Sanctum 3D Movie Reviews
User reviews on Sanctum 3D
I kind of liked this film and I am very happy that I got to see it in 3D. It was so beautiful visually and couple of the scenes were totally awesome in 3D. The cinematography is spectacular and 3D was not overused. I really enjoyed the scene with the eel and I was gripping my friends hand and squeezing it. I did feel like the acting was not the best and the dialogue was off sometimes, it was not very believable. Nonetheless, I think the movie was filled with action and adventure and I was highly entertained. The movie was based on true events and that made it more scary and thrilling. I am very glad I saw it in 3D and I think I willl go see it one more time in IMAX 3D, it should look totally awesome. If you like action/adventure films, you will definitely enjoy this one.
I do not know why I saw this movie in 3D, there was no reason to do it whatsoever. First of all, it was way too dark, and second of all it did not feel real at all. The only part that was actually worth seeing in 3D was the eel attack, but is one scene worth it? There was one scene where the character got into some trouble under water and I still can not figure out exactly what happened, the close up shots in 3D were way too confusing and spatially just not right. If anybody can explain what happened there I would love to hear the answer. I kind of want to see this movie not in 3D and figure out what happened in half of the scenes. In my opinion, this film really did not need to be in 3D and it hared the reputation of James Cameron and 3D itself.
I am majorly claustrophobic and seeing this movie in 3D was obviously a huge mistake. I honestly had to take my glasses off and take deep breaths throughout the movie. It was not that good or realistic, I am just really that afraid of dark, small places and being trapped in a cave or sufficating under water is the realization of my worst nightmare. The scene with the eel attack was the worst, I really wanted to leave after that. So, I guess, it was worth seeing this film in 3D, my friend sure enjoyed it, but it was way too much for me. The dialogue in the movie kind of sucked and at times it was just plain stupid, but it was hard for me to really focus on what was really going on. In conclusion, I think I need to see this movie not in 3D and figure out if i actually liked it.
Why must you do this to me, James Cameron? While not actually responsible for Sanctum, Cameron's name is prominently perched on the poster, which means a lot of people are going to go to this expecting Avatar 2. Unfortunately, the only thing this film shares with Cameron's film is the 3-D and stilted dialogue.
It shouldn't have been this way. The story, about a group of cavers that get trapped by a giant flood in one of the world's largest uncharted cave systems should have been awesome, and at times, it is. The group runs for their lives as the cave begins to flood, and the underwater footage can be pretty awesome. The 3-D wasn't an afterthought, so that at least looks good too. But then there's the script.
Oy, the script. Looking for cliches and lots of screaming? You've come to the right place. Cameron has always been known for stilted dialogue and cliches galore, but this script (co-written by his scuba partner Andrew Wight, on whom the story is also loosely based) makes Titanic sound like Lolita. None of the actors (all little known in this country) can withstand the force of awful script. It's too bad. I had higher hopes. That's what you get when you slap the name of the most famous director of all time on your movie.