47 Meters Down (2017, Shark Horror)

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  1. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    The world makes sense again lol could have sworn it was R.
     
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    Wow, just saw this and I have to agree 100% with bigdaddyhorse. No real suspense, no gore, not even any sex or nudity. The characters behave so incredibly stupid it's hard to care about their predicament. And I'm no scuba diver but even common sense tells you there are a lot of flaws in the basic premise of the story. Save your money and wait for Netflix or a free download.

    And PS, I actually found a copy of the recalled DVD at Target last year but never watched it. I don't even think I could sit through it again to see if there are any differences.
     
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    Has there really been a good shark movie since Jaws?
    Sure I found Jaws 2 to be pretty entertaining, but after that, nothing.

    I really gave up after watching Shallows, which was yet another boring movie, with a stupid character doing stupid things.

    Why can't they make a new shark movie, with characters that actually has some personality, and you care about?

    That´s what made Jaws so great. It wasn't the shark itself, it was the characters.
    They felt like real people, that you got to know. So when they got stuck in the boat at the end, you really fucking cared about them.

    These new movies, just throw one dimensional characters into the sea after just a few minutes, and then it's just 90 minutes of the shark circulating around them, waiting for the next idiot to fall into the water.

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  4. chancetx

    chancetx Well-Known Member

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    I liked Deep Blue Sea quite a bit. Not Jaws-level quality but it was fun in a Tremors/tongue-in-cheek kind of way.
     
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  5. Zombie Dude

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    I was literally thinking Deep Blue Sea is one of the only other shark movies that I find enjoyable enough that I'd buy it.
     
  6. Steel76

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    Damn, I actually forgot about that one. Probably been 10-12 years since I last saw it.
    But I agree, it was a lot of fun.
     
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  7. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    There is a movie out now called Planet of the Sharks which looks like it could be really over the top fun. I think it's on Prime now. Still a solid chance it sucks but I think I'm gonna give it a chance soon.
     
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    What is the gif from? I've watched that all the way through about 15 times now.
     
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    Still haven't seen The Shallows but hope to catch it this summer. I really enjoyed The Reef a few years ago and you've all got to see Ghost Shark the next time it airs on SyFy. It is absolutely bafuckingnanas!
     
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    The Shallows was ok for one viewing.

    I did have fun watching Ghost Shark given its absurdity. Recommended for its SyFy Network vibe.
     
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    Deep Blue Sea is just fun, certainly not award worthy but a damn good time.
    The Reef was pretty solid.
    Shark Attack 3: Megalodon is pure B-movie cheesy awesomeness.
    Shark Night grows on me more with every viewing an I think it will be a cult classic down the road. Again, not even close to a good movie, but again, lots of fun (and I hated it the first time).
    Bait is decent.

    So yeah. I guess The Reef could possibly be called good. Other than that, just look for fun. Fun is out there, good shark movies aren't.
     
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    Hmmm, I guess I should watch it again. I hated it on first viewing too, probably because I paid full price plus 3D markup (nearly $20 total) to see it on the big screen. It was almost in so-bad-it's-good territory so I should give it another chance. The end-credits music video is a good indication no one was taking it too seriously (though I initially worried it was to launch Dustin Milligan as the next white boy rap artist. :eek:) Given the backwater redneck meets shark attack storyline, though, I think they should have gone hard-R exploitation style with much more sex and violence.
     
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    I thought Shark Night 3D was a lot of fun on the big screen, but didn't hold up as well the second time at home.
     
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    If it would've hard R, it would already be a classic! If an unrated cut that would be rated R existed, it would be a classic. They definitely missed the boat on this one, probably trying to grab some teen 3D money. At least Piranha 3D got it right, that's why it's already a classic (in my book at least).
     
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    I couldn't find a thread for the sequel 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, which is now in theaters.



    I saw it today after Ready Or Not. I thought it was fine, but it's really just a simple re-do of the first movie. If you saw the first movie or Crawl, it's pretty much more of the same. Now there are 4 girls instead of 2. There's no diving cage this time, instead they're trapped in a cave-in while exploring underwater caves. I liked that the diving cage gave a sense of geography in the first movie, but here there are long stretches of the girls swimming through random tunnels while sharks pop out or swim by in the background. Things get more fun later on when the characters are given set-pieces. There are definitely more sharks and a higher body-count this time around. In fact, I found one of the death scenes pretty harrowing. The finale is a lot of fun, which brings things full-circle in a silly but fun way. The movie even made me jump towards the end.

    If you liked the first, definitely check it out. I enjoyed it, but to be honest, I could have just as well seen this on the SyFy channel. It feels like a SyFy original.

    They choose a really poor weekend to release this. I think they were trying to distance themselves from Crawl, but they dumped a ton of movies into two straight weekends when just prior there had been several dead weekends in a row. I rarely fill my 3 weekly A-List slots, but this week they were easily filled with 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, Ready Or Not, and Blinded By The Light. I will have to wait until my week resets on Friday to check out Good Boys and The Peanut Butter Falcon.
     
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    This one I thought was terrible. I didn't expect it to be good and it still disappointed me. For me there weren't any scares and the characters just weren't likable. The first film wasn't a masterpiece by any stretch of the imagination but I liked both of the female leads whereas this one I kept routing for the sharks. Also this one has absolutely nothing to do with the first film other than the title. Of course even the first film was a title change so I guess the studio just thought it sounded good.
     
  17. Natas

    Natas Is it October yet?

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    I caught a late night showing of this. Theater to myself. For the first time ever. It was fucking beautiful.

    Anyways...... I liked this. I thought the sharks were really cool looking....old, cracked...real ugly. It wasn't the greatest but I always enjoy a solid shark flick on the big screen in the summer time, and this one fit the bill. I probably enjoyed Crawl a little more but they were similar in a lot of ways. Simple, straight forward, go see both in the theaters.

    I'd say this was waaaay better than any SyFy flick too. I've never seen a SyFy shark look anywhere near as good as the ones here.
     
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    I'd forgotten the first movie existed (never saw it) and legitimately thought this new film was a game title every time I saw a headline about it lol.
     
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    I'll be getting the sequel on DVD Nov 12. I didn't really like the first film that much. I preferred The Shallows over 47 meters down. But I'm always down for another shark film.
     

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