Endless ocean, deserted beach and perfect weather for surfers looking for a good wave. It would seem that nothing bodes well for a charming surfing lover alone. Is that a tete-a-tete date with a giant shark, which will drive the athlete to the sandbank and will not retreat until she gets hers.
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Jaume Collet-Serra, a director of Spanish origin, who has already shot three thrillers with Liam Neeson, as well as excellent horror films The Child of Darkness and the House of Wax, gave us a good chamber thriller about the confrontation between nature and man, rather bloody and brutal, but not too much … At the same time, The Shallow is an existential and uplifting drama about the will to live, courage, overcoming and rethinking values after a serious psychological trauma.
As you can see from the short description for the film, the idea is not new, the plot does not shine with originality, but everything is staged and played out at a very decent level.
The Shoal is essentially a one-man movie. Blake Lively, the leading actress, did an excellent job. The actress perfectly conveyed emotions, throughout the film you unconditionally believe in her and sincerely worry about her.
This movie was shot very beautifully: a clear and juicy picture, bright colors, a sunny beach, beautiful landscapes, slow-mo moments, light transitions when the time of day changes, sexy Blake – all these constituent elements are made at a high professional level, pleasing to the eye and allow fully enjoy the excellent visuals.
The musical accompaniment of the film is pretty standard for the genre, but it makes a significant contribution to creating a tense atmosphere. As well as a few interesting camera findings and tricks during editing. I was pleased with the interactive part, when photos and video calls from the main character’s phone were displayed on the screen – the reception, of course, is not new, but in this case it is very efficiently and competently implemented.
Of the minuses of The Shallows, the following can be noted: in a couple of scenes the film lacks dynamics, there is an illogicality in the actions of a number of characters, and some scenes are far-fetched.
The Shallows is a quality staged, tense and moderately bloody chamber thriller with elements of existential drama with the beautiful Blake Lively, very juicy and beautiful picture and incredible landscapes, but with slight sagging dynamics and problems with logic.
Codec: HEVC / H.265
Resolution: Upscaled 4K (2160p)
Aspect ratio: 2.39:1
Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
English: Dolby Atmos
English: Dolby TrueHD 7.1 (48kHz, 24-bit)
Czech: Dolby Digital 5.1
French (Canada): Dolby Digital 5.1
French: Dolby Digital 5.1
German: Dolby Digital 5.1
Hungarian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Italian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Japanese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Polish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Portuguese: Dolby Digital 5.1
Russian: Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Thai: Dolby Digital 5.1
Turkish: Dolby Digital 5.1
Note: Castilian and Latin American Spanish, Polish VO
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