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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 10 January 2012
If you like scary, edge-of-your-seat, well crafted creature features - or monster movies with horrifyingly realistic CGI and grade A SFX - pass this one by with a wide berth.
If you like crummy B-movies and ultra-low budget "so bad its good" jobs; the sort of thing you would watch with a raised eye-brow and a smile, while shaking your head dissaprovingly at it over the popcorn - then you'll probably quite like this, because Sand Sharks is one of the "best" worst films Ive seen in a good long while.

The premise is, pretty much, explained by the title and front cover - "prehistoric looking sharks what live in sand chewing on locals and tourists during a spring break party" and is flimsy at best: theres a lame attempt at explaining the science and biology behind it but far from giving it credibility it just makes it more ridiculous. And thats the key selling point - it is a ludicrous yet charmingly bad B movie - and it knows it.

The acting is BEYOND abysmal - theres not a shard of talent among the cast. None of the characters are particularly likeable so you really dont care about any of them or whether they get eaten or not (in fact in most cases you generally hope they do). The script is utterly cringe inducing. The plot (what little there is) is just bonkers, the climax is like "how would that possibly work?!" grade stupid, and the props and special effects are worse than the sort you would see in an episode of Sanctuary or really early Outer Limits, in fact Im pretty sure the deputy sheriff was at one point using an actual cap gun to shoot at a shark fin, which at the same time as being CGI managed to look like it was made of papier mache.
And the budget is so obviously small that they even appear to recycle the extras: Theres at least 1 of them who was definitely eaten early on in the film who turns up in a crowd scene screaming near the end. Its basically terrible.

But all that said and with the most sincere derision; it absolutely doesnt take itself seriously AT ALL; its rubbish, stupid, silly and over the top. Its got countless subtle and not-so-subtle nudges to "proper" creature-features, Jaws being the most obvious, and all in all is just tongue-in-cheek, nonsensical, unapologetic movie chewing-gum. And in its own little way its all the better for it!
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