The Shallows (2016)


The film is a survival thriller American movie by director Jaume Collet-Serra, with writer Anthony Jaswinski. The movie is about a surfer that became stranded in the 200 yards from the shore, and must apply her wits and the determination to endure the attack of a great white shark.

The Cast Lists:

Blake Lively played as Nancy Adams

Janelle Bailey played as Mrs. Adams

Diego Espejel played as the drank guy

Brett Cullen played as Mr. Adams

Pablo Calva played as Miguel, son of Carlos

Óscar Jaenada played as Carlos

Sedona Legge played as Chloe Adams

The Story Line:


After the deceased by her mother, Nancy Adams, the medical student travels to Mexico in a secluded beach. It is the same beach where her mother stayed while she was still pregnant with Nancy. Carlos, the friendly local resident, offered her a ride and brings her off the beach. Nancy joined the three surfers and the two other locals for several hours. While taking a time off from surfing, Nancy then had a video-chat with her sibling Chloe. When Nancy talked to her father in a strained and an emotional conversation, it is bare to them that her mother’s passing away was Nancy’s reason to consider dropping off from the medical school.


Nancy witnessed a cadaver from a big humpback whale close by, while she was on her last surfing for that day. When she rides with the last wave going back to the beach, the biggest great white shark strikes to her off the surfboard and then bites her leg. Nancy scale up to the whale cadaver, but the shark, then rams it from the underneath, and this forced her to swim in the near isolated rock. She applies her surfboard strap to slow down her bleeding leg. Later she applied her jewelries to place rudimentary stitches in the place that can hold together her torn flesh. Nancy was left alone when those uninformed locals left the beach, and she spends alone all night over the rock with the wounded seagull, and there she gave the whale a name Steven Seagull. The following morning, the local guy at the beach who is drank steals all the belongings of Nancy. While he was wading out of shallow water to take the surfboard of Nancy, he was murdered by the shark. After several hours, the two locals that surfed with Nancy the other day has returned. They already get in the water and Nancy was late to warn them to be away from the water and they were also killed by the white shark.

The Writers’ View:

At first, you will not be aware about what to expect from this film since it became so hard to take seriously some movie sharks. The Shallows however, is the best shark film for me ever since the Jaws and honestly speaking, it is the best image feature in ages!

In only 85 minutes, the film gives their most and provided a tension, stress, gripping, inducing film that will continue keep you from the edge of where you are seated. Blake Lively here is definitely on her way to the stardom, as she carried the whole movie and was able to perform well without the need to speak, and that is totally insane and hard to do for some that is not so good enough. In this movie, you will surely care about her and you will also want her character here to survive. This film is so smart and the movie director is deserving of all the credits we can give in creating this film as one of the best. Honestly speaking, this movie made it a well done classic in this genre.


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