I love shark movies, and I'd love to see another balls to the wall, large scope one like Jaws or especially Deep Blue Sea, but still I love sharks in general regardless. Fascinated by them. But the Shallows looked like the definition of a 'watch it on a rainy day on Netflix' type movie. Absolutely shocked it took in that much money at the box office. But hey it's shark week and there's a hot girl in a bikini the whole movie so it's got the 'cool' and the 'hot', guess I can see why it worked (ala the newer entries of Fast and Furious, etc). Still, I was excited for it initially but the small scope (although it looks really well done for what it is) makes me think of nothing much more than Open Water, which it really does seem to relate a lot to. I'm sure it'll be better than that, but still, the ceiling with the potential is capped at something pretty low based on the small scale scope here. Not to prejudge, but it certainly doesn't look like anywhere near the acting showcase that a similar one actor based picture like even say (heh) Buried was. Oh well, still looks like it'll be a decent watch.
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This is absolutely ridiculous. Talk about stretching for something to get up in arms about. I mean really? Really??
Enough already. It's not 'violence against women' being promoted here, it's the main, titular villain of the film in what is his most visually iconic scene of the film, one in which he effortlessly subdues and controls not 'a woman' but arguably, for better or for worse, the main protagonist character of the trilogy, the new face of the franchise and the biggest star of the entire cast. It is simple common sense why this is being used as promotional material, and it's for those very reasons just noted. Not because Fox was like 'yeah we know what people want, men beating up women! So this is the clear choice for the banner because of that, yep'. No. Just no. If Nicolas Hoult was as big of a star as Jennifer Lawrence and because of that had the larger spotlight in these movies like J-Law has then it would be his Beast being up there instead, simple as that. And I'm sure there'd be no complaints there, but because it's a female character then clearly the whole point of the banner and the reasoning behind it was 'women suck'. Twisting this into some b.s. about sexism against women is just plain silly and so, so groan worthy. Ugh