47 Meters Down, fresh off the success of 2016's sleeper-hit “The Shallows”, stars Claire Holt and Mandy Moore as two sisters vacationing in Mexico, who go on an impromptu cage-diving excursion until their cage breaks down and they are trapped 47 meters below the surface in shark infested waters.
Originally, this film was to be released direct-to-DVD in August of last year, before the studio randomly decided to save it for a theatrical release next summer and it’s evident here. Aside from some great cinematography and editing, everything about this film screams mediocrity, down to the bland performances and second-rate visual effects. Surprisingly enough, amidst the overall cheapness, director Johannes Roberts is able to craft moments of genuine suspense, and jump scares that actually got me, which I haven’t been able to say in years. So while there’s fun to be had during this 87 minute thriller, it’s no more memorable, or enjoyable, than your basic cable flick.