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 digital shark was mostly done by a Swedish company that is a digital shark specialist called Important Looking Pirates (ILP). Ever since their groundbreaking sharks and water simulations on Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandbergs Kon-Tiki (2012). See more »
When Nancy lies down on the rock after grabbing the GoPro, her wetsuit jacket covers most of her stomach. In the subsequent shot, the lower end of it is up to her belly button. 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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El Lado Más Bestia de la Vida (Walk On The Wild Side)
Written by Lou Reed
Performed by Albert Pla
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Nancy and Carlos are driving to the beach. See more »
Another shark movie so you basically know what you're going to get
When Jaws came out it was all new, never seen before. That story was also a bit deeper then The Shallows. There you got the suspense because it was all not done before plus the story was just better. I don't say The Shallows isn't an okay movie or so, but if you saw Jaws before then you realize this one doesn't come near to it. Then again there is not much you can do with a story of a shark attacking surfers. It is what it is and besides a couple good nature scenes, a bit of good CGI's,a bikini babe here or there is all you can do to keep the masses interested. So the story is just what I expected it to be, surfers being attacked and someone trying to survive and trying to get help. Blake Lively does her best but there is not much to do to make a movie like this great. And I sincerely doubt there will ever be a shark movie in the future that will have high ratings. The Shallows is okay to watch once and then forget about it.
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