Excerpt: One-dimensional characters try to stay ahead of the water rapidly filling a vast, unmapped cave in this survival drama produced by James Cameron. The 3D imagery is stunning, though be warned: If you’re claustrophobic or afraid of drowning, this is not the movie for you.
Excerpt: SANCTUM Executive producer James Cameron lends his marketable screen credit and the 3-D cameras he developed for Avatar to director Alister Grierson's modestly budgeted Australian disaster thriller, about a spelunking expedition gone awry in the underwater bowels of Papua New Guinea.
Excerpt: If your movie’s biggest selling point is that it uses the same cameras as Avatar , then perhaps your priorities are a little out of whack. The James Cameron-produced thriller Sanctum was indeed filmed with the same equipment as Cameron’s mega-grossing epic, and as such its 3D effects are more...
Excerpt: It doesn't matter if it's a sinking ship, a hijacked plane or in this case, a flooded cave, we've seen this story too many times to care anymore. The only original thing about this film is that there is no undercurrent love story. There's more that will annoy you than entertain you.
Excerpt: I really think Hollywood needs to set some rules in place when it comes to making films that are ‘based on true events’. Sanctum is a good case study, whereby we have a film that is cliched and cheesy but apparently based on events that actually took place.
Conclusion: James Cameron kan bare ikke slippe dybet. Først i den dræbende langsomme men teknologisk imponerende The Abyss, så Titanic, og så en flok dokumentarfilm om andre ting, der foregår i havet. (Hans første film nogensinde var endda en efterfølger til kultgyseren Piranha, som - surprise!