ABC Film Challenge – Catch-Up 2021 – G – Great White (2021) Movie Review


Director: Martin Wilson

Writer: Michael Boughen (Screenplay)

Starring: Katrina Bowden, Aaron Jakubenko, Kimie Tsukakoshi, Tim Kano, Te Kohe Tuhaka, Jason Wilder, Tatjana Marjanovic

Plot: A fun filled flight to a remote atoll turns into a nightmare for five passengers when their seaplane is destroyed in a freak accident and they are trapped on a raft, 100 miles from shore with man-eating sharks lurking beneath the surface.

Tagline – Take your final breath.

Runtime: 1 Hour 31 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Great White starts when local tour guides Kaz (Bowden) Charlie (Jakubenko) and Benny (Tuhaka) take a couple Michelle (Tsukakoshi) and Joji (Kano) on a guided tour to spread the ashes of her late father who is the legend behind a survival story in the area.

On the island they discover a body and go for a quick search for the boat, locating it and finding themselves stranded in the ocean after the Great White returns, floating in the current, they hope to find safety or rescue before it is too late.

Thoughts on Great White

ThoughtsGreat White is the latest in shark attack movies to stand out from the crowd, it will give us a group of survivors floating in the ocean who find themselves being tracked down by a killer great shark, where they need to work together to try and survive. We will get the typical characters, with the couple struggling for money doing the right thing, the businessman that doesn’t want to be there, who will risk the lives of others for his own and the guy who knows the most, that will clearly not make it out alive. The performances are strong from every playing out the role you would expect the character to do with ease. With the open water location making it effective with just how difficult to survive would be during the situation. Like most shark movies, we get the slow calm before an event, plenty of water shots, waiting for that moment we know might come and overall, this does everything you want a shark movie to do well.

Final Thoughts Great White is a great addition to the shark attack movies.

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