47 METERS DOWN

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Johannes Roberts Stars: Mandy Moore, Claire Holt, Matthew Modine, Yani Gellman, Santiago Segura. Swimming with sharks, again? Ever since Jaws hit the big screen in 1975, there have been many other films that have played on our innate fear of the predators of the deep - films like The Reef, Open Water and more recently The Shallows with Blake Lively, which have pitted humans against rapacious killer sharks. And just when you thought it was safe to go back into a cinema along comes 47 Meters Down, a low budget, slightly Continue reading

THE SHALLOWS

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Juame Collet-Serra Stars: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Angelo Jose, Brett Cullen, Sedoni Legge. Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the cinema, along comes another shark thriller. Ever since Steven Spielberg gave us the summer blockbuster with Jaws in 1975, great white sharks have been given something of a bad reputation by Hollywood filmmakers. The success of Jaws also produced a number of sequels and other killer shark themed movies, some of them quite risible by comparison. The Shallows comes from young Spanish Continue reading

THE REEF

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Andrew Traucki Stars: Damien Walshe-Howling, Gyton Grantley, Zoe Naylor, Adrienne Pickering, . Ever since Jaws scared the bejesus out of us 35 years ago, there have been numerous rip-offs, sequels and variations on the theme. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water along comes The Reef, a low budget Australian made thriller that quite effectively plays on our fear of sharks. Based on a true story, the premise behind The Reef is, in many ways, similar to that of the low budget Open Water, which told the story Continue reading