The Shallows

The Shallows

PRE MOVIE THOUGHTS: Loved the trailer for this – simple setup and story, looked intense, Blake Lively looked hot and bad-ass. It was never going to be as good as Jaws, but there’s still always room for another great shark story so bring it on!

POST MOVIE REVIEW: Whoah, I really enjoyed this! A real roller-coaster ride. Blake Lively IS hot and bad-ass! When her character becomes stranded off shore a couple of hundred yards from a quiet beach following a shark attack, you begin to wonder how much further the movie can go. She’s on a rock, with a nasty bite to the leg and with an injured seagull for company – what now? Well, a lot more! The intensity and urgency ramps up and the shark is convincing and terrifying. I love how it seems genuinely pissed when Blake Lively manages to get one up on him! Good fun movie and a nice 86 minute run time too.

Board Rating 4
Lee Boardman
My watch-list of movies and TV shows continues to grow, while my spare time continues to shrink. Occasionally though, I'll manage to tick one off the list, and then try to come up with some words about it that make me sound as though I know what I'm talking about. "Once he has discovered something, he wants to be off onto the next thing, rather than spending time and elaborating" - snippet from my primary school report, confirming that I am, and always have been, easily distracted.