Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) are sisters on a vacation in Mexico. They decide to go shark cage diving. Lisa and Kate end up trapped at the bottom of the ocean with less than an hour of oxygen left.
47 Meters Down was stuck sitting on a shelf somewhere for a year or so. It was originally titled In The Deep, and was set for a VOD release this past August. The week before that release it was bought and set for a wide release this week. I think knowing that information is important if you’re interested in seeing this film. You have to know what you’re in for.
I wasn’t really on the edge of my seat. There were some tense moments, but when you don’t care for the characters at risk it means nothing. When Kate tells Lisa she should do this so she can have pictures to make her ex jealous, I was waiting for the shark to crush them. These two characters weren’t the brightest bulbs. You only felt something for them when they were crying and screaming with the shark at the front of the cage. That’s it.
The last 15 minutes were the only captivating moments of the film. It was white knuckled excitement. There’s a certain twist that you’ll either love or hate. It’s very divisive. It’s not really as fun as most of the shark movies you’ve seen before. The Shallows was fun throughout and was an intense experience this wasn’t until the very end.