47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Directed by Johannes Roberts. Written by Roberts and Ernest Riera. Starring Sophie Nelisse, Corinne Foxx, Brianna Tju, Sistine Stallone, John Corbett and Nia Long.

Plot: four teen girls diving in underwater ruins invade the terrority of a deadly shark.

Mia (Nelisse) has a new stepsister, Sasha (Foxx), who is quite a little bitch in the beginning of the movie. She doesn’t want a sister and she lets it be known. Later however, Sasha and her friends, Alexa (Tju) and Nicole (Stallone), talk Mia into diving into this underwater city where Grant (Corbett), Mia’s father, works. Grant is currently working to prepare the Mayan city for archaelogists to come see, but he’s going to be at the other end of where the girls want to dive. Hoping they won’t get caught, the girls submerge.

TIME OUT REAL QUICK: I have a fear of stuff like this. A fear of cities underwater. And DJ can’t swim. So, this would NOT be us. Not. And it added to the claustrophobia and fear we felt as viewers.

Okay, so underwater, stupid Nicole tries to pet a cavefish (not sure why) and it ends up scaring her. She flinches, knocks into a stone column which collapses and lets a nearby shark know where they are. Turns out, it’s been living in this underwater city and it knows it’s way around better than they do. So now, it’s survival of the fittest. And the girls aren’t very fit. And they certainly won’t all survive.

It’s a good watch, but not as good as the first one. Roberts seems to know how to make shark movies alright, but this one just had a different tone. The first film was filled with drama and tension while this one was filled with jump scares and stupid decisions.

My score: 51. DJ’s score: 57.

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