Review: ’47 Meters’ is an empty, cheesy thriller

David Tomazin, Staff Writer

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     The Movie 47 Meters Down is a thriller that casts Mandy Moore as Lisa and Claire Holt as Kate. It was released on Blu-ray on Sept. 26.
     The movie takes place in Mexico where sisters Kate and Lisa are taking a vacation over the summer when Kate reveals that she was dumped by her boyfriend. In an attempt to make him jealous Kate and Lisa ride a boat to the middle of the ocean where they get into a shark cage.
     When Kate asks to come back up, the cable snaps, and they plummet 47 meters down, or over 155 feet, with low oxygen. They then attempt to survive underwater while awaiting help from Captain Taylor (Matthew Modine), the man who lowered them into the water, and boat helpers Louis (Yani Gellman) and Javier (Chris Johnson), another boat helper.
     The movie was similar to a light hearted horror movie. With excessive screaming and random sharks, the movie had a repetitive feel to it. For example, every time something went wrong, like when they first fell, a shark immediately attacked the cage. Later, the new wench snaps again and they once again plummet to have a shark attack the cage.
     The movie also felt very empty, as there was no other sea life in these waters other than sharks. Also it’s hard not to laugh at the screams when they’re both very loud and look quite silly, such as when the cage originally fell and Mandy Moore had a very unconvincing face.
     I would give it three out of five stars and recommend it only to those who enjoy cheesy horror movies.

Editor’s Note: The headline has been updated to show that this is a review.