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As a scuba diver who has been fortunate enough to spend many hours with sharks (including in caverns), I can still give this movie 4 stars. Of course it's silly, but hey, we all knew we were going to watch a bunch of screaming teenage girls. Of course some of their decisions (including Dad's) were painfully stupid, but again hey, it's a horror movie! And as that, it's really well done and a lot of fun. If they had made all the right decisions the movie would be 20 minutes long and nobody would have been hurt. What's the point of that?? :-)
Reviewed in the United States on December 27, 2019
I will keep this brief to avoid spoilers this definitely is amongst the worst shark movies I have every seen and their certainly are a lot of bad ones. If you like watching four teenaged girls panic and scream underwater and a shark that looks incredibly fake this is for you. Otherwise avoid. I only paid $2.99 on demand and even that was too much.
Reviewed in the United States on February 21, 2020
So, I do not know where to start with this movie.
1 - It is set in the most California, Mexico you can ever get.... I am not even sure there is a Mexican person in the entire movie. 2 - I don't think the actresses know how to swim. 3 - I am not sure the director knows how water works. 4 - No one seems to know how sharks work.
Put all three of those issues together and it really spoils what could be a good claustrophobic survival movie. Basic plot, four mildly attractive teenagers skip a shark viewing boat trip with classmates to go hang out at a sink hole where two of the girls (who are sisters) dad was setting up equipment for cave exploration. The girls decide to dive the cave and after a cave in blocks their way out they have to flounder and flail and hyperventilate their way out of their before they run out of air.... meanwhile they are being chased by a plot seeking shark that both senses sound/vibration and ignores it when the plot demands it. There is a scene where the girls are supposed to be swimming thru a strong ocean current but the director ramped that scene up to 1000% and you swear they were trying to swim thru a F5 tornado.... it's laughably dumb.
First,... this is an all new and original badass shark movie !!! Secondly,... this is an all original and new badass girl-power film !!! Third and most importantly,... any time you find yo-self 47 meters down, as a human, you know some ol terrible tragedy terror will be in route directly,... that being said, the cast and the production crew pulled this off GHOSTSTARSTACULARLY !!!! Way better than had anticipated,... as far as action-horror is concerned, this film is a PERFECT-10, executed masterfully, all while being underwater !!! The action is fun and exciting,... then turns to terror & desperation,... and ends brilliantly with some real- old- fashioned GIRL-POWER !!! The killing is fast, brutal, bloody and always unexpected !!! TheGhoststarOriginal watched this entire movie holding his breath with a bad look on his face, rooting for the entire cast,... even the super hot stupid one,...jk Rose Stalone,... The special effects are awesome !!! PERFECT PURCHASE !!! For your shark movies,... and most definitely, worst-case scenario survival collections !!!
Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2019
This movie doesn’t compare to the first one. It is full of jump scares and convenient encounters with sharks when unnecessary. The sharks in this movie have no sight and catch their prey using sound but one of the deaths wasn’t even triggered by a sound. Many times in the movie the girls were either yelling or speaking and they didn’t die in that instant. This movie is a disappointment and waste of my time. I just feel that the first movie was good because it was more realistic. Overall I wouldn’t recommend anyone to see this movie.
Reviewed in the United States on December 30, 2019
Saying it's strictly for teenagers is unfair to teenagers. Most of the teens I know are smarter than that. Huge blind sharks in a cave where there's nothing for them to eat? First they're out of air then they go back to find another exit? The water is sucking them down to where, exactly? Somewhere in there I just gave up on it. Stupid plot sloppy writing. Oh and how come nobody had any swim fins? Maybe they weren't in the movie budget
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2019
Pros: Good tension combination using confined spaces, risk of drowning, plus the immediate threat of sharks. The acting was acceptable. The actual shark models used looked great. Decent use of camera panning and perspective changes to augment the escalating moods throughout the film. Cons: Unfortunately, nearly every moment of suspense was far too predictable that it detracted from the horror of each situation. The audio and music crescendos intended to boost suspense and divert expectation, ended up giving each death away, as it's done in the same way as nearly every modern horror film. Situations like: "Hmm, I haven't heard any music for a few seconds during this monologue. It's as if character X is about to be killed in 3...2...1...aaaand yep, there they go..."
**Minor Spoiler** Other than clarifying the protagonist's geeky personality at the beginning of the film, the purpose of the bully seemed rather irrelevant to the movie, especially with the last scene she is in. Overall, the protagonist being a geek really didn't add anything to the film as well.