47 Meters Down: Uncaged – USA, 2019 – reviews

47 Meters Down: Uncaged will be released by Lionsgate on Digital on October 29th and on Blu-ray and DVD on November 12th. Special features:

  • Audio Commentary with writer-director Johannes Roberts, writer Ernest Riera, and producer James Harris
  • Diving Deeper: Uncaging 47 Meters Down featurette

Read below for our previous coverage and reviews:

47 Meters Down: Uncaged is a 2019 action horror feature film directed by Johannes Roberts (The Strangers: Prey at Night; The Other Side of the Door; Storage 24; et al) from a screenplay co-written with Ernest Riera. The movie stars Sophie Nélisse, John Corbett, Corinne Foxx, Nia Long, Sistine Stallone, Brec Bassinger and Brianne Tju (Scream TV series).

The film is obviously a sequel to 47 Meters Down.

Plot:

A group of five girls from different backgrounds and countries are united by their lust for life and adventure in the coastal metropolis of Recife, Brazil. Looking to get off the well-worn tourist trail, they hear about a hidden underwater ruin from a local guide and seize the opportunity to discover their own Atlantis beneath the turquoise waves.

47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Brianne Tju
Brianne Tju is 47 Meters Down and Uncaged!

Unbeknownst to them, the caves where the forgotten city lies are not completely uninhabited, and as they swim deeper into the submerged labyrinth of caves they enter the territory of the deadliest shark species in the ocean…

Reviews [may contain spoilers]:

“It feels like just another sequel, offering a general approximation of the more novel experience of watching the original. It really is pretty much made for people who genuinely think there aren’t enough shark movies and are eager to see filmmakers try, desperately, to keep the subgenre seaworthy.” William Bibbiani, Bloody Disgusting

“Admittedly, the final stretch does fare better, and not just because much of the gear comes off meaning it becomes possible to tell characters apart from one another. For whatever reason, director Johannes Roberts embraces all-out silliness throwing logic out the window for the final showdown.” Robert Kodjer, Flickering Myth

“As the film progresses, Roberts consistently amps up the action and the stakes and as he races towards the final act he thankfully avoids crowbarring in another silly twist, instead engineering a ferocious, gasp-inducing finale on the open water. It’s refreshing to see a genre film-maker do more than rely on simple tricks…” Benjamin Lee, The Guardian

“Set disbelief aside, and primal phobias may well suffice to get you happily to the other side of this adventure. But be warned: The film ends with a bad joke, and that joke gets worse a couple of times — shark-flick parody bad — before it’s over.” John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

” …47 Meters Down: Uncaged takes a plot turn with a gruesomely amusing sense of irony, followed by action that, while thoroughly ridiculous, is played with such a straight face that it’s almost endearing. The movie could have used more of this over-the-top, what-the-hell bravado—especially since it can’t match the human survival drama that anchored its predecessor.” Michael Gingold, Rue Morgue

Release:

47 Meters Down: Uncaged had been scheduled to be released on June 28, 2019, but this was changed to August 16 to avoid a clash with Annabelle 3.

Cast and characters:

  • Nia Long … Jennifer
  • John Corbett … Grant
  • Sophie Nélisse … Mia
  • Brec Bassinger … Catherine
  • Sistine Rose Stallone … Nicole
  • Corinne Foxx … Sasha
  • Brianne Tju … Alexa
  • Davi Santos … Ben – Polaroid
  • Khylin Rhambo … Carl – Teen Wolf
  • Axel Mansilla … Chum Man

Alternate titles:

The original titles were 47 Meters Down: The Next Chapter and 48 Meters Down

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