"Dinoshark (2009)" Review

Review: Once again my eyes are graced with another Roger Corman produced Syfy channel horror/sci-fi film and going into it all I could wonder is, will this be as good as or better than Sharktopus? Well my answer to that question after the movie was done is...yes it was just as campy and fun as Sharktopus! Originally Roger Corman was wanting to make a sequel to Dinocroc(2004), but after pressure from Syfy he decided to make Dinoshark.

After an arctic glacier breaks it releases a creature know as a dinoshark. Three years later, the dinoshark is a ferocious predatory adult and kills tourists and locals offshore from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Rogue fishing boat captain Trace McGraw is first to notice the Dinoshark and witnesses his friend get eaten, but has trouble convincing people that a creature of such antiquity is still alive and eating people.
 The plot as you can tell is very much simplistic and is what you would expect from a film that Syfy tends to release. Now even though I find the plot very simplistic I still found this film to be alot of fun like I did with Sharktopus. The acting is not bad for the most part, the only thing that was lacking at times was the dialogue and of course the CGI. Hell there is even a death in the movie that rivals the notorious alligator fighting scene in "Brutes and Savages (1978)", if you watch closely at the scene were Trace is being hassled by local authorities as he tries to tell them about the dinoshark being in the canal and then the dinoshark attacks and this one guy gets his head bit by it, you will have to watch closely because that little spot is very quick.
I must also mention that yes there is a line taken from Jaws and used in this film, instead of "Your Gonna Need A Bigger Boat" you get "Your Gonna Need A Bigger Chopper". How much more cheesy can you get. Overall this is a fun film that I actually had a blast watching, now even though it does have it's slow moments like any film does I still found it to be an enjoyable watch. I say watch it with a group of friends and have a good time!

-Daniel "Damnation" Lee

Director: Kevin O'Neill
Genre: Sci-Fi/ Creature Feature
Blu-Ray/DVD Release Year: 2011
TV Play Year: 2009
Time Length: 90 mins.
Company: Anchor Bay/ New Horizon
Website: www.anchorbayentertainment.com