If you have not seen the Shark Tale movie or Shark Bite (aka: Jaws) then you are definitely missing out. While it is true that the origins of this film are the basis for much of its success, much of the success of Shark Tale rests on its visual effects and special effects. Indeed, these special effects have earned the praise of countless films critics and fans. This is the reason why this film ranks as a definite must-see film…

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When a vicious shark (the Shark) attacks a boat on the ocean, a group of young men are stranded in the water with no way to get back to shore. In an effort to fight their boredom, the sharks pursue the crew into the water and attack. Attacking and killing one person after another, the sharks take the group to the bottom of the ocean and eat most of the men. The woman who remains in the boat is nearly eaten by the shark when a strong swimmer makes his way in and out of the water with the help of his friend played by Gordon Gekko.

Now the focus turns to the remaining few men, who run away to the beach where the wife tries to save them. Now the sharks pursue them as well, but they are saved by Gordon who dives into the water to grab the final shark. With the help of a net, Gordon drags the shark to the beach while smashing a coconut over its head. The rest of the movie (which includes a very entertaining underwater musical number) takes place on the beach and Gordon and his friends to go surfing.

As the plot develops, it becomes evident that the shark attack was not simply an isolated incident. Several other sharks have been sighted near the boat on several previous occasions. So, why has there been no sign of any sharks around? The answer lies in the plot’s many twists and turns. As the plot unravels, we learn that the shark that attacked the boat is a member of a species that is slowly taking over the Earth. There is much tension as the characters must deal with this new foe…

As the plot thickens, we discover that the reason for the attack on the yacht is actually the Shark whose attack just occurred. But instead of simply killing the shark, the others wish to catch it and make it their food… which means they risk getting the shark caught as well. With this dilemma, the shark tale turns into an action-packed, high-paced film that keeps viewers on the edge of their seats. No wonder it ranks as a definite must-see film…

While the plot of the film is certainly entertaining, some scenes are a little too close to reality. A prime example of this occurs when the actor playing the shark says that the other shark he has seen is much like the one he lives with (thus he will remember seeing it many times… just in case). This may be humorous if the actor playing the other shark had never seen the real thing (as he would probably remember it differently), but it becomes completely ludicrous when the actor is actually on-screen. Of course, the other shark in the film also says things similar to these, and it ends up being comical almost immediately. The point is that these instances do not have any effect on the film itself, but rather enhance it.

Although the movie is entertaining, its biggest shortcoming is that it lacks in overall quality when it comes to its special effects. Although the special effects are not bad by any means, they are not anywhere near as realistic or as amazing as they could have been. This is especially true for the portions involving the shark attack and the shark’s later recovery (in which the effect is just a little bit too dull). Overall, though, this is definitely a shark tale that is recommended for anyone who has ever seen one.

Perhaps the best thing about Shark Tale is that it doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel… or at least, it doesn’t try to do anything that is revolutionary. It is simply a classic shark tale that tells us what we already know: that sharks can and will attack humans (especially if they’re larger than a couple of feet long). The same basic premise applies to the newer version that came out in 2021. However, since that film relied on more scientific research than any of the earlier versions did, it can be considered a modern day classic. And in the case of Shark Tale, a timeless one at that.