A dumb horror flick, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is so illogical and predictable that it becomes far too laughable. A tedious narrative that seeks to spoon-feed viewers all the plot details only proves what a poorly handled production the movie had.
Rejoice everyone, yet another formulaic teen horror movie is here! This time with the whole shark survival routine. Though it’s listed as a sequel to 2017’s ‘47 Meters Down’, it pretty much has nothing to do with the original story. Alright so let’s get one thing straight, a movie that seeks to convince you that human characters can carry out conversations underwater, while their ears are clearly uncovered, is simply an insult to the viewers’ intelligence. ‘47 Meters Down: Uncaged’ follows four teen girls who dive into an ancient underwater city only to be terrorized by an evolved and deadly shark.
The movie works with lots of cliches and seeks to force in each one of them. Character depth and story development seem to be nonexistent, but the most notable thing missing is definitely logic. Some may argue that it could be more enjoyable if you overlook certain elements but trust me, that’s quite impossible. From the most ridiculous character decisions to the most predictable outcomes, the script is a complete disaster. At this point, I’m sure director Johannes Roberts, who helmed both this and its predecessor, couldn’t care less about actually delivering a decent film but rather something far too hypocritical.
Even the performances in the movie are quite underwhelming, and of course, place each actor in the most stereotypical horror film role. It’s also poorly shot with lots of the scenes clearly being too messed up. The CGI was quite horrendous too, no wonder they didn’t want us to see that shark too clearly. Perhaps the only redeeming quality of the this cheap film is the fact that it is hilarious. I truly mean it, you’ll have a blast laughing at all of its stupidity, and that runtime sure passes by quickly once you do.