Friday, July 22, 2016

The Shallows (Movie Review)

Release Date: June 24, 2016
Genre: Thriller
Synopsis: 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.

The Shallows was shot for what it was meant to be. Thrilling and ultimately feed into the fear that people have of sharks. But no big deal. It isn't like there is a 10 foot shark circling the oceans somewhere. Though, I do have to say that this movie included scenes that you didn't need. Like at all. 

I say this because I love Blake Lively but literally panning over her butt several times and her exhale as she goes out to the water is not a necessity. Once, maybe. Three times, overkill. Plus, literally three minutes of characters surfing was cool and all but you could have just panned it down to one minute. 

Which brings me to my next point: This movie was a thriller but it definitely overkilled the suspense as it led up to the dramatic effects. Replay the scenes in different areas, collaborate them together, and boom, you got The Shallows. 

Not saying that I didn't like this movie but it definitely could have included different things. But hey, it wasn't all bad so I do have to say that it was a good 3.5 out of 5 stars. 

Blog you later, awesome nerds. 

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