-eating sharks. The trailer may hook horror fans, but this so-called Jaws Jr. will really only take a bite out of your wallet.

"Shark Night 3D" features a cast of talented, likeable stars doing their best to stay afloat in a predictable scenario.

If there are sharks in the water and you're in the water with them, things are going to get ugly. Toss in a couple of guys who seem to have arrived from the set of "Deliverance" and the creep factor grows.

"90210's" Dustin Milligan plays the film's potential hero- that's if he makes it and if he can save Sara Paxton from a machete-like mouth. Former "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee is also in the cast.

The end credits roll at about 82 minutes and that's more than enough. The 3D in this movie adds very little.

And the worst part about the film? You don't see much shark at all. And when you do, it's usually just for a couple seconds at a time.

It does startle a couple of times, but in the end I just felt gypped.

I didn't have a stopwatch on me when I spent $18 to see the film in 3D, but if I had to guess I'd say the actual screen time for the sharks is probably about two minutes.

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