January 02, 2012
What drives Cornel wild? Maybe the chance to do an all-male adventure in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico in the waning years of his filmmaking career? Shark's Treasure seems more the province of ambitious 12-year old boys rather than a valedictory effort by a director who's made more than a few interesting films in his career.
Not to say that Shark's Treasure isn't interesting, but it may be interesting for all the wrong reasons. Take this particular scene for instance. The brutal sexual politics and sadism is filled to the brim here, but the delivery, acting, and direction is rather laughable. This is probably for the best.