While the Shallows isn't one of those big summer movies you waited for. The Shallows is one of the better summer movies. Due to a solid Blake Lively (Savages) and it's at least a convincing shark attack movie until the end that is.The movie had me at the edge of my seat throughout. Even when it got unrealistic by the end; I still rooted for Blake Lively's survival.
There is nothing spectacular to see here, 80 minutes of movie is about right for this type.It wasn't bad i enjoy it and not get bored
Honestly I didn't expect much from this movie. I've seen a few shark movies and I have never been impressed by any. I also usually dislike movies that have only one location (like "Devil", or "Frozen" (no, not the animation)) and I figured this would be like that. Y'know... 90 minutes on a rock. It was a pleasant surprise to see that, while it is on the beach and in the water throughout the whole movie, you don't get bored. There are times where the special effects aren't QUITE there but, it's acceptable. And also, I'll be the first to "admit" it does paint sharks in an inaccurate light, like "killer machines". But we all know that going in, we know it's not real and that this wouldn't happen in real life and most people just wanna watch this to be scared. It's a horror movie after all.
Sure, some of the CGI is sketchy, and you may have to silence your inner marine biologist...
"The sea was angry that day, my friends — like an old man trying to send back soup in a deli"
... but this movie has a deft hand when it comes to ramping the tension up, and up, and up.
Just when you imagine that things can't possibly get more crazy, they do.
Every second on screen that is not shark related is laughable. The skyping, the exposition spewing, the CGI face swapping for surf scenes....all groans. But once it's shark time?! Holy hell was this movie fun. I was worried the trailer showed the whole movie. It really doesn't. What a blast.
I honestly thought she was going to eat Steven Seagull.
If you are a 16 year old boy or younger, you'd definitely enjoy this movie. If not, you probably won't. The director/writer combination was atrocious, and made for some truly awful decisions.
Firstly, this movie is basically an hour of watching a tall blonde's ass and boobs. The main character wears a bikini, and only a wet suit top which she literally zips up to her cleavage. Jaume Collet-Serra chose to film that shot only to show that the character makes the decision to show her cleavage. Doesn't really matter anyway since she promptly removes the wet suit for "plot reasons."
Aside from the obvious sexism which would make it impossible to watch this movie with any self respecting female, there were many other factors that destroyed the possibility for this movie to be enjoyable on a mature level.. The acting, dialogue, movie physics, and just about every plot point made the movie progressively more comical with each iteration. At one point, a shark tooth is shown, and it's huge.. pretty much the size of a Megalodon tooth. However, when the shark is shown alive with its mouth open, its teeth mysteriously appear to be normal size for the shark.
Jaume Collet-Serra must have watched Jaws when he was little, and after crapping out some high profile, cookie-cutter, action movies, he decided to trick someone into producing this pile of rotting whale carcass for him. After finishing the movie, and checking the director's information, I was stunned to see that this was not a first time director.
0 / 2 directing & technical aspect0 / 2 story0 / 1 acting1 / 1 pacing0 / 1 dialogue1 / 1 living up to its genre0 / 1 originality0 / 1 lasting ability to make you think
0 / 0 miscellaneous +/- point
2 out of 10
My first shark movie in a theater, and was definitely worth it. The breath-taking views and scenario are a show aside. Blake Lively is amazing too. Also, glad that the seagull made it. ♥ haha
Grab your popcorn because it's time for another shark-survival movie. Some pacing problems here and there but overall, it was a very decent movie. Putting any surfing activities on hold... indefinitely.
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This was better than I expected, helped by a strong performance from our heroine and some beautiful photography that really made you feel you were in the water with her... and the shark. I had a good idea what was in store but a few surprises and clever use of cameras made the difference. This was solid genre filmmaking with some bite that is definitely worth your time and money. 7/10
Blake Lively's performance in 'The Shallows' is very engaging. The movie is basically a one-woman show. Blake gives everything she has to make her fight for survival look realistic and she really does it great. Her performance elevates the movie above the usual mediocrity one is used to seeing in these kinds of survival movies these days. She's not only easy on the eyes in her surfer outfit, but she also acts realistically and makes you feel the character's pain.
I thought it was a pretty decent and relatively realistic shark attack movie – up until the finale that is. Just before the final fight against the shark, there is an under-water scene involving glowing jellyfish, which just seems completely unrealistic and out of place to me. That scene is something for a sci-fi movie. Then there is the final fight in which the shark is killed in the most ridiculous and unrealistic way imaginable. The payoff in this otherwise decent movie is just laughable and something I would have expected seeing in a Sharknado installment or something.
It's too bad that the movie doesn't hold up until the very end, but it is still a rather decent survival movie. Watch it for Blake Lively's great performance, if nothing else.
Critics who said this was a solid movie probably watched another movie by the same name! This is a Terrible movie! Very consumed idea, full of predictable and unrealistic moments + The end is pretty ridiculous! Save yourself and your time from this plot-less farce!
Basically "Jaws" without the bite.
Probably the best shark movie I have seen. Was different to the others I have seen so far that get a bit samey and boring.
PARADISE BEACH: Blake Lively vs Megashark.
I had no expectations but the movie was surprisingly nice! i believed the girl and what happened on screen. watch it casually, don't free up your time for it.
Everything I could want from a Jaws-like movie...including the comedic ending. Tense, bloody and great fun, this is what Saturday nights were made for.
The most frustrating movie I've ever seen.
Yeah, like a GoPro battery would actually last that long.
no lo puedo ver ninguna pelicula #ShiftvW8
It is what it is, don´t expect the world out of it. If you decided to watch this you probably know why ;-)
Those flamable waters in Mexico are probably from Deewater Horizon accident... ;)
i loved this movie #sorrynotsorry
Decent movie. No-one expects much of it anyways. But the final shark scene was veeery poor. It's a 3-4 in general but 6 in its kind.
I don't really like shark movies but this was an exception. I liked it. #ShiftvW8
in the real world a shark wouldn't care about people in the water when there is a wale carcass to chew on. They should have come up with a better story. Other then that the suspenseful parts were great.
Pleasantly surprised. This is now my second favorite shark movie. Number 1 is... Well if I have to tell you what the best shark movie of all time is I really don't want to talk to you.
It's never safe to go in the water, if its not one shark its it's mother! Effective thriller, with some decent twists on the 'long in the sharktooth' genre
beauty and animal，wonderful show
in some time of this movie and with that beginning i thought Oh Well! her fate has been decided but after that ending left me with shocking eyes and wide mouth with, i loved every bit of this movie, definitely a SUMMER MOVIE!!! hope u all enjoy it as much as i did. :)
The last movie about sharks make me aflicted was Jaws 1. The Shallows is the second one! EXCELLENT.
beautiful landscapes and views, beautiful actress who does good, shark with no special powers, hungry. I liked it
Totally agree with Jim! Blake Lively did a good job in this movie but the ending was well sad, to be polite.