(This review may contain spoilers).
This film looked like it might be really entertaining from the trailer, but after about fifteen minutes into the movie, I found it hard to differentiate between Lisa and Kate.
I have to say, I did think there were some really beautiful camera shots right from the start of the movie. The appearance of the sharks added a really scary element and succeeded in making sure I will never ever go down into the ocean in a cage. No matter how ‘safe’ it apparently is.
Unfortunately, it seemed like many of the characters in this movie didn’t use much in the way of common sense. Lisa and Kate’s reactions after the cage snaps make a lot of sense, but Kate’s insistence she could teach her sister to dive within a few minutes was dangerously arrogant. Since Captain Taylor seemed aware Lisa wasn’t confident, I felt he shouldn’t have been so quick to let them go down if he was supposed to be truly responsible.
While there were some moments of realism in this movie, I was a bit disappointed that the main characters didn’t really do a whole lot other than scream and flail, despite knowing that doing so would make their air run out faster.
The idea of being trapped underwater is a really scary one and the movie did do a good job of showing that. The sharks were huge and terrifying to see and there were some good camera angles that added to the whole atmosphere of the movie.
I didn’t really like the ending, as I felt that, even though it had been foreshadowed and was plausible, the real ending didn’t show much strength on Lisa’s part.
Despite there being some really creepy moments, and I felt Kate was quite a resourceful character, I felt this movie fell short of the mark. Towards the end, there was a really over-the-top scene that made me work out what was going on.
I don’t think I’ll be watching this film again. I had some high expectations, but unlike the last film I watched with someone facing off against a shark, I found this rather anti-climactic.