’47 Meters’ is intense, action-packed

By Kaitlyn Parham
Times-News correspondent


Mandy Moore, left, and Claire Holt pose for a portrait at the "47 Meters Down" junket at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. [Photo by Ron Eshel/Invision/The Associated Press

“47 Meters Down” is a thrilling depiction of the horrors that accompany a recreational activity in paradise gone wrong. This realistic fiction film is guaranteed to leave all viewers on the edge of their seats with a racing heart rate.
Sisters Lisa (Mandy Moore) and Kate (Claire Holt) relax on an exotic vacation on the coast of Mexico. Just days after being dumped by her boyfriend who claimed that she was too boring and lackluster, Lisa sought adventure that would prove herself to her ex as bold and dauntless. Although the movie’s beginning is considerably predictable and rather shallow, the plot intensifies as the two siblings embark on a deep-sea encounter with some of the most dangerous oceanic dwellers — great white sharks.
Suspense is established as the girls travel farther and farther from the shore on a rusty boat that seems highly unprofessional. But when everything goes awry, the once-fascinating encounter turns out to be an inescapable nightmare for the sisters, scared for their lives. They soon find themselves helpless and alone, 47 meters below the ocean’s surface, vulnerable to the pacing predators around them.
The storyline, although rather repetitive at times, keeps viewers engaged, as the action is gory and unpredictable. While the duration of “47 Meters Down” was exciting and intense, the ending is exceedingly disappointing, leaving viewers frustrated and perplexed. This film is geared toward an older crowd, and may be too nerve-racking for younger audiences.
“47 Meters Down” is a captivating film perfect for viewers seeking suspense and dark uncertainty. Rated PG-13, the movie’s duration is one hour and 27 minutes, and it is directed by Johannes Roberts.

Kaitlyn Parham is a rising senior at Burlington Christian Academy and a Teens & 20s writer.

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