The Shallows (2016)
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Drama
This is an alright shark attack movie that can keep you fairly entertained from beginning to the end 🙂 . Blake Lively was quite good as Nancy as her acting in this movie (through her characters struggles) was believable and you felt for her 🙂 . I liked that she was a medical student and how she was “saving herself” when she was dealing with her injuries. The scenery was very pretty and I liked her relationship with the seagull (though I did feel kind of cheesy… 😛 ). The flow of the movie worked and did keep you watching plus you become very intrigued to see how she could survive. The attack of the Shark was very good and I liked how when one stranger was killed we weren’t allowed to see it. We just watched her reaction which was pretty good 🙂 . I also loved the opening scene with the child and I even liked how the shark was defeated (even if it may have been a little unbelievable 😛 ). The CGI is an issue throughout this movie. At times it looked unique with the phone images integrating with the movie then at times looks poor. Especially the graphics of the shark is very questionable at times. Another problem with this movie is the shark’s motives. I assume it is just some seriously blood thirsty monster that just enjoys eating humans even if there is a massive whale carcass. Though the films suggests it is a normal shark so then that makes you question its motives throughout the entire movie creating a sense of unbelievably. However, the film is alright and keeps you entertained. This is good for anyone who likes survival thriller against a monster attack movie but it is nothing “Wow”. Enjoy 🙂
I give this film 3 Stars out of 5!