I'm going to be honest, I really enjoyed this movie. OF COURSE, a lot of it is impossible. No shark would be that determined to get a human on a rock, but that is why it is a hollywood MOVIE, not an animal planet documentary. If you want realism, you wont find it in a shark movie so the reviews saying its bad because its "not realistic" need to go elsewhere to find that. ANYWAY, I was worried Blake Lively couldn't carry a movie by herself but she did really good. I don't think she gets enough credit. You will definitely be rooting for her and on the edge of your seat with this one.
Very different than all the other "man/woman vs shark" movies. It was very beautifully shot and very differently cinematography. Not gratuitous and pretty evenly paced. I probably wouldn't pick it for a Saturday night, but it was good for an afternoon when you are resting up or have a cold. Ok, so I don't know who Blake Lively is, maybe that means I'm old, but she was good. And yes, 100% percent suspend your belief. No one would go trot off on their own without a 'check on me in 4 hrs' if I'm not back.
Ok, so I love movies that pit humans against animals. A love that started with Jaws, and this is a surprisingly good entry into the genre. Coming in I wasn't sure Blake Lively could carry a movie, but she steps up big time here. Plus, there's a great supporting turn from a gull. No really, in the end you care a lot about a damn bird.
This has become one of my all time favorite movies. Far fetched . . . yes, and no. A similar situation happened to me in my younger years. This is a movie about survival, instincts and using your thought process to get out of a bad situation. I loved the cinematography, the storyline was interesting and Blake Lively really pulled this one off. If you love the ocean, are fascinated with sharks and surfing, you will really enjoy this thriller. Gripping and keeps you on your seat. I watch it over and over again.
I give this one a 5 star rating. It is a movie not a documentary about sharks, people. Intense, edge of seat, thriller. Don't try to imagine reality. Watch the movie with an open mind for thriller enjoyment not as if it's real life action.
From the reviews I really didn't know what to think but the description intrigued me. The cinematography was brilliant, the scenery really amazing and the shark looked pretty real for the most part. This is like the shark in Jaws but on steroids and incredibly determined considering there is a huge dead whale to dine on. However, the ingenuity of our heroine, Blake Lively, was really good and the movie held my interest. You felt her pain and terror and her fear in trying to figure out how to get out of this mess. She did an awesome job acting this and you paid attention - that's why 4 stars. However, the end or near the end it got silly and nope not going to spoil it. Is it worth watching - yes I think so - it held my interest and had me wondering where is this going. Not a classic movie but far from being bad.
I really liked this movie. Blake lively pulled off her character well, I was on edge the entire time. They pulled off the shark being bloodthirsty (heh heh) and animalistic without giving it some crazy agenda. Beautiful scenery, touching moments, and it went through the psychological and emotional motions of a person desperate, tired, and hurting. The filming was a bit shaky, but I think it only really bothered me in the beginning when there should have been more still shots. Lighting was excellent. Story was different. Kind of reminded me of Castway without the achingly long script with little to no climax. This was more thriller than drama. Only reason I didn't give 5 stars was the shakiness in the beginning, and the character arc which was kind of typical. Brush over that, you'll be sure to enjoy it for the ride it is