Movies: Angel Has Fallen, Piranhas, 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

Movie 1: Angel Has Fallen

First, some background on this movie, the franchise and a few changes. Aaron Eckhart was cast as the President in the first two episodes in the series. This third in the series has Morgan Freeman as the President.

Apparently, the script was toned down from “rabid jingoism” replaced by better non-stop action. Our audience applauded the screen when the film ended. That’s increasingly rare in our experience.

We saw the film in a Dolby cinema. It’s worth a couple of extra dollars for the upgraded seats, sound and visuals if you are so inclined.

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Movie 2: Piranhas

Having traveled to Naples just last year we were not surprised with the story line. Much of Naples was and is still subject to Mafia control that spans centuries.

This film delivers a somewhat mild, albeit gritty, look at the modern conditions where young men and women yearn for status, power and its trappings in turn for drug dealing while sacrificing their innocence and families. Italian and Neapolitan with English subtitles.

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Movie 3: 47 Meters Down: Uncaged

By now you can tell the number of newly released films has dwindled to single digits. This entire film is collectively absurd, claustrophobic and dark.

We were surprised to see this was a sequel. Apparently the first film was successful. The characters are generally bland. The giant sharks are unrealistic. The total package was a disappointment. It was no surprise this morning to see the film is no longer showing…apparently anywhere!

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