When Nancy is surfing on a secluded beach, she finds herself on the feeding ground of a great white shark. Though she is stranded only 200 yards from shore, survival proves to be the ultimate test of wills, requiring all of Nancy's ingenuity, resourcefulness, and fortitude.
- Blake Lively , Óscar Jaenada , Janelle Bailey , Brett Cullen , Sully Seagull
For all the hype it got I was expecting a lot more!
It's funny, it's tense, it features two great performances from two actors and the director expertly creates a web of odd tension where you actually don't know what is happening for the majority of the run time.
The storyline feels a little thin and moth-eaten in parts but this sequel is plenty of fun.
I watched this because my flatmate had it on and I became intrigued as to how this woman was going to get away from the shark, because it was blatantly obvious she wasn't going to die, so I sat there and watched it all. Turns out I shouldn't have bothered. What tosh! A woman goes surfing and gets attacked by a shark, she then ends up on a rock and with high tide approaching she has to figure out a way to get off her little rock and back to safety. The biggest thing that annoyed me was continuity, or lack of. One minute she looks severely dehydrated but then in the next shot she looks absolutely fine... oh, wait... she's dehydrated again! This happens continuously throughout. Another annoyance, which other reviewers have mentioned, is her super human strength! She has a huge gash on her leg and was losing a lot of blood, she had multiple cuts and grazes, gangrene on the gashed leg, several smacks in the arms, legs, face, no water, no food, and no sun lotion!! Yet somehow none of this seemed to affect her and she could still swim (faster than a shark I might add) climb, kick, and flail her arms about at anyone she saw on the shore. Now if that were any normal human being we'd be passed out from blood loss and exhausted from having had no food, water and too much sun! Overall I really bad movie that wasn't scary, suspended disbelief and continuity errors throughout. The only redeeming feature was the bird who kept her company.
I wanted to like this movie, but it's just so stupid I can't.I love the beautiful bay and the long shots showing how pretty it is. But problem 1: where are the waves? There aren't any! It's clear that the actual surfing shots were filmed elsewhere. Come on... you don't surf on a beach with no waves. Sigh.Other problems: 2. A shark that size bites you, and all you have is a tiny nick in your leg? 3. There's a juicy fat whale carcass right there, but the shark is only interested in bony human beings? 4. That whale carcass appeared out of nowhere? She's been surfing there all day, and suddenly turns her head and it's magically 60 feet away? 5. Why would you try to eat a crab after just a few hours? Just nonsensical. 6. The CGI dolphins were quite bad. But not as bad as the fake wound on her leg. I've seen 1980 horror movies with better blood... and they had a $500 budget. 7. The water is clearly shallow, as you can see in the aerial shots. Yet at the end when she sinks to the bottom, it's suddenly 60+ feet deep?! 8. Holding on to that chain would've ruptured her eardrums in seconds because she wasn't equalizing. 9. That shark is dumb enough to swim full force into the bottom of the ocean? 10. Why is there a buoy there, of all places? 11. Am I supposed to believe a beach this nice is right next to Tijuana, within walking distance of drunks, yet there's nobody there, no garbage, nothing? 12. Something tells me you wouldn't have a 4G connection on that beach to stream video on your phone.Sigh. It's a shot, and it's a miss! Wasted opportunity. Watch a re-run of Jaws instead.
I'm really sick of White Sharks (Great Whites) being depicted as human eaters and hunters. It's simply NOT the case and this film does nothing to quell the social and ignorant hysteria surrounding such majestic beings.Instead it fans the flames with another mediocre shark attack film.Great Whites are incredibly intelligent. When humans have been bitten they are usually let go once the shark realised the human isn't a seal.Humans are the most arrogant, entitled, stupid creatures on the planet. These ideas that they should be entitled to enter the oceans without ever having risk of being looked at our attached by the oceans inhabitants is clear insanity and delusion. But out they go putting up bait lines and drums to kill whatever sharks happen to swim by the coast near where humans like to gather and frolick in the ocean.It's the epitomy of stupidity, arrogance and entitlement.Every other creature on the planet knows where it's at. Humans think they own the world. Here's a fact for you- the world would survive great without humanity, yet humans cannot live without the rest of the works population and diversity of species.Shark finning is still going on in the thousands, only God knows when the shark population will become extinct.Shark week 2018 stupidly told the location of their Great White shark dives so any numbnut with a penchant to kill these beautiful creatures has their own roadmap. White Sharks, aka Great Whites, are listed as a vulnerable specie. From Australia to America, all over the world, these beautiful sharks are baited with drum lines, hunted, caught in boats long nets for finning then dumped back to drown once their fins have been removed. Humans are the cause of every problem on the planet. Every single problem. Every one. It's a sobering fact isn't it.People cry out in alarm when someone is taken by a shark or bitten by one. There are many people who ever the oceans every day. If sharks were really that interested in killing people, especially Great Whites, there would be hundreds, thousands of deaths every year for each country bordering an ocean.There's not though, is there.Films like this should never be made People should not expect to kill whatever they don't lie or think is on their way. Humans need sharks. They are an apex predator and without them things go to crud. I'm embarrassed to be human.
The "meat" of this drama, if you will, starts with a 30(?) foot shark choosing the kicking, bony non-natural food item Blake Lively over a lifeless whale carcass that'd be much safer and nutritional to eat. It only goes downhill from there.The shark inexplicably circles an outcropping of rock inexhaustibly, trapping Lively and eschewing its natural inclination to roam the sea in search of prey. Maybe it's the vengeful, near-human obsession with eating this surfer. But for an ocean-going creature, it's oddly clumsy, bumping into nearly everything it comes near. It does manage to nip her on the leg but all's well - not only does the gash nearly instantaneously coagulate and close on its own, she manages to stitch it with a necklace she's been wearing.Meanwhile, Lively manages to stave off her life-threatening hunger after ONE DAY by munching on live crabs and makes a friend of a seagull who - after she fixes its dislocated wing - stays by her side in a show of seeming solidarity. Think Little Mermaid. Several people come to her aid, all to be eaten in gruesome ways because she belongs to the shark, damn it.Inexplicably, Lively decides her salvation lies in reaching the buoy 30 yards further out to sea and makes it by swimming through a neon forest of jellyfish, which she instinctively knows the shark will dislike. Once on the buoy, she unlocks the flare gun box (c'mon, we all know ancient buoys have flare gun boxes) but fails to flag down a passing ship.But all is not lost. Because there's apparently no current in the Pacific ocean, the oil slick leading from the buoy to the dead whale (which the shark has ignored for two days running) is intact and immediately catches fire when a flare is fired into it. This burns the shark but succeeds only in making it angrier. It follows Lively as she sinks impossibly fast to a trench in the ocean ell ahead of the shark, who nonetheless is on her heels. But alas, our clumsy aggressor impales itself on the remnants of the metal buoy it only moments before ripped apart. Lively is washed ashore and rescued by a boy and his father only live to surf another day.Seriously.