Girl vs. Shark.)
Release Date: June 24th.
Written by: Anthony Jaswinski.
Directed by: Jaume Collet-Serra.
Starring: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, a shark, and Steven Seagull.
The Shallows has already made $22 million against a budget of $17, and that's only after 5 days of release. This sucker could creep to the $50 million mark domestically, and with it hitting the Foreign Box Office soon, it could end up being a huge hit. It's nice to see a smaller Genre movie like this doing well at the Box Office when it's surrounded by way bigger tentpole flicks that are supposed to dominate ticket sales.
|WAX ON, BABY.|
|THAT'S A BIG SHARK.|
Intense survival ensues.
|SHE'S LIKE A TOUGH LITTLE MERMAID.|
Did I mention that it's also a a pulse-pounding thrill-ride that involves a terrifying shark who is trying to eat a sweet, vulnerable, sexy girl? Because it is.
|JUST LOOK AT THAT GORGEOUS BEACH!|
I've never really considered Blake Lively a great actress. Maybe it's because I haven't seen most of her movies, but she just never struck me as the "Oh, she's in it? Then it must be good!" type of actress. This movie has made me turn the corner on her though. Think about it for a second. How hard is it for any actor or actress to sit in one place for the majority of an 80-minute movie, and make it interesting? The girl is stuck on a rock in the middle of the ocean, and it kept us glued to our seat. Of course, the shark had a lot to do with that, and her seagull sidekick added some entertaining emotional depth, but Blake worked it out on her own for the most part, and we never once thought that she couldn't handle it.
|SHE KICKED SOME SHARK ASS.|
|THAT LEFT LEG DOES NOT LOOK HEALTHY.|
|THIS IS ABOUT AS NAKED AS THINGS GET.|
- The part towards the end where Blake Lively hits her nose on the buoy and starts bleeding was real. We give her credit for finishing her scene after smashing the shit out of her poor face like that.
- Blake Lively nicknamed her bird co-star Steven Seagull, which we thought was kind of fun.
|SO CLOSE, AND YET SO FAR...|
If you're looking for an exciting flick to see at the theater, The Shallows is a way safer bet than Independence Day 2. Give it a go.
The Shallows is in theaters now.