Jersey Shore Shark Attack Reviews

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Super Reviewer
August 4, 2012
Well, if you're going to make fun bad movies, why not use them to also make fun of popular culture. Jersey Shore Shark Attack is both SCy-Fy's latest creature feature as well as being a lampoon of the popular TV show Jersey Shore. This is, for what it is, an incredible idea. Most of the time you only watch these films for the bad effects and monster attacks. Everything else is just filler. They usually cram in some mumbo jumbo science talk, or a vendetta with the beast which results in terrible performances. Here those filler scenes have been turned into bizarre and OTT parodies of people that are bizarre and OTT to begin with. It's a great way to pass the time. If you hate these people then laugh at them, if you like them you'll appreciate some of the nods it makes. There are also some cameos such as Vinny from the real life Jersey Shore playing a news reporter and reading his lines off cue cards. There's also Joey Fatone as himself in a self-deprecating role. It's a lot of fun, if you like stupid corny movies.
January 21, 2013
The best thing about this film is the fact that SyFy went after Jersey Shore. Other than that, there is nothing.
½ August 10, 2014
Worst of its kind in a long time
½ May 13, 2014
Jersey Shore isn't a show that entertains me, but the idea of all the characters from the show being killed by poorly created CGI sharks sounded humourously entertaining enough.

Jersey Shore is one of the stupidest TV show ideas I have ever heard of, and for Syfy to be taking on the TV show for their own purposes of parodying it is actually an interesting idea. The story of the film combines the TV show Jersey Shore with the real life Jersey Shore Shark Attacks of 1916 and puts it into a single ridiculous narrative concept.
The reason that Jersey Shore Shark Attack is a perfect concept for Syfy is because of the fact that the characters on the show Jersey Shore are so artificial and ridiculously stereotypical that it is clear they are played by bad actors. But with Jersey Shore Shark Attack, bad actors are precisely what is necessary for the film to hit the genre head on. And they manage to completely nail the characters because Jersey Shore Shark Attack transcends many of the other films of the genre. It does this by having characters that are so stupid that they are hilarious, and this transcends the many other films of the genre which have minimal monster footage and just a lot of terrible acting which actually has a purpose. In contrast to Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus, Jersey Shore Shark Attack's excess of terrible acting and a weak script is intentionally a parody of the stupidity that is the show Jersey Shore, and in that sense it actually executes that well by capturing the stereotypical natura of the characters and the idiotic language they speak in. As a legitimate parody of Jersey Shore, Jersey Shore Shark Attack captures the ridiculous over the top nature of the reality television series and puts it into a more ridiculous context so that its over the top nature really grasps what it is reaching for.
But even then, Jersey Shore Shark Attack could have used more shark killing. Its character focused scenes are superior to many others in films of the genre, but they are still boring and repetitive after a while. There gets to a point where Jersey Shore Shark Attack becomes as ridiculous as an episode of Jersey Shore, and it even becomes a little too stupid for its own good. Fans of Jersey Shore should hopefully appreciate the film for being the ridiculous parody that it is and for capturing the same kind of spirit and stupidity of the show Jersey Shore, but people who fail to sit through an entire episode of the show will be unable to handle a feature length movie parody of it which only parodies a few of its central elements against the backdrop of a shark attack story which doesn't have enough ridiculous deaths to actually justify its slow pace and 87 minute running time which feels a bit longer than it actually is. Jersey Shore Shark Attack feels a lot like an episode of Jersey Shore due to its ridiculous writing which parodies both the TV show and the movie Jaws, and it looks like one because of the production design, scenery and costumes all capture the visual elements spot on. But in terms of entertainment value, an 87 minute episode of Jersey Shore simply is not that entertaining even with a few of them being killed by sharks along the way.
Although Jersey Shore Shark Attack has something to legitimately parody during the scenes that don't have sharks attacking people, it is always important to remember that the most important aspect of a low budget shark attack film is the quantity of deaths and blood and gore as well as the images of poorly rendered CGI sharks killing characters played by terrible actors. And the simple fact that it doesn't have enough of them is the flaw in the film. It is rare that a low budget shark attack film is actually good, and Jersey Shore Shark Attack is another example of why, even though it is above average thanks to its ambitions to parody Jersey Shore. But it is too lazy. Its elements of parodying Jersey Shore are too focused on the only the appearance elements of them and eventually ends up being a film which takes itself way too seriously. It attempts to make the Jersey Shore parody figures come off as human beings who care about others, but in actual fact they are fake characters from a reality TV show which is clearly very artificial.
Frankly, despite its stupid gimmick being entertaining for a while, eventually Jersey Shore Shark Attack dissolves into the same territory as many of the other films of the genre and simply goes around in circles repetitively until the end of the film. It isn't exactly cringe worthy, it is just thoroughly boring and never transcends what its roots limit it to being. It is likely to appeal to fans of Jersey Shore who are ignorant enough to actually enjoy such dribble, particularly against the over the top ridiculous backdrop of a shark attack movie, but it simply does not do the job.
At least Jersey Shore Shark Attack is scripted well enough because it captures the ridiculous language of the Jersey Shore TV series, and it is acted to perfection because the inexperienced cast manages to mimic the nature of Jersey Shore characters spot on, particularly Melissa Molinaro whose characterisation of Nicolina "Nooki" Santamaria is a perfect parody of Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi because she captures all of the little elements of the character very well and actually gives it a decent effort which is funny and dramatic when it needs to be.

But still, Jersey Shore Shark Attack's ambitions fail to be able to beat its stupidity which comes with the repetitive nature of the script, the lacklustre quantity of shark attack scenes and the consistently slow pace which fails to really justify anything, and so should appeal to fans of Jersey Shore and even the most slow and ridiculous shark attack films but not to the external market all that much.
February 21, 2014
What a pile of trash!

Lousy special effects, lousy acting, lousy story and a main character that constantly walks around trying to look cool but it actually looks like he has crapped in his pants when he walks.
½ October 2, 2013
This movie was far better than it had any right to be. I found myself to be not only entertained, but also caring about the albeit shallow romance and the rest of the cast in general. Definitely a movie I would buy on the 5 dollar rack at Wal-Mart if I ever saw it.
½ July 18, 2013
Absolutely terrible; and not in a good way.
July 11, 2012
One of the great comedies of our time.
½ January 31, 2013
The Jersey Shore is rocked by a prehistoric species of sharks after an illegal drilling operation awakens them from an underwater cave, leaving it is up to a group of greased-up party-goers to save the day! Yes, it is as bad as it sounds, and no, Roger Corman did not produce it. JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK combines the two worst things television has to offer in to an hour-and-a-half of sheer stupidity. Luckily, characters Donnie, Nooki, TC "The Complication," and others provide a few cheap laughs along the way as they spoof their MTV counterparts. The editing and sound design playfully poke fun at the television series as well, although no amount of scripted humor can ever compare to the natural idiocy of Jersey Shore. JERSEY SHORE SHARK ATTACK proudly boasts some of the worst computer-generated sharks that mankind has ever known. One can only hope that the designers were in on the joke, and intended for the sharks to look this terrible. At the very least, visitors to the Jersey Shore are filled with explosive geysers of blood, and make for many tasty snacks. As awful as the film may be, it has the same captivating effect as the MTV show. It is impossible to look away for fear of what you might miss. Coming soon to dollar bins everywhere alongside SPRING BREAK SHARK ATTACK, MEGA PIRANHA, and DINOSHARK.
½ August 30, 2012
Better than a lot of the other low budget monster movie drek that's polluting the straight to dvd market and if you can get past the awful production value there's a few laughs to be had.
September 8, 2012
Jersey Shore sucks by itself and Jersey Shore plus Jaws equals a cinematic catastrophe!
½ August 17, 2012
Nowhere near as bad as it ought to be, but still pretty terrible. Imagine the cast of the Jersey Shore fighting killer sharks, and you've almost certainly imagined this film. Throw in some bizarre stunt casting and bazinga!
July 7, 2012
Simply Beautiful. A modern epic.
July 3, 2012
"Syfy" keeps setting new lows for straight-to-TV movies. Not even funny, it's so bad. I regret the 2 minutes I spent watching it.
July 1, 2012
Whether you are a fan of the Jersey Shore reality show or absolutely abhor it, you can find something to like in this film.
½ June 10, 2012
Self-aware and surprisingly hilarious!
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