If you live anywhere in the US of A, chances are you've been bombarded by commercials and trailers for Sanctum. If this were any other movie, I guess it'd be fine, since big movies tend to get their stuff plastered all over TV anyways, but Sanctum's ad blitz was different. Right from the beginning, your puny, peasant brain is force fed huge amounts of James Cameron's name every five seconds or so. "From executive producer James Cameron... / The director of Titanic and Avatar... / The guy with a hard on for 3D... / CONVINCED YET?..." This is unfortunate, since I first saw this trailer and said to myself this might be some sort of spiritual successor to one of my favorite movies of all time, The Abyss. It's too bad James Cameron pretty much just stuck his name on the trailers to get people to pay up the $20 or whatever those ridiculous 3D movie tickets cost these days to watch this stinker.
|James Franco called. He wants his climbing shit back.|
|"Josh is a pretty cool guy. He climbs the caves and doesn't afraid of drowning."|
|Yo, that's a big ass cave tho...|
|I was rooting for the cave to take them all out. True story.|
TL;DR - cave explorers try to survive flooding caves and movie execs try to get your dollars with DAT 3D - 4/10