’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Film Review: Shark-Bait Sequel Delivers the Goods

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’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Film Review: Shark-Bait Sequel Delivers the Goods
Returning to the well — or in this case, a submerged cave system — for his second film in which thrills are in more abundant supply than oxygen, Johannes Roberts reconfirms the enduring dramatic alchemy of a hungry shark and a smorgasbord of delicious-looking people with his skillful, handsomely-mounted “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.”

Spiraling off from his 2017 predecessor to tell a new story in what quite possibly could become a next-generation “Jaws” anthology, Roberts populates convincingly elaborate underwater sets with a suitably appealing cast for a claustrophobic adventure that manages to deliver some real terror before it somewhat inevitably levels up into absurdity.

Sophie Nélisse (“The Book Thief”) plays Mia, a high-school outcast whose harassment by bullies tests her relationship with stepsister Sasha after their parents move to Mexico for their dad Grant’s (John Corbett) job as an explorer of underwater cave systems. Sneaking off with Sasha’s friends Alexa and
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