June 24, 2016
Medical student Nancy Adams (Blake Lively) travels to a secluded beach for some much needed solace. Despite the dangers of surfing alone, she decides to throw caution to the wind and surfs to her heart’s content.
Suddenly, a great white shark attacks and gravely injures her left leg. She then quickly swims and climbs onto a small island of rocks. There she remains for three days until finally hatching a plan to save herself.
I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Sure, the story could’ve benefited from a little more character development but Blake Lively still gives a pretty great performance. It’s also chock full of suspense and shark attack awesomeness!
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give The Shallows 8 spicy tamales! 😎