47 Meters Down: Uncaged is the sequel to 2017’s surprise hit 47 Meters Down, but that statement encompasses everything that makes them similar to each other. The first film was saved from going straight-to-video at the last minute, while the sequel should have taken its place. That’s not to say Uncaged is a terrible movie, but it just wasn’t theater worthy. The original ended with an amazing twist that could not be replicated without becoming predictable, thus locking the sequel in a shark cage this time around.
In this follow up to the Mandy Moore and Claire Holt led thriller, we get four girls played by Sophie Nelisse (Mia), Corrine Foxx (Sasha and daughter of Jamie Foxx), Brianne Tju (Alexa), and Sistine Rose Stallone (Nicole and daughter of Sylvester Stallone). We also get some of the movie’s best scenes when John Corbett (Sex and the City) is present playing Grant, Mia and Sasha’s Father.
The premise of 47 Meters Down: Uncaged revolves around two girls that moved to a city in Mexico, where Sasha is thriving while Mia gets bullied regularly. In an effort to bond as sister’s, Grant sends the girls on a Great White shark tour. As with any teen movie, the girls don’t get on the boat and instead follow Sasha’s friends Alexa and Nicole on a different kind of adventure.
The four girls decide to take some diving gear, conveniently at their location, and head down into the city Grant discovered, to see some cool Mayan architecture. They find the lost city, a screaming fish, and a whole lot of trouble when a blind Great White discovers them. There are a few excellent moments after the film seems to finally begin once the sharks arrive but, overall, it still falls flat.
Did you watch 47 Meters Down: Uncaged? What are your thoughts? We can only hope that if another 47 Meters Down is green-lit, the filmmakers find the magic from the first film again. We can certainly give them credit for making the blind sharks look creepy!