Wednesday, October 10, 2012
In Cape Town, South Africa, Kate (Halle Berry), is a purported “shark whisperer” who hangs up her wetsuit following the death of a fellow diver who becomes shark chum during a risky dive that she insisted they perform. Fast-forward one year and we find Kate struggling to keep her tourist boat ride business afloat (pun intended). Against her better judgment she reluctantly agrees to take a narcissistic English businessman and his nerdy teenage son on a shark dive (“no cages”). Joining the adventure is Kate’s ex-boyfriend who adds to the tense atmosphere by drudging up old hurts, and another “sailor” who might as well be a red shirt from Star Trek. Trouble ensues as the boorish businessman begins to take unnecessary risks during their dives, which places them all in jeopardy as they face off against great whites.