’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Review: Teens Sink or Swim (But Mostly Sink) in Toothless Sequel

Published on Aug 16, 2019

’47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ Review: Teens Sink or Swim (But Mostly Sink) in Toothless Sequel

Opening with plenty of bland expository dialogue such as “She’s not my sister!,” and “You guys have to look out for each other,” there aren’t a lot of narrative surprises in “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.” The toothless shark thriller is the sequel to the 2017 Mandy Moore vehicle, which was saved at the last minute from a straight-to-vod release to find modest success at the box office. In Johannes Roberts’ follow-up, he has doubled the number of bikini-clad heroines from two to four, and released them from the confines of a faulty shark cage for the more claustrophobic climes of deep sea caves. (Hence the title.)

Rather than opening up possibilities, “uncaging” the action has only sucked the air out of any dramatic tension the original was able to muster — and the oxygen tank is running dangerously low. Taking too long to reach its first bloody thrill, the movie

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Author: Jude Dry