'47 Meters Down: Uncaged' Review

47 Meters Down: Uncaged Review Written By B. Gunn

Just what the Summer needs – another shark movie. But this isn’t your ordinary shark movie. Why? Because this shark movie has Nia Long! That’s right, “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” stars my baby Nia Long, and some other folks I don’t care about. Just kidding, just kidding.

It also stars Sophie Nelisse and Corinne Foxx, Jamie Foxx’s daughter. A group of high school students find a secluded spot near the ocean and decide to go diving to explore a sunken Mayan city. What could go wrong in an underwater cave completely shut off from the rest of civilization barely being able to see what’s in front of them? Uh, I don’t know…maybe – SHARKS???

The sequel to the original “47 Meters Down” is conceptually unique except for the sharks, of course. New cast, new plot, new direction. Honestly, this movie was much better than I expected. It kinda breaks new ground even in the way that the sharks are portrayed. That was an interesting twist which I can guarantee you haven’t seen before. There’s not much character development or riveting dialogue here, folks, but this movie does not suffer from an identity crisis.

Uncaged” knows exactly what it is and who its target audience is. Action and suspense are in abundance although a little more goriness would’ve been better. The cast does an ok job in building tension and playing off the stars. Oh, not Nia the star, the sharks. Matter of fact, I feel like I was bamboozled because she isn’t in much of this movie. As a matter of fact, if you arrive maybe 15 minutes late…uh, sorry. You juuuust missed her! How you gon’ do me like that, Nia? I loved-ed you! Anyway, let me get back to this movie.

Surprisingly, the cinematography is absolutely amazing! Aside from the shark attacks and main action, the scenery is on another level. The underwater ruins are breathtaking. The ocean and forests are screen saver-dope. Shot primarily in the Dominican Republic, this is one of the prettiest shark films I’ve ever seen.

Uncaged” contains your regular suspense, shark scares and mandatory panic attacks, but the 3rd act is rather creative and I did find myself on the edge of my seat during that entire time. “47 Meters Down: Uncaged” is a pretty good flick and I enjoyed myself.

I’m giving it a Morning/Midday Co-sign. I think it would’ve been even better had it been given an R-rating, but I guess the producers thought otherwise. Here’s a bit of advice, producers; if you want me to give your next project a Co-sign Classic, give my baby more screen time! Heeeeey Nia…

Watch The Trailer:

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