To paraphrase Hagrid: “I shouldn’t have done that. I should NOT have done that!”
“That” is referring to watching the trailer for 47 Meters Down, a survival horror film scheduled to be released on June 16th. Now, if you’ve read my blog before, you know that with the exception of the Alien franchise, horror films and myself do NOT mix, so you’re probably asking “What the hell are you doing watching a trailer for this kind of movie?”
Well…you know how lately when a new trailer is released it can come out as a long ad on YouTube before the video you want plays? That’s what happened this morning, and I got curious to see what it was about.
Remember the film Open Water where two scuba divers must fend off sharks in the middle of the ocean? 47 Meters Down is a similar premise, but much, MUCH worse. In the trailer, two ladies have traveled to Mexico for a vacation and are talked into going on a shark cage excursion, where they wear scuba gear, get into a shark cage, and watch the Great White sharks (because movies with Great Whites always end well, don’t they?) swim around them. One massive shark in particular freaks the ladies out so they ask to be lifted back up, but as they’re being raised, the cable snaps and the cage PLUMMETS to the bottom of the sea, settling at…you guessed it….47 meters down. This isn’t spoilers by the way, I saw all of this in the trailer and by the time the cage reached the bottom I was freaking out! Because, as far as I can tell, the bulk of the plot is spent on these two ladies trapped in a shark tank, at the bottom of the ocean, surrounded by killer sharks, with their air tanks slowly running out. (2:1 says they don’t get out alive)
If you like this kind of film, rock on because you will love it. But as for me, I’m going to stay as far away from this film as possible to avoid the nightmares of killer sharks that would inevitably fill my head.
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