HALLOWEEN OF HORROR REVIEW: 47 METRES DOWN: UNCAGED

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)

Starring

Sophie Nélisse (The Rest of Us)
Corinne Foxx (Safety)
Brianne Tju (Scream: The Series)
Sistine Stallone (Love Advent)
Brec Bassinger (Stargirl)
John Corbett (The Messengers)
Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dinocharge)
Nia Long (The Best Man)

Brianne Tju in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)Teenager Mia (Sophie Nélisse) and stepsister Sasha (Corinne Foxx) have just moved to a new school. Catherine (Brec Bassinger), the school bully pushes Mia into the pool and Sasha stands by and do nothing. Mia’s father Grant (John Corbett) learns about the incident plans a boat ride for the sisters to see great white sharks. Grant gives Mia a tooth of a great white shark and asks her to go scuba diving with him next week.Corinne Foxx, Sistine Rose Stallone, Brianne Tju, and Sophie Nélisse in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)On the day of the boat ride, Sasha’s friends Alexa (Brianne Tju) and Nicole (Sistine Stallone) tempt her to go to a secret lagoon with them. The lagoon has an entrance to a submerged Mayan city where Mia’s father Grant (John Corbett), his assistants Ben (Davi Santos) and Carl (Khylin Rhambo) are working in to prepare for a visit from a group of archaeologists the following week. After finding scuba gears, Nicole persuades the girls to dive through the city, eventually reaching an ancient sacrificial chamber. They encounter a cave fish and Nicole accidentally knocks over a stone column causing a chain reaction, the girls get separated in the silt. Mia and Alexa found Ben, who is suddenly devoured by a shark drops a guideline. The girls found one another and is chased by a shark into a tunnel causing a cave in to the lagoon’s entrance. The girls decide to go back for the guideline but encounter a shark forcing the girls to swim deeper into the city till they reach an air pocket. Mia leaves the girls behind in an attempt to find her father but finds Carl’s body instead. Grant saves her from the shark, and reunite with the other girls who came looking for her. They realized the shark is blind; having evolved within the caves thus distracts the shark with sounds and make their escape. The group surfaces at a clearing where a pulley system ascender is set in place. However, two sharks come to the surface, and Nicole panics. She attempts to climb up the rope as Alexa is going up, inadvertently causing the rope, and both of them to fall back into the water, where Nicole is eaten by the sharks.Corinne Foxx, Sistine Rose Stallone, and Brianne Tju in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)The remaining survivors realize they’ll have to swim even deeper to find another exit, but Grant is killed by a shark moments later. Mia, Sasha and Alexa swim into the caves alone, eventually coming upon a strong current which separates Sasha from the others. Alexa makes it to the other entrance but is attacked by one of the sharks and Mia gets sucked into the current. Alexa escapes by taking off her oxygen tank, and drowns. Mia reunites with Sasha at the lower current and swim into a newly discovered cave. At the end of the cave they find a crevice that leads to the surface but is attacked by a shark. Climbing the narrow crevice they abandon their oxygen tanks to make the escape. At the surface, they see a boat that is chumming the water to attract sharks as part of a tour. Mia and Sasha get the tourists’ attention as they are attacked by the sharks. While Mia makes it onto the boat Sasha is grabbed by a shark. Mia jumps back into the water with a flare gun, and shoots the shark, freeing Sasha. Sasha reaches the boat, but Mia is grabbed by another shark, which she escapes from by stabbing it in the eye using the shark tooth given by her father. Mia swims to the boat, and reunites with Sasha as the boat’s staff tend to their wounds.John Corbett, Brianne Tju, and Brec Bassinger in 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019)I truly had no interest in seeing this film, with little marketing and a first film that by no means was deserving a sequel. However, with a fresh new cast and not much else to watch, I thought I might as well give it a shot. Following in the footsteps of many other blockbuster style films this summer, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a harmlessly thrilling sequel that cares much more about its scares than it does in developing characters, but that’s not really what you go to these movies looking for. Paced out well with tension that never seems to end, I couldn’t help but be entertained by this sequel.