Excerpt: ) to a cave exploring operation he has going on in the largest and most inaccessible hole in the ground on the planet. This particular cave has underground waterways that are believed to empty out in the ocean and the goal of the project is to find that waterway.
Excerpt: Master diver Frank McGuire leads a team - including his 17-year-old son - to explore the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. But when a tropical storm cuts off their only escape route, the team must work together to find their way through an uncharted and dangerous underwater labyrinth to make it out alive. With time running out, can they survive, or will they be trapped forever.
Excerpt: Murphy’s Law is… err, sorry. Sanctum is a story of the old mantra, “what can go wrong, will go wrong.” Nothing goes right for these people, from deaths before their cave-trapped peril even begins to the mountain of dramatized end-the-suffering styled drowning, Sanctum is all about milking the dramatic. Oh, and it’s also about plastering James Cameron’s name all over it despite the famed director sitting in as a producer and nothing else.
Conclusion: Overall, 'Sanctum' is a fairly middle of the road Blu-ray release. The movie is strictly average. It's a bit slow at times, but manages to deliver suspense at key moments. The video could be better, but the audio presentation is excellent. Aside from the movie, the special features included are pretty extensive, especially the 47 minute making of documentary.
Excerpt: A team of divers set out to explore a series of caves deep beneath the ocean's surface in Papa New Guinea. There's Frank (Richard Roxburgh, Van Helsing ), the most experienced diver and leader of the expedition; Josh (Rhys Wakefield, Broken Hill ), his estranged son; wealthy Carl (Ioan Gruffudd, The TV Set ), who is bankrolling the expedition; his girlfriend Victoria (Alice Parkinson, X-Men Origins: Wolverine ), and several other crew and assistants.
Summary: Just in case Neil Marshall's The Descent didn't convince you that caving was a terrible idea, along comes executive producer James Cameron and hand-picked director Alister Grierson's Sanctum to finish the job. Falling debris, drownings, hypothermia, rock slides, broken air canisters, claustrophobia, budding madness, climbing accidents, tragic deaths and good ol' fashioned murder (pronounced "muuuurder," with one raised eyebrow) are just a few of the dangers brimming...
Excerpt: James Cameron has been so integral to the marketing of Sanctum that it's easy to know he's involved before even knowing the film's plot. But please, do not be fooled-- Sanctum is to a Cameron film as Epic Movie is to Airplane! , a cruel and soulless copy that apes but fundamentally misunderstands everything Cameron does right.
Excerpt: The 3D thriller Sanctum was vaguely inspired by a 1988 flood that trapped co-writer Andrew Wight and 13 other divers in a cave. But no one would ever mistake the film for a true history: From start to finish, it’s a rigidly formulaic disaster picture, melded with the form of a coming-of-age story. There’s the quick introduction to the players, their relationships, and the layout of the gigantic, partially unexplored, partially underwater cave system they’re exploring.