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
Although the director suspects the shark in the film is a female, there is no evidence for this claim since the film never refers to the animal's sex, so the sexual nature of the beast remains a mystery. See more »
Sharks don't take things personally. As long as the whale carcass was still around, a great white would have left a human alone. Whale meat is everything great whites need - fat-rich and full of protein. It would have focused on feeding on the whale carcass and pretty much ignored Nancy, who could have made the swim back to shore un-noticed. As it is inferred by Nancy, she has trespassed into the shark's feeding ground, it is no longer about food but about territory. 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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Bird Set Free
Written by Sia (as Sia Furler) and Greg Kurstin (as Gregory Kurstin)
Performed by Sia
Courtesy of Monkey Puzzle Records/RCA Records
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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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