Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Shallows - Reviewed

"Still reeling from the loss of her mother, medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much-needed solace. Despite the danger of surfing alone, Nancy decides to soak up the sun and hit the waves. Suddenly, a great white shark attacks, forcing her to swim to a giant rock for safety. Left injured and stranded 200 yards from shore, the frightened young woman must fight for her life as the deadly predator circles her in its feeding ground."

Made for $11 million dollars and making an incredible $93 million here we have The Shallows.
Touted as all new shark movies are as the scariest film since JAWS and I have to say it's pretty good. One thing I would advise is to avoid trailers if possible. 
It has quite a slow first twenty minutes but then after that it is pretty much non stop. Fair bit of gore and the shark does look really good. It doesn't rely too much on jump scares which is good and there is always that underlying threat and feeling of being totally helpless.
Our main character Nancy is played really well by Blake Lively and the role is obviously influenced by some of the big screens strong leading ladies such as Ripley etc.
So in summing up don't expect to be terrified as all the taglines say but it really is well worth a watch. Great location and filmed exceptionally well, Oh and the seagull is great!
Have a gander,
Jonny T. 

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