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
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The sheer size of the shark made a great difference to the animators, Scott E. Anderson told the animators to "think of the shark as a big diesel truck with lots of power and torque, versus a high-revving German engineered car." Anderson continues, "it's big and sleek with a graceful, powerful way of swimming, we use that mass when she's attacking the buoy or hitting anything else- she's got a huge heavy size to her". See more »
There are a few moments in the film where the shark can be heard growling or snarling, sharks have no vocal chords or lungs to make such sounds. See more »
[looks at photo]
Is that you on the beach?
Oh, no, no, that's my, that's my mom.
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Written by Benjamin Berry and Anita Blay
Performed by Neon Jungle
Courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (UK) Ltd & RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
Nancy and the two local guys are surfing. See more »
My God, the movie is bad. I'll just point a few things and rest my case:
The shark in the movie is big and behaves like a human psychopath. The bit on the woman's leg does not match it's teeth. A shark of that size can chew steel cables. It's bite can tear flesh and muscles from the bone and can sever limbs. Yet the woman has only suffered a mere flesh wound.
After only a few hours, the woman is hungry enough to eat crabs and gross stuff, which make her puke. This is stupid. Hunger makes you so desperate after a few days, not hours.
Birds have frail articulations and many tiny bones in their wings. The bones are spongy and frail. It's hard to arrange a bird's articulation even for a veterinary surgeon, yet she does it like it's her hobby.
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