Motion pictures were invented in 1878, popularized in the 1910's, and perfected in 2001.
Simple and straight to the point.
In an unnamed beach in Mexico, medically-trained, bird-taming Blake Lively goes toe to fin with a great white. The Shallows is less than 90 minutes long, and in that very short run time we get well-executed and beautifully-shot action sequences that work well despite the complete lack of a background story or any characterization, which resulted in the audience rooting less for the protagonist, at least that's what I did. Jaume Collet-Serrra focused instead…