The Shallows

I was around 13 or 14 years of age when I wanted to see this. But I couldn’t because some people in my family thought I would be too young. So now 3 to 4 years later, I rent this thinking it’s a going to be a good, shark survival . . .but it didn’t turned out to be like that, but not up my epxectations. I kind am wondering how a tense, intense survival shark could go so wrong. I mean, was 47 Meters Down that bad or its sequel? Actuall coming to think about it, they have around the same rating as this has, while the movie The Meg has a higher rating.

I wasn’t wowed on how this movie turned out at the least. I never felt the tense, intense moments that the movie wanted me to, and the only moment I felt hard to watch was when she was stitching up a wound. But besides that, this so-supposed shark intense survival turned out to be meh, and I am kind of wondering why I didn’t turn this off when it was going down? The trailer/plot of this movie sounded like an intense survival story, but really. . . it fell short in a lot of ways. The character wasn’t exploited enough to my liking, and it felt too predicatable for my liking! And also, I didn’t like the emotions they tried to add in the movie . . . it felt like they were trying to do a tense survival with some sentimental, sad moments, but sadly it of course it didn’t work!

The big thing that I noticed in this movie is how it used two formulas from two movies, 47 Meters Down and Fall. There were times that it felt too like them, and because of them I could kind of guess what could happen. I wouldn’t be shocked if she was just imagining all that. But although they use two formulas from two movies and it’s a bit predictable, it struggles to even make it a tense moment. There may had been one or two moments that I felt the tense moments, but a lot of it fell flat. Because any tense moments that happened, I knew what would happen. It just fell short!

Even with this review, I felt like I exploited everything and this review can’t go be drawn out any further. The Shallow is such a swallow movie with little no depth, and the tense moments fall short in a lot of ways. There are a lot of dumb choices not only made in the movie but made for the movie. It is a movie that falls short, and I had expectations for this movie thinking it would be as good as Fall, but it doesn’t! It is a shallow and not very tense movie, that it is such a frustration movie that hardly any of the movie works!


The Shallows

Director: Jaume Collet-Serra

Writer: Anthony Jaswinski

Film Editors: Joel Negron

Executive Producers: Jaume Collet-Serra and Douglas C. Merrifield

Producers: Lynn Harris and Matti Leshem

Cast: Blake Lively

Runtime: 1 hour 26 minutes

Rated: PG-13

Releasers: Columbia Pictures

Released: June 24th, 2016

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