REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum

Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Vancouver LifeStyles (VLS) > Entertainment Forum

Entertainment District
Members' movie reviews, Trailers, TV show post-discussions. Warning: Absolutely, do not post links to pirated or illegal download sites!

Thread Tools
Old 02-25-2011, 11:17 AM   #1
6793026's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: BC, HK, USA
Posts: 5,733
Thanked 1,392 Times in 503 Posts

Sanctum, yup, it's the movie that no one would really care about until you see the word James Cameron as the executive producer (he was invited to produce the 3D part of the film).

The movie was "based on a true story" and it takes place in Papua New Guinea and it's about underwater cave exploration and rock climbing. Things go wrong and you can guess the rest.

I've done a year of real rock climbing at Squamish and I've been teaching Scuba diving for the past 10 years. I also have friends who does underwater photography (he did the lighting for I-Robot car accident scene at the UBC pool) With these experiences under my belt, I was able "appreciate" the movie, but I could never imagine my dad who watched it with me would get it if I wasn't there to explain it to him.

There's about 30% of rock climbing which wasn't hard to understand, but when it got to underwater cave diving there were a few technical aspects: decompression, getting bent, tri mix, rebreathers, full face masks, clearing of masks, going thru tight spaces, breathing from underwater tanks etc. You need to be a Scuba diver to really understand parts of the movie.

Back to the movie; because it was at Papua New Guinea, a lot of their dive gear were all sponsored from an Australia company and it's like watching an advertising ad the whole time. I'm not sure if the actors were Aussies or Kiwis but DAMN their accents were so hard to understand. They only had 2 people in the movie with decent English which really didn't help.

Story was OK, scenes were beautiful but the acting sucked, their accents didn't help, script lacked depth in character building, and it would be much more rewarding if their actually found something at the caves.

Acting: 5/10
Story: 7/10
Scuba and rock climbing 7/10
Was it interesting, yes it was, but I would wait for download: 7/10 for non divers, 8/10 if you're a diver / climber.

Arguing on the internet is like running in the SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

Even if you win, you're still retarded.
6793026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
My homepage has been set to RS
RayBot's Avatar
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Richmond
Posts: 2,424
Thanked 95 Times in 65 Posts its more like a general interest movie. Well, its good to see a certain point of view; after reading that, made me a little bit more curious to watch it now. thanks.
RayBot is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc. cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of