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I finally did it! I finally watched 47 Metres Down, and I took the parents with me. "Two sisters vacationing in Mexico are trapped in a shark cage at the bottom of the ocean. With less than an hour of oxygen left and great white sharks circling nearby, they must fight to survive." I was not let down by this film, and it made me happy due to my love of sharks...
I read a little about this film, when I say read, I used Twitter and skipped past any parts that could contain spoilers, and from what I gathered, this is a shit scary movie. Well, some people said it was shit scary and some people said it was shit but scary, pretty much 96% said that it was scary, and I believed this. Shark films tend to be very tense and scary, I don't know why, I just know if there is water and a shark, it'll be tense.
I was not wrong! This film is tense as hell...to start with. It starts off with the sisters meeting some random guys and thinking that cage diving to see sharks is a good idea - which it probably is, if it wasn't with random guys and for the cage to be very old looking and rusty... You know from the start this isn't going to go well, you've seen the trailer, you know what it's about, and it starts off as a lovely little trip, until the break in the cage... It is pretty terrifying, even just the thought, being trapped that far down in the dark with a lack of air - nahhhhhh.
47 Metres Down starts off as a very very tense film, like I am talking on the edge of your seat, doom feeling, until some time in the middle where I somehow chilled out. I have no idea why, somewhere around the middle of the film, I just wasn't nervous anymore and I went back to watching it like most horrors, not really nervous or scared. Don't get me wrong, the film was tense and the scenes played out well, like the situation and location was a great story and premise, but I just wasn't tense any more. Saying that though doesn't mean I didn't like it, I actually really enjoyed this film.
It was fun and had sharks in it, and some actually scary moments. It also didn't just work off jump scares, the tension is real thanks to the insane location that it was set in, and I actually liked the twist at the end, and I in no way saw it coming. It is hinted at though which just makes this film even better. I'd happily watch this and also the sequel that is out next year - would like it a bit scarier though, if I may say that...
Disclaimer: sharks are not monsters. Not monsters! They are not serial killers, do not believe these films where sharks go after humans and chase them down, sharks do not even like the taste of us, they only bite as they don't have hands to touch objects they don't like.
I enjoy shark films, but I don't believe the sharks in them, or fear sharks, and you shouldn't either. You've been warned if you go into their home, but they are not out to kill you.
47 Metres Down does the whole 'killer shark' thing really well as they have a reason to try and kill the sisters, the sisters are caught in the feeding frenzy done by the amount of chum in the water. In normal life, the sharks wouldn't be acting the same way. Love sharks! That is todays message. Thank you for your time and have a good day.
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