Thursday, February 17, 2011

Sanctum Review

I must again apologize for the delay in this review getting up, but I can assure you, thant my schedule is slowly clearing up, and this blog will receive regular updates.

I want to talk to you today about a movie... Nuff said, as I will be telling you about Sanctum.

Sanctum is a re imagining of the timeless tale of man vs. nature, unlike most stories though, this is a steaming pile of garbage.

Let's start off with the characters. At the beginning of the movie, we are introduced to Josh, a young but extraordinarily talented deep-dive rock climber and son of the most famous deep-dive rock climber alive. His character is alright, nothing really jumps out at me about him, he seems to be the only sane one of the bunch. Next we meet Carl and his girlfriend, Carl is the epitome of the one-liner. His first lines in the movie are composed of every single one-liner/cliche you've ever heard....ever. Next we have Josh's father, a world-renowned deep-dive rock climber, who is on the verge of discovering the last known unexplored cave in the entire world. Every other character is virtually unimportant, so there is no need to go over them at all.

With the characters out of the way, let's discuss the plot...or at least what tries to masquerade as a plot. What happens is Josh appointed to bring supplies down to his father's team who is miles beneath the earth's surface when a storm on the surface traps everyone down inside the cave, trapped in a sanctum if you will. Now, the premise isn't too bad, where this movie falls flat on it's face is the acting, or lack thereof. The actors are atrocious and do nothing to complement the story being told, and in a story where the other other plot devices are... a cave... the acting needs to make you interested in the characters. Death is a big part of this movie as it seems to be around every corner, and yet again, I had no way of connecting to the characters, so I was very numbed to the death being portrayed...

The bottom line for me is that this movie is utter crap. Avoid it at all costs. Just because James Cameron's name on it doesn't mean it's Abyss 2. Sanctum gets a 1/10 from me only because the amount of laughter that insued after the movie was over between me and my friends made up for having to pay for this garbage.


  1. Glad I had absolutely no interest in watching this then. lol