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47 Meters Down (2017 film)

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47 Meters Down is a 2017 shark film.

4 out of 10 stars.  Barely watchable.  All science flies right out the window pretty fast.

Sisters Lisa and Kate (who look nothing alike) vacation in Mexico after Lisa’s boyfriend of several years suddenly dumps her for being “boring”.  They hook up with two cute guys while dancing on the beach and the next day, the two guys and Kate talk Lisa into shark cage diving even though she’s never scuba dived and she’s terrified.  Since the captain of the ship doesn’t take anyone who doesn’t have a year’s experience scuba diving, Lisa lies and therefore never gets any training at all.  Then she’s dumped in a cage with her sister which is quickly surrounded by very large great white sharks.

As the captain is pulling up the cage, the wench breaks and falls in the water, dropping the cage which plummets down into the depths of the ocean.  While 47 meters down might not seem that deep, it’s pretty dark.  Visibility is close to nothing.  And the sharks get really big.  Added to that, their oxygen tanks are almost out of air.

The rest of the film are a series of mishaps which drive the girls further and further into nitrogen narcosis, a condition that occurs when your tank mixture isn’t perfect and which creates hallucinations.

4 out of 10 stars.  There are several shark deaths, including Kate’s.  Adult viewing only.

 

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