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12 years after the tragic death of their little girl, a dollmaker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shuttered orphanage into their home, where they soon become the target of the dollmaker's possessed creation, Annabelle.
In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed.
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Two sisters are exploring the deep blue sea until something goes wrong. As they submerge 47m they encounter a creature that only wants flesh and blood. As they fight their way back to the top, they shortly run out of oxygen. With only an hour left they're not only racing against time they are racing against life and death. Written by
James Van Der Beek was cast as Lisa's boyfriend Stuart, and filmed several scenes with Mandy Moore. However, all of those scenes were cut. The final version of the film only references Stuart. See more »
The amount of time a diver can breathe on a tank of compressed air decreases with depth. At 47 meters down, a diver would have limited time as the air they breathe is equalized to the pressure at that depth. Every 10m the volume is divided (10m = 1/2, 20m = 1/3, 30m = 1/4, etc.). So 10m below the surface a diver breathes 2x the volume of air. At 50m each breathe is 6x as dense as the air they breathe at the surface. If the diver's surface air consumption (SAC rate) is 30psi per minute that means they would breathe 150 psi per minute at 50m... which is approximately 20 minutes of air. The most common type/size cylinder in scuba diving is an AL80 / 11L at 3,000PSI / 207 bar). Factors that contribute to gas consumption include physiology, fitness level, and stress/panic (such as that caused by being circled by Great White sharks). Thus one hour is highly exaggerated.
US Navy dive tables establish the no decompression limit ("bottom time") for 47 meters (>150 ft) to 5 minutes (not including descent or ascent time). A diver has 20 minutes of bottom time at 100 feet using air (21% oxygen).
When using an open circuit breathing apparatus, as in the film, a diver breathes compressed air. Air is 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. 100% oxygen can potentially result in oxygen toxicity at depths past 19.8ft / 6m depth.
It's also quite possible a diver would experience nitrogen narcosis which is similar to being drunk, and simple tasks can be difficult to achieve. Technical diving generally requires Air / Helium (aka Trimix) when diving below 50 meters / 165 feet in order to reduce nitrogen narcosis. See more »
[Donning her wetsuit]
Does my butt at least look cute in this?
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It's summer again; it's a shark movie. Lisa and Kate are two sisters on holiday in Mexico with one grieving a lost relationship and the other looking for fun. Against their better judgement they go shark cage diving 5 metres below a vessel that looks like it should have been in the salvage yard 20 years ago. After a mechanical failure the cage plummets down to the sea bed..... (Go on, how deep? Have a guess. Go on, go on, go on ...)
With sharks circling and air running low, will the girls survive their ordeal?
Last year, one of the surprise movies of the year for me was "The Shallows", which I really enjoyed. A tense, well made yarn held together by a solid performance by Blake Lively and with a genuine escalation of tension (albeit let down by a poor ending).
"47 Metres Down" differs from that film in three major respects: B- movie acting, from Mandy Moore and Claire Holt (with Holt being significantly better than Moore); a screenplay by Johannes Roberts and Ernest Riera that is both ponderous and unbelievable; and dialogue that is at times truly execrable.
The film really takes its time to get to the 'sharp end' (as it were). Once there, the actions of the girls are so clinically stupid that they are deserving of Darwin Award nominations. Fortunately, the IQs of the sharks (well realised as CGI by Outpost VFX) are only marginally greater: the sharks will appear and then go away for ten minutes at a time, just so that the implausible plot can progress unmolested.
These films always need an escalator for the tension: in "The Shallows" it was the rising tide; in this film it is the air supply. This element works well and adds an additional element of claustrophobia to the film that is already at 11 on the scale (you surely don't need me to tell you that claustrophobics need to avoid this film!).
Much of the dialogue is expository regarding what is going on in the darkness and is so repetitive ("We ARE going to get out of here Kate!") that it would make a good drinking game. The worst dialogue award though goes to Matthew Modine ("Memphis Belle") who's repeated medical descriptions of "the bends" becomes mildly comical - I literally got a fit of the giggles at one point.
I'm not going to completely savage the film though, since there IS a nice twist to the ending, albeit one that's heavily signposted. And instead of reaching constantly for the classic "Ben's head in the boat" jump scare, the film occasionally teases the audience with set- ups that ultimately just feature murky water and nothing more.
My recommendation: if you've not yet seen "The Shallows", check that out on DVD and give this one a miss.
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