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Subtitle: Megalodon - Are we not men?
Subtitle: Megalodon
I do not think I have ever seen such bad acting on film. I suspect that some community theaters have acting this bad. It's as if they showed up in Mexico with a camera crew and asked some of the locals and tourists if they'd like to be in a film.

This one is worth watching, though. There are no slow parts, lots of hot shark-on-human action, and a really excellent scene which brings home the terror that was Megalodon. They actually used miniatures, instead of a balloon painted like a shark (see my review of Shark Attack 2 on IMDB).
Right when you think "Eh, it's just another shark movie." Keep watching. I was genuinely surprised by the surprise.

The funniest part of the movie is the script. At one point, a guy says "Well excuuuuuse me!" just like we used to do back when Steve Martin was a Wild And Crazy Guy. The funniest line in the whole movie is, they have to (of course) wait until tomorrow morning to go on The Shark Hunt. And you KNOW the lead male and female characters have to get it on during the night. I expected a really lame-ass montage of dinner and romance, but instead, here's the conversation:

Girl: I'm exhausted!
Guy: Me too. But, you know, I'm really wired. Whaddaya say I take you home and eat your pussy?

I admit, I laughed out loud. I can't think of a better way for the lame-ass sex subplot to have played out. (Oh, incidentally, that scene was followed by a brief sex scene, including fake orgasm.)

All in all, not a bad b-movie. I enjoyed it, despite the horrible acting.

I'm all : relieved relieved
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Date: June 11th, 2003 - 12:11 pm
 IMDB review fluff?
Looking at IMDB, most of the reviewers for Shark Attack 2 have obviously never seen the movie. I've seen reviews on Amazon by people who had obviously never read the books, and i know why they do it. But IMDB? C'mon, what the hell do you get out of fake movie reviews?

Bah. i just wanted to complain.
Date: June 11th, 2003 - 01:04 pm
 Re: IMDB review fluff?
Wow, they sure were lucky not to have seen it. I like to use that as a benchmark against which all other bad movies are compared.

Maybe they were confusing it with Shark Attacks 1 or 3.
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Date: June 11th, 2003 - 05:22 pm
 Re: IMDB review fluff?
What exactly is to be gained from posting fake reviews on Amazon? I don't care what books people buy or have any personal vendettas (vendettae? eh, who cares) against any authors. It seems like a waste of time to me.
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Date: June 11th, 2003 - 06:57 pm
 Re: IMDB review fluff?

Look at most of these reviews--they're pretty apparent restatings of the dustcover. Also, consider that there are people here with nearly 6,000 logged reviews. Amazon's only been around since '96, 7 years. That averages out to ~2.35 reviews a day, 2555 days straight. Admittedly, that guy reviews ever tape he watches, listens, or browses in a store, but, damn. That's a lot of output.
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