Sanctum: Mini Review

Alice Parkinson and Ioan Gruffudd in Sanctum – Photo by Universal Pictures – © 2011 Universal Studios. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Sanctum (Blu-ray) – Where to begin with the terribleness of Sanctum? For starters, I think I would have hated it a lot more if I saw it in the theatre in 3-D as I can’t imagine anything would have been better with that added element. And how did this B-Movie get such a huge backing from James Cameron and Universal Pictures? It’s garbage. The acting and the script are ridiculous, and most of the movie looks washed out and bland. The true story it’s inspired by is heart-wrenching, and for them to make this mockery out of it is just lame. The movie follows a group of cave explorers who find themselves trapped underground about to drown after a tropical storm hits. There are a few scenes that got a reaction out of me as they fight to get out, but overall you’d be better off avoiding this junk.

As for the Blu-ray release, it’s a disgrace to the format. This could be the source material, but I’ve never been so displeased by the video or audio quality of a title in high-def as I was with Sanctum. Special features include deleted scenes, a featurette on the real story, and more. Film ** Blu-ray ** (2 out of 5 stars).

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