Yes, “47 Meters Down” is silly in places, and I don’t think it will ever be held up as an example to students of good screenwriting. But I can’t slam any horror-thriller that scared and entertained me. And the sharks here (which were surprisingly well rendered by CGI) made me jump a few times. Furthermore, there are a couple of surprises late in the story, and I thought that one of them was wonderfully well executed.
This movie actually reminds me a little of last year’s “The Shallows.” Neither movie is 1975’s “Jaws,” but neither pretends to be. They’re both perfectly serviceable monster movies that present horror movie fans with a great way to kick off the summer.
I’d rate this film an 8 out of 10 for being a fun, if forgettable, shark flick.