THE PLOT THUS FAR
Many years ago, hundreds of locals and tourists were massacred by giant man-eating sharks in the infamous 1916 Jersey Shore attacks. But that’s just a legend… or is it? It’s a holiday weekend on the Jersey Shore and, unbeknownst to anyone, underwater drills have attracted dozens of albino bull sharks to the pier. When a man goes missing, TC (The Complication), Nookie and friends fear the worst and plead with the police chief to close down the beach. It isn’t until a famous singer is eaten alive during a performance on the pier that the shark hunt begins. Now, the Preppies must work together with the Guidos in order to save the Jersey Shore and its inhabitants from another vicious slaughter.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Designed as a spoof of the Jersey Shore series crumpled together with a low budget version of “Jaws” or “Piranha”, this movie is actually pretty entertaining. As someone who cannot stand the Jersey Shore this movie not only satisfies with the mockery, but also gives the joy of watching them suffer the over the top demise of man eating sharks. This filmed aired as one of the SyFy channel movies, but does manage to sport much better effects than some of their previous films.
Anybody expecting dumb, blatantly silly storytelling and logic being thrown out the window won’t be disappointed in Jersey Shore Shark Attack. There are two instances involving the sharks where you do have to suspend disbelief, one where you are told that in order to kill a shark you shoot through its left eye as it’s the eye of the devil, and another where you learn that a shark can be killed by being shot through its fin.
The Blu-Ray comes with a commentary and featurette. The A/V Quality is pretty strong with a rather strong Dolby TrueHD 5.1 track. The downside to the track is that it is 100% bass. I felt like I was inside of a tumbler, it just kept bumping up and down the AV theater. In the end, I’d recommend a rental to the curious.
RELEASE DATE: 08/28/2012