RAIDERS OF THE LOST SHARK (2015) Reviews and overview

 

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‘People… the other seafood!’

Raiders of the Lost Shark is a 2015 American comedy horror film directed by Brett Kelly [as Scott Patrick] (Ouija Shark; Countrycide; Ghastlies; Jurassic Shark; Attack of the Giant Leeches; et al) from a screenplay co-written with David A. Lloyd. The movie stars Candice Lidstone, Jessica Huether, Catherine Mary and Lawrence Evenchick.

Plot:

Four friends set out by boat for an idyllic vacation on a private, remote island. However, unbeknownst to them, a weaponised shark has escaped from a top-secret military lab nearby, a shark that was genetically engineered with hate in its blood, and programmed to hunt any human within range.

Now, these friends must band together to battle an all-new brand of predator who will stop at nothing to remain at the top of the food chain…

Reviews:

“All of the kills are pretty uneventful, but the two opening kills, in particular, are unbelievably lame. I mean kudos on killing a couple of characters inside ten minutes, next time edit it so we can see what actually happened though (that be an idea). How can you make a creature feature without blood, that’s like a Romantic Comedy without the public declaration of love…” Adam the Movie God

“I’m sure that the film-makers were having plenty of fun while making this movie and I’m also sure that to them this still remains a very fun movie to watch but for everyone else, it’s just a cheap, very amateurish movie, without any real creativity or good and memorable moments in it.” Boba_Fett1138

“On a technical level, the film is shabby with poor sound recording and the camerawork giving evidence of low-budget videography. The cast all seem non-professionals […] The shark effects are some of the worst to appear in a modern film since Birdemic: Shock and Terror (2008). Some of the effects are produced by different companies – the water-based ones are terrible but the ones with the flying shark are even worse…” Moria

“You’ve got to give this movie one thing:  It has a great title. As for the film itself, it’s about what you’d expect from a sub-Syfy Channel shark movie.  Sure, a lot of it is dumb on purpose, but unlike your typical Sharknado sequel, Raiders of the Lost Shark will every so often manage to squeeze a laugh or two out of you.” The Video Vacuum

“As a bunch of friends goofing about and making a gag movie for themselves, it’s barely passable although I’m sure they had a good laugh making it. As a feature film intended for an audience, though, it’s borderline insulting. There are, here and there, vague hints that it might be knowingly bad but if it is a joke, the joke falls completely flat.” What the Craggus Saw

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