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Friday, June 16, 2017

47 Meters Down

An adventure of a life-time vacation turns into terrifying tale of a shark diving excursion goes wrong. Two sisters, Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) decides to embark upon an adventure with scuba diving in the Pacific Ocean while vacationing in Mexico.

Although Lisa’s limited experience and her apprehensiveness of scuba diving with sharks appears courageous, her intuition is in harmonious with her arising fear. But with Kate's consistent pressure she hopelessly gives in. After agreeing to the tour the sisters are lowered into the ocean while standing protected in the cage. Capturing the majestic beauty of the underwater scenery temporary tampers Lisa’s fears of the deep ocean around her. One moment of beauty turn into a life time of horror as the wire to the cage give way to drop 47 meters below. From that moment, their reality mergers into horror where the deep sea becomes a place of the unknown, dark, eerie and scary. Their surroundings become a nightmare of endless hope with nothing but overwhelming thoughts.

Once the panic attack is control, the sisters quickly realize they must get help. They know that their oxygen level is limited. They are too deep for the radio to work. They soon realize one of the sister must leave the safety of the cage to swim up to get help. This becomes a flight to stay alive by fighting off vicious sharks, maintaining the amount of oxygen levels and dealing with the rapid ascent associated with potentially deadly conditions known as bends. With a series of calamitous events, makes it extremely doubtful that the sisters won’t survive their deep underwater nightmare.

The writers did a great job of focusing on the sister staying alive from getting attacked from the sharks but focusing on their survival mechanism between the two sisters, given each hope until they are captured. Each moment is critical to their survival.

What makes this movie more interesting than other shark movies is their unique brand of terror underwater. The writers could have focused on the sharks as the theme of this movie but chose to add a bit of flair.
(Review by Dr. Dwanna Swan-Ary)

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