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...
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...
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.
Conclusion: Sanctum isn't everything it could be, and doesn't do James Cameron's 3D techniques justice. It's a passable thriller with a passable cast and a barely passable script, nothing more. Universal's Blu-ray release has a few issues all its own, but most of them trace back to the film itself.
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!
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.