Shark in Venice (2008)

“One more thing, Mr. Franks, I heard you talking about sharks. There are no sharks in Venice, capisci?” – Captain Bonasera

Number of Times Seen – 1 (25 Jan 2022)

Brief Synopsis – An archaeology professor travels to Venice to find his missing father who is researching an ancient treasure.

My Take on it – The premise of this movie may sound like an Indiana Jones adventure, but it is quite far from that.

Stephen Baldwin is ok in the lead of this film, but he doesn’t at all give off the perception that he is an intellectual.

The production on this movie is quite low and there are more scenes that made me laugh than those that were thrilling or even interesting.

The film’s explanation of how a shark was brought into the canals of Venice is so absurd and even when the idea is mentioned again and again, it still makes no sense what so ever.

The special effects are terrible and they don’t manage to add anything to the plot except for more laughs.

The movie has far too many plot holes which raise even more questions than answers as the story moves along.

The acting by most of the cast is sub-par and laughable and that hurts things far too much because it makes things even more crazy as the story inches forward.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The film features a character named Lt. Totti and at one point, when David Franks interrogates a mafia henchman he gives a location as “on the corner of DelPiero” these could be references to famous Italian football players Francesco Totti and Alessandro DelPiero. (From IMDB)

Rating – Razzie Worthy (2/10)


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