A vacation turns into a survival mission in '47 Meters Down: Uncaged'

John Corbett, Brianne Tju, and Brec Bassinger in “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.”

The next big shark movie, “47 Meters Down: Uncaged,” was released this week to home rental outlets.

While the first film in the series, “47 Meters Down” focused on two sisters whose decision to cage dive with sharks turned into a nightmare, this second film focuses on a group of girls who face dire consequences after they decide to explore some underwater caves.

In the synopsis on Rottentomatoes.com, the next chapter takes place in the backpacking mecca of Brazil, against the backdrop of the country’s vibrant culture, party atmosphere and beautiful beaches.

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. 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, the synopsis said. 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.

The film stars Sophie Nelisse (“The Book Thief” and “Pawn Sacrifice”), Corinne Fox (“Sweet/Vicious” and “Beat Shazam”), Brianne Tju (“Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scream: The TV Series”), Sistine Rose Stallone (“Entertainment Tonight” and “Access Hollywood”), Brec Basinger (“Bella and the Bulldogs” and “The Goldbergs”) and John Corbett (“Sex and the City” and “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”).

While critics give the film just a 41 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ tomatometer, audiences seemed to appreciate it a bit more with a score of 68 percent.

The critics’ consensus on the website said the film “may not be as ruthlessly efficient as its finned villains, but fans of shark peril thrillers should find it just chummy enough.”

Directed by Johannes Roberts, the film is rated PG-13 for creature related violence and terror, some bloody images and brief rude gestures.

Other movies released to home rental outlets this week included:

n “The Angry Bird Movie 2,” directed by Thurop Van Orman and starring Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Leslie Jones and Bill Hader. When a new threat emerges that puts both Bird and Pig Island in danger, Red, Chuck, Bomb, and Mighty Eagle recruit Chuck’s sister Silver and team up with pigs Leonard, his assistant Courtney, and techpig Garry to forge an unsteady truce and form an unlikely superteam to save their homes.

The film is rated PG for rude humor and action.

n “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz and starring Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen and John Hawkes. The film tells the story of Zak, a young man with Down syndrome, who runs away from a residential nursing home to follow his dream of attending the professional wrestling school of his idol, The Salt Water Redneck. A strange turn of events pairs him on the road with Tyler, a small time outlaw on the run, who becomes Zak’s unlikely coach and ally.

The film is rated PG-13 for thematic content, language throughout, some violence and smoking.

The synopsis for each film comes from rottentomatoes.com.

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