Shark Attack 3: Megalodon
is a horror film first released in 2002, starring John Barrowman
. While investigating a string of shark attacks, a tooth from the man eater suggests that it is not any ordinary shark, but a Megalodon
- a prehistoric shark thought to be extinct.
This movie provides examples of:
- Artistic License - Paleontology:
- Megalodon were thought to be shallow water predators. So surviving millions of years in a deep sea vent? Not very likely. Surviving millions of years without anyone noticing? Also not likely. At least the latter point gets a lampshade on it.
- Subverted by the fact that this is one of the most predominant theories espoused by proponents of the Megalodon's survival. The latter is somewhat justified considering how little of the ocean we've actually explored. Having said that, it's still unlikely.
- Coitus Ensues: The girl actually thinks "The Line" is sweet. The next shot is the two of them having shower sex.
- Corrupt Corporate Executive: Tolley, the real villain in the piece. He knew about the sharks and did nothing!
- Fanservice - Bikini shots, cleavage shots, nude skinny dipping, lustful references to Jennifer McShane's bum, a hot Shower Scene and John Barrowman. Just...John Barrowman.
- Karmic Death: Mr. Tolley. And an executive steals his girlfriend's life vest and dives overboard straight into the mouth of the shark.
- Logo Joke: The logo of Apex Communications features a bright red arrow plunging downwards, lampshading its impending financial prospects. Though one doubts even bad investors expect to be eaten.
- Monster Is a Mommy: Or in this case, Monster Has A Mommy. One big mother of a mommy!
- Noisy Nature: Sharks do not roar. Especially underwater.
- No Time to Explain
- Next Thing They Knew
- So Long, Suckers!: The Corrupt Corporate Executive abandons his sinking yacht on a jet-ski while giving an Evil Laugh only to drive right down the throat of the giant shark.
- Steel Eardrums: Carpenter suffers no apparent ill-effects from an underwater torpedo explosion.
- Stock Footage: There's a ton of National Geographic shark footage.
- Suit with Vested Interests: A two-piece suit, if you will, the resort manager doesn't want the beaches closed but at least wants the problem solved. Then there is Tolley, the owner, whose wires are attracting the shark and who has a big wire junction opening coming up to which he will take a boat full of corporate guests. He knew there was a problem and still doesn't care and goes ahead with the launch of the magical shark attractors and boat ride.
- Too Dumb to Live: In the climactic yacht attack scene, the passengers, upon realizing their predicament, proceed to fetch life preservers and begin jumping INTO THE WATER with the shark.
- Throw It In: Barrowman's ad-libbed line (referred to by many "fans" simply as "The Line"), which remained in the movie despite initially only being a joke, he said, hoping to "loosen up" his female co-"star", Jenny McShane, on the request of one of the production staff. The line is a bit lewd, and Barrowman was surprised they decided to leave it when he went back for ADR. Here it is, in its "not safe for work" glory.