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Sanctum 3D

Posted on 04 February 2011 by admin

Shot in 3D with the same cameras used in Avatar…produced by the master of 3D himself, James Cameron. An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world. Master diver Frank McGuire and his team have explored the South Pacific’s Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Franks’s team-including his 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter their plans in order to survive. Dwindling supplies, challenged by the over-bearing forces of nature…they are confronted with the unavoidable question…can they survive, or will they be trapped underwater forever? In 3D, A JAMES CAMERON produced 3D FILM. My expectations for this film are high. I’ll report more after I see the film on Friday. /SDI

Well it’s got the James Cameron branding/produced by attached to it… but it does not quite live up to the standards of a James Cameron directed film. Technical merits I give them an A plus. A very difficult underwater shoot. Just getting the actors and underwater stunt divers from point A to point B was I’m sure a major task. I loved the flash flood in the cave, great action. The movie started off a bit slow…the action did pick up after 20 or so minutes in. The father son relationship was a bit forced in the opening act. The relationship and the dynamics between the two central characters father and son played well mid-way and through the end of the film. I enjoyed the film…but I was suprised…Saturday night opening weekend and the theater was only at 25% capacity.

Director: Alister Grierson
Writers: John Garvin (screenplay), Andrew Wight (screenplay)
Stars: Rhys Wakefield, Allison Cratchley and Christopher Baker
In theaters February 4, 2011
Running time: 109 minutes

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