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Friday, July 29, 2016

The Shallows: Movie Review

By: Matt Suzara 

Nancy (Blake Lively) is a medical student who recently lost her mom has decided to go to a secret beach where her mother stayed when she was still pregnant. While at the beach, she immediately unpacked her things and tries to surf where she met a couple of surfers. Soon, after enjoying herself in the open water, she saw a large dead fish. Alarmed and frightened, Nancy quickly heads to shore but was attacked by a great white shark that bites her leg. Injured and helpless, Nancy finds herself trapped on a large rock and must find a way to seek help in order to survive. 

Even the trailer may have spoiled a lot; The Shallows still provides a deep bite in delivering an outstanding film that will surely make you hold onto your seat from start to finish. It is a fantastic film for those who love to experience a suspenseful treat inside the cinema. The whole film is very simplistic, but it is rich in details equipped with magnificent camera angles, great cinematography and fantastic slow-mo features. It is also occasionally funny with "Steven Seagull" tries to steal the spotlight from Blake Lively.  

The computer generated shark looks so real with a bully trait that just wants to chew off some people even he is not really hungry. A pissed-off shark vs a stunning Blake Lively is a match up you really don't want to miss as the struggle of our protagonist is deeply felt that will definitely make you cheer for her throughout. Blake's performance was simply terrific. She already got the viewers' attention right from the beginning, especially the guys who were easily caught when she zipped her wet suit. She is the heart and soul of the film and effortlessly made a mark in her stunning performance. 

Overall, The Shallows is a nerve-racking shark thriller that gently builds momentum leading to a spectacular finale. It will make your heart palpitate and leave you catching your breath for most of the time. The Shallows is a shark film to remember.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 10 out of 10 stars


Cast: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada

Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra
Distributed by: Columbia Pictures PH
Opens August 10 in cinemas nationwide
Sneak Previews on August 01 - 02

 

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