An Average Movie-Goer’s Review
No spoilers! If you would like spoilers – check out the Spoiler post
I love horror movies and if I’m going to watch them anyway, why not write an entertaining/funny review from the POV of an average movie-goer and not a professional critic.
Today we’re looking at the 2017 film 47 Meters Down.
While on vacation in Mexico, two sisters take an opportunity to go diving with the sharks and accidentally end up trapped 47 meters down in shark-infested waters.
Is it Scary?
47 Meters Down is definitely scary with a fair amount of effective jump scares mixed with consistent suspense. If you’re scared of the ocean, sharks, or diving, 47 Meters Down is downright terrifying.
I really enjoyed 47 Meters Down more than I thought I would. There’s very little exposition and backstory before we get into the ocean where the suspense starts so it definitely feels like non-stop suspense. Although for it to happen the girls had to trust two random strangers in Mexico and agree with them to go shark diving, which most people wouldn’t just agree to do out of the blue.
Overall the acting from Mandy Moore and Claire Holt is great and along with the dialogue, you quickly feel/care for the characters. Probably the only downside to the movie was the ending, it felt a bit predictable but was effectively done.
47 Meters Down is a great horror recommendation especially for people who are already afraid of sharks and the ocean. It is a bit dark in places making it hard to tell what’s going on but it doesn’t ruin the movie.
By the way 47 Meters Down was directed and co-written by Johannes Roberts, we explained another one of his movies that he also directed and wrote, Resident Evil: Welcome to Racoon City.