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In the taut thriller The Shallows, when Nancy (Blake Lively) 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. Written by
Sony Pictures Entertainment
The initial script featured Blake Lively talking to the seagull much more and likewise scene's featuring such an interaction were shot, however in the end Director Jaume Collet-Serra decided on a less is more approach, noting to Yahoo that "..we didn't want her to be like Snow White talking to animals, when you see her predicament you get it, you don't need her to explain everything to a Seagull!". See more »
When the kid at the start of the film is watching the found GoPro video, we see the surfer take a tumble on a wave and that's when the shark gets him. When the events are playing out during the film, the same surfer is in a completely different scenario when he's attacked. See more »
Starts off great, but unfortunately can't keep it up until the end
A decent little one-location thriller, but it's one I wish were just a little better than it is. Blake Lively plays a surfer who gets stranded on a tiny island that will be gone as soon as high tide comes in. Circling around her is a massive great white shark, which has already made a nice gash on her leg. This starts off excellently, with some truly awesome surfing footage and beautiful cinematography. The set-up is chilling, and the shark is nice and menacing - that is until we start seeing it a lot. As the film goes on, it can't help but give us a lot of shark. I don't mind the couple of aerial shots where we see the behemoth in its shadowy, underwater form. Sure, it's ridiculously huge there, whether from the refraction of the water or just exaggerated from Lively's perspective. No, we start to descend underwater and we get plenty of clear views of a CGI shark that doesn't really move like a real shark (it never really behaves like one - one wonders why it wants Lively so bad when it has an entire, bloated, dead whale not putting up any fight just a stone's throw away). What harms the film too much for me is the climax, which is eye-rollingly silly. I also could have done without the sequence with the cartoonish borracho, too. It felt like that was added late to extend the runtime a smidge.
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