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Day: August 14, 2016

The Shallows (2016) – Review
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The Shallows (2016) – Review

Review: In post-mortem of Jaws, most shark movies sank deep into traps of genre tropes, stripping down the ‘human’ side and leaving the monster side roaming around. Most following shark movies failed deliberately into making real sense; while those which embrace the tropes wholeheartedly and present B-movie spirit came out as frontrunners – says Deep Blue Sea and the first Open Water. The Shallows come with the similar spirit with desperately thin but effective plot. For that, director of Orphan and Liam Neeson’s actioners (Unknown, Non-Stop, Run All Night), Jaume Collet-Serra has a different agenda for the shark. More precisely, he has a special bait for the shark in forms of lonesome, sun-kissed Blake Lively in nothing but bikini. While you’re wondering if that works, I assure you that ...

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