I ventured out to see both Shaun of the Dead and Open Water on the same day. Shaun left me thrilled and excited, and, dare I say, even put a spring in my step. Open Water, on the other hand, just left me cold. I mention this because Rebecca Onion wrote an interesting piece for Slate about the sad state of the shark movie, citing both Open Water and the "genius shark" movie Deep Blue Sea. Now that filmmakers have tried to update both the zombie and the shark flick, I'm curious as to which sub-genre they'll tackle (ruin) next.

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