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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For the seagull character of Steven Seagull, the usage of both CGI and a puppet was considered based on the belief that it would be inordinately hard to train such a bird to act. This "horrified" both producers, Matti Leshem and Lynn Harris, who wanted to use an actual seagull while scouting for location in Australia. Blake Lively was able to feed a group of seagulls, at which point it was realized that using such a bird would be possible. See more »
Sharks are known to have a very fast response action when chasing their prey, when Nancy was pulled down by the chain she would never make it tricking the shark and dodge it to hit the anchor. 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 »
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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