Discovery Channel’s super popular special, “Shark Week” has come and gone, but if you haven’t quite gotten your fill of sharks, you’ll probably want to make your way to theaters this weekend for the release of the next big shark movie, “47 Meters Down: Uncaged.”
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”).
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 releasing at the box office this weekend include:
n “The Angry Bird Movie 2,” directed by Thurop Van Orman and staring 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 “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” directed by Richard Linklater and staring Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig and Emma Nelson. The film is based on the runaway bestselling book of the same title. An inspiring comedy about Bernadette Fox, a loving mom who becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Bernadette’s leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.
The film is rated PG-13 for some strong language and drug material.
The synopsis from each film is taken from rottentomatoes.com.