Sharks 3D (Blu-ray)


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Rating: Not Rated

Directed by Jean-Jaques Mantello

Special Features:

Other Info:
Widescreen (1.78:1)
DTS-HD HR 5.1 Sound
Many Different Languages
Many Different Subtitles
Running Time: 42 Minutes

The Details:
The following is the official description of the film:

“Presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, ‘Sharks 3D’ offers audiences an astonishing up-close encounter with the Lions and Tigers of the Ocean.
Come face-to-face with a multitude of shark species, including the Great White, Hammerhead, and the Whale Shark. Witness sharks as they really are; not malicious man-eating creatures, but wild, fascinating and endangered animals that have been in existence millions of years before dinosaurs roamed the earth.”

“Sharks 3D” is not rated.

As a shark buff, I was pretty happy to check out “Sharks 3D.” Unfortunately, I had a couple of problems. The first was that I did not have a 3D Blu-ray TV, so I couldn’t check it out in 3D. (If anyone wants to petition to buy me a big screen 3D HDTV, then by all means go for it!) So you ask, “What’s the point in reviewing a 3D Blu-ray?” Well, I figured if the movie could stand on its own without the gimmick of 3D, then it was going to be good with the 3D turned on. Unfortunately, it didn’t stand well without it.

This movie is only 42 minutes long. And yet, it spends an unusually large amount of time on sea creatures that are not sharks. It features seals, sea turtles, sardines, dolphins, mantas, sawfish, and other critters. The remaining 2/3 of the movie actually features sharks. They highlight Great Whites, whale sharks, sand tiger sharks, hammerheads, and white tips. While it’s cool to see them swimming around on the screen, there’s not a lot of innovative footage here. It’s nothing you don’t see on Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and the information is pretty basic. There are some unique shots of a sea lion swimming near a Great White and some dolphins scaring off sharks stalking a baby dolphin, but beyond that there’s nothing new here. It’s kind of a disappointment.

I’d only recommend “Sharks 3D” if you want to test out footage of marine life on your new 3D TV screen. Otherwise I recommend you pass on it.