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Episode Info: m/2019/05/08/the-ruins-movie-review/ Spoilers for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Expand for Spoilers One of the features of this film is the weird soundtrack. It’s an amalgamation of 80’s pop music juxtaposed with an atmospheric electronic score. Which would be fine, but when you see a young black man absolutely rocking to an INXS song, it tends to distract. The Opening The opening of the film features the main character, Mia, played by Sophie Nélisse, being pushed into a pool by some stereotypical mean girls. The setting is in Mexico on the Yucatan peninsula, but there is nary a Mexican to be seen, nor Spanish to be uttered. This is one of the many things in the movie that never get explained. We find out that Mia’s Sister Sasha, played by Corrine Foxx, isn’t a big fan of Mia, because reasons. Their dad is an underwater archaeologist(?) that just made a new discovery. He can’t spend time with Mia because he needs to set up the new site, so he gets them tickets to a glass bottom boat ride to see sharks feed. A Fateful Decision Mia and Corrine ditch the boat ride with the mean girls and instead go with two of Sasha’s friends, Alexa (Brianne Tju) and Nicole (Sistine Rose Stallone) to a secret lake. Come oooooooon!They discover scuba equipment meant for the archaelogist and decide to dive to see the sunken Mayan City. Why is the Mayan City under 47 Meters of water, you ask? Don’t! Albino Shark Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo… The Mayan City is barely explored by the girls or the script before they start getting eaten by giant blind albino great white sharks. Mostly the people that get eaten are the ones that the girls meet at regular intervals. Finally when they find Mia’s father, he takes them to the surface and shows them a rope to climb up. The sharks show up soon after and start attacking before the first girl can climb up. When Corrine tries to clambor up,the rope breaks. Pause. The rope breaks from the weight of two skinny teen girls. This is the caliber of script we are dealing with. The Ending of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged Explained The film ends with Mia and Sasha, the last survivors, finding their way to the glass bottom boat and getting saved. But not before getting bitten by regular, non-albino great white sharks. Mia, in a constructed badass moment, stabs the shark biting her with a sharks tooth she was carrying. In an attempt to communicate a non-existent character arch, Mia shares a look with the lead mean girl. But the moment carries the same amount of gravity as a feather on the moon. Final Recommendations for 47 Meters Down: Uncaged If you want to see sharks eat people and you really don’t care about anything else, this is the movie for you. ...
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