“47 Meters Down: Uncaged” (Entertainment Studios)

Brianne Tju stars in a scene from the movie "47 Meters Down: Uncaged." The Catholic News Service classification is A-III -- adults. (CNS/Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures)

By Catholic News Service

Jumpy follow-up to the 2017 original in which a quartet of American teen girls living in Mexico (Corinne Foxx, Sistine Stallone, Sophie Nelisse, and Brianne Tju) goes scuba diving in the submerged, shark-infested ruins of a Mayan city where they become trapped and are forced to fight for their lives.

Returning director and co-writer Johannes Roberts ramps up the gore but also explores themes of altruism, cooperation and family unity on the way to a coincidental ending that strains credulity. Not for the faint of heart.

Graphic, bloody shark attacks, gruesome images, a few obscene gestures, a couple of crass words. The Catholic News Service classification is A-III — adults. The Motion Picture Association of America rating is PG-13 — parents strongly cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.

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