Release Date: 30 November 2016
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Blake Lively, Oscar Jaenada, Brett Cullen
Imagine if Chrissie from Jaws hadn’t been eaten in the opening scene and had instead climbed onto the nearby buoy and done whatever it took to stay alive. That pretty much sums up The Shallows, in which Blake Lively wages a one-woman war against a Great White shark after being attacked just a few hundred yards from the sand of a secluded Mexican beach. A whale carcass in the vicinity means the shark won’t be leaving anytime soon, and with high tide approaching, the rocky sanctuary she’s managed to reach will soon be underwater. How she manages to stay beyond the reach of this hungry predator makes for a simple and gripping survival thriller. Decent shark movies are a rarity these days, and The Shallows reminds us that a Great White can still be scary in a post-Sharknado world.