(This review may contain spoilers).
I haven’t really seen that many movies involving sharks, even though I do like horror movies. But I liked the look of this movie… and even though it seemed to be a more focused movie, I did find it entertaining to watch.
I enjoyed seeing and learning about Nancy’s history. It was really good to see her interactions with her sister and to see the conflicts in her relationship with her father. And I also liked seeing her and Carlos trying to communicate with each other. There were some really amusing things about how they talked.
I liked the fact that there were some good elements of foreshadowing and it was nice to see Nancy form a kind of attachment to the seagull.
The shark was really scary… more so, I think, because sharks are predatory animals that don’t really need to be exaggerated.
It was good to see that, although she was injured and suffering from gangrene and exhaustion, Nancy was still quite a strong character… though I did feel that the decision she made to begin with was quite a bad one; and maybe something a seasoned surfer shouldn’t have made, considering she was fairly careful until that point.
I really liked being able to see the dolphins and the island itself (apart from the shark) was really beautiful. It was disturbing to see the whale’s dead body… though more because whales are majestic creatures than anything else.
There was a lot of good tension in this movie and although there wasn’t a lot of cast, I liked the fact it was more focused… though it was a bit unbelievable that the surfers didn’t even consider what Nancy was trying to say to them.
While I liked the ending, I did find that a bit unbelievable as well. Still, it was entertaining to watch and I did care about Nancy’s safety… though I don’t think I would gain anything from watching it again.