Wednesday, May 2, 2012
2-HEADED SHARK ATTACK
A couple of weeks prior to buying this (for 10 bucks at Wal-Mart), I had seen this movie displayed in a local Redbox. I was curious about it, but really loathe renting anything from a vending machine, so luckily I waited it out and was rewarded a bit later by being able to buy it rather than renting it.
So then we have Carmen Electra laying down on deck a lot, displaying her ample charms (through a top, though – sorry, fellas) and not really having all that much to do in the movie. Too bad she’s under-utilized because she really is a talented comedic actress and not at all afraid to poke fun at herself. This just wasn’t the movie for her to pretend to be farting in.
Male lead Charlie O’Connell looks quite a bit like his brother, actor Jerry O’Connell, and sometimes I forgot that I WASN’T looking at Jerry.
Brooke Hogan I found annoying. Her character was, in my opinion, almost completely unlikeable. This is a problem with movies like this; you actually WANT to see the 2-headed shark rip her up.
Make no mistake, though, there is a LOT of “ripping up” going on here by Ike and Spike (or whatever their names are), some of it fake looking and other times very graphic. I noted in one scene that they look to have forgotten to digitally remove a computer grid during one of the shark swim scenes.
Anyway, the rest of it is pretty standard, i.e, topless babes being eaten (and not in that “good” way that they no doubt would’ve liked), body parts floating in water, a predator with a seemingly bottomless pit for a stomach and of course the climactic “fuck you, shark(s)” scene.
Believe it or not, Roger Corman had nothing to do with this one. It’s worth 10 bucks if that’s what they’re selling it for in your neck of the woods.
Posted by Mike Madonna at 6:21 PM