The Lure

★★½☆ – (2015) – Two mermaids become nightclub singers and fall for (or murder) humans. There’s virtually no character development, as most of the subtitles are dedicated to awful song lyrics. The storytelling is quietly poetic, however, and enjoyment is gradually reached. Sometimes difficult to withstand, yet often hard to look away from.

47 Meters Down

★½☆☆ – (2017) – Two friends become stranded in an underwater cage beneath shark infested waters. Does manage a moment or two of suspense, and the overall dread is fitting, but the rancid dialog all but destroys the experience. The characters are annoying to the point where one can’t help but root for the sharks.