Shark Lake online movie review - The movie was as shallow as the lake that the sharks swam in...
"Shark Lake" is one of those types of movies where you look at the movie cover or the poster and think "why?". But still, it is a Dolph Lundgren movie, so I decided to sit down and watch it. I did grow up watching his movies after all.
"Shark Lake" is not Dolph Lundgren's brightest moment in cinema history, not even by a long shot. Actually, I will go as far as to question why he actually did this movie, because it was just such a far slip away from his previous countless action movies, both good and questionable ones.
The story in this movie is about Clint Gray (played by Dolph Lundgren), a former criminal trying to do right by his estranged daughter Carly Gray (played by Lily Brooks O'Briant). But when the local lake falls prey to vicious man-eating sharks, single-mom and overzealous police offer Meredith Hendricks (played by Sara Malakul Lane) pick up arms to defend the town and her daughter Carly. But the danger of the sharks and the fate of the dealt cards in her hand leave her crossing paths with her former husband Clint Gray...
Right, well there was nothing overly Shakespearian or thespian to this storyline. It is a simple storyline, for sure, but it serves it purpose well enough, because it doesn't really beat around the bush.
However, a shark movie needs to have sharks that are realistic and that you actually think of as being a real threat. However, the sharks in "Shark Lake" failed to deliver that, and they were more of a CGI internship project gone straight to DVD.
The action in "Shark Lake" was adequate, taking into consideration what kind of movie this is. However, it should be said that you shouldn't get your hopes up here, if you are a fan of Dolph Lundgren in any way, because it wasn't up to level with his usual movies.
Having seen this movie, I can now cross it off the list. And I can with all honesty say that I will never be making a return trip to watch "Shark Lake", because it doesn't support more than a single viewing in any way; and actually if you do get through the first viewing then that is an accomplishment in itself.
If you enjoy shark movies, stay well clear of "Shark Lake". If you enjoy Dolph Lundgren movies, don't go out of your way to watch "Shark Lake". It is, in fact, a less than mediocre movie experience in every sense of the word.