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Shark Week (2012)

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A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound.

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Christopher Ray (as Christopher Douglas-Olen Ray)

Writers:

Liz Adams (screenplay by), H. Perry Horton (screenplay by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Yancy Butler ... Elena
Patrick Bergin ... Tiburon
Joshua Michael Allen Joshua Michael Allen ... Cal (as Josh Allen)
Bart Baggett ... Holt
Erin Coker Erin Coker ... Reagan
Frankie Cullen Frankie Cullen ... Frankie
Valerie K. Garcia Valerie K. Garcia ... Layla
Billy Ray ... Guerra
Meredith Thomas ... Francine
Robert Matthew Wallace Robert Matthew Wallace ... Pete (as Robert Wallace)
Eric s Wilson Eric s Wilson ... Roger (as Eric Wilson)
Israel Wright ... Alejandro (as Spencer Wright)
Josh Williams Josh Williams ... Henchman #1
John Paul Bennett John Paul Bennett ... Henchman #2
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A group of complete strangers find themselves isolated by a wealthy madman on his island compound.

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7 days, 7 sharks... 1 survivor!


Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 August 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Shark Assault See more »

Filming Locations:

Eleuthera Island, Bahamas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

The Asylum See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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The film title is A.K.A. 'Shark Assault'. See more »

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Near the end of the movie when a couple are walking along the beach, you can see power lines and a car/truck moving along a highway on the cliff above the beach. See more »

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Saw meets Jaws but with no fun, excitement or sense of terror
29 August 2013 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

For The Asylum, Shark Week is not their worst or quite awful enough to be one of them. That doesn't stop it though from being a complete failure in every area, and that's even when you know what to expect. Some of the locations are nice and exotic but others also look as though they were shot in a run-down warehouse or basement. That cheap look is made even worse by the choppy editing and terrible special effects. If you've seen the quality of the sharks in other Asylum or SyFy movies that are similar, it's pretty much the same in Shark Week, the sharks are so cheaply rendered and not only don't look real but they don't look natural in their surroundings. They also don't have any personality either, which severely dilutes any terror or tension, the actors don't even look all that terrified when really the situation would be scary for anybody. The music is at a very sluggish tempo especially in the scenes containing action, the scoring of the build-ups to the attacks is predictable. The dialogue has always been one of the weakest aspects of an Asylum movie, and there is no change here as this is very cheesy and stilted scripting. And you don't connect with any of the characters, as with everything else Shark Week doesn't give time to develop them or you the time to properly root for them. The story just doesn't seem to have any life, Shark Week is very poorly paced throughout, the action shows the worst of the editing and lifeless choreography and the shark attacks suffer from a complete lack of tension and visual cheapness, if you're expecting to be afraid of going into seas now you won't get that vibe. It also seemed rather tame, you'd expect a crossover of Saw and Jaws to have a similar impact to those movies but here it feels like Saw but without the harrowing violence and Jaws without the eerie nail-biting suspense. The acting is very bad too, Patrick Bergin and Yancy Butler are far too over-the-top and don't make any effort to reign in and give their characters depth or any quality that makes you connect with them. While the acting of victims are wooden with nobody seeming to properly care about whether they lived or died. Overall, dull, cheap and not much fun at all, more avoided than recommended. 1/10 Bethany Cox


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