It’s a story of a group of underwater cave divers, some who do not return.
The film's beginning is photographically breathtaking with colorful and beautiful scenery, just like in the previews and trailers. That's short- lived after the team disappears into the big black hole to undertake its exploration of territory never before seen by another human being.
It doesn't take too long before the feeling of awe dissappears and turns into more of an "ahhhhh!"
Disasters one after another occur and the team's membership dwindles. It's kind of like the Poseidon adventure without the boat. In charge of the expedition is this film's Gene Hackman.
Then there’s Frank, played by Aussie Richard Roxburgh.
Frank is a legendary world explorer, but his son Josh, played by Rhys Wakefield, is less-than-impressed with dad. Josh happens to be along for this one.
Before I start in on how much I didn't like this film, there's a chance it might be like Cameron's “Avatar,” which was nothing if not seen in 3D.
I didn't go the 3D route with “Sanctum.” We're kind of getting 3Ded to death aren't we? Let a movie stand on its own merits without us having to buy and wear glasses every time.
OK with that, and without the glasses, all the swimming around the obviously man-made set reminded me of a water park. In addition to that, the acting was horrible, lines that were meant to be funny weren't, and in the end I was laughing at things not intended to be funny, for instance all the bickering and finger pointing.
If you get bored, you can always make a guess on how many get out at the end. And you can always see it in 3D and let me know if it's any better than the standard version I saw that was all wet.
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