Is 47 Meters Down: Uncaged A True Story? What We Know About The Shark Movie

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History has shown that the most successful movies (taking into consideration the amount made in the box office, as well as critic ratings) tend to occur in the genre of romance and action films. However, one genre which has witnessed significant growth in the last two decades is – horror, a form of thriller which takes place in a single location, revolving around the life of a character or characters fighting for survival from supernatural forces, monsters or in some cases giant predatory animals. A perfect example of the latter is the yet to be released movie 47 Meters Down: Uncaged, which happens to be a sequel to the hit movie 47 Meters Down which grossed $62.6 million at the box office despite working on a budget of $5.3 million. The success is all thanks to its perfect blend of horror and thriller bolstered by top-notch acting, directing, producing and inch-perfect cinematography.

Is 47 Meters Down: Uncaged A True Story?

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Ever since the release of the breath-snatching 47 Meters Down: Uncaged official trailer, a lot of issues have sprung up regarding the movie, with several groups claiming it is an artistic representation of a true live occurrence while others are of the view that the story is nothing more than a beautifully written fiction. It is important to note that such issues aren’t new but rather has been around since the release of its first installment 47 Meters Down in 2017.

Like the name suggests, the first installment titled 47 Meters Down is a movie based on the story two sisters: Lisa and Kate, played by Mandy Moore and Claire Holt respectively, who went on a vacation trip to Mexico. With their minds set on creating long-lasting memories, they decide to go watch sharks from a diving cage, but the unexpected happens when they get into the water and the cord holding their cage breaks thus, sinking their cage to the bottom of the water (47 meters deep) which happens to be surrounded by sharks. They try their best to escape the bloodthirsty sharks in thrilling suspense filled fashion, but like most horror movies, there is rarely ever a happy ending.

In the same vein, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged is based on the story of 4 teenage girls. Thirsty for adventure, they decide to go diving in an abandoned underwater city. Things quickly turn sour as they find out they are surrounded by sharks, hence, their struggle for survival.

Although we are not unfamiliar with news of shark attacks in real life, questions as to how true the story is will be less rampant, supposing it was explicitly or implicitly stated by producers of the movie. Nonetheless, from a scientific point of view, the movie contradicts several laws of physics with most physicians claiming that although it would be possible to survive that deep underwater, such a person must be highly trained. That being said, questions on the trueness of the story will continue to abound, but that shouldn’t take anything from the brilliant production of the movie.

Facts You Should Know About The Shark Movie

An interesting movie shouldn’t be based on the finished product alone; rather an equal level of importance should be placed on the happenings behind the scenes, as well as all factors that occurred during the production of the movie. That being said, here are 5 facts to know about the much-anticipated movie 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.

1. Following the success of 47 Meters Down, it was announced on September 17, 2017, that a sequel titled “48 Meters Down” was being shot, but when the first trailer of the movie was released in August 2018, it was titled “47 Meters Down: The Last Chapter”. In December 2018, after due consultation, it was retitled 47 Meters Down: Uncaged.

2. The movie which was expected to be released on June 28, 2019, was postponed to August 16, 2019, as it clashed with the set release of The Conjuring Universe Franchise movie Annabelle Comes Home.

3. It was written by the famous Spanish writer Eusebi Ernest Riera Mari who works majorly in the UK film industry. Besides 47 Meters Down and its sequel, he has written other movies in the past such as The Plague and Albert.

4. The bulk of the movie was shot in the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom in an underwater studio in Basildon.

5. Since the release of its official trailer on YouTube by Entertainment Studios on August 3, 2019, the movie has garnered a total of 7.3 million views.