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The Cave (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Adventure, Horror, Thriller  |  26 August 2005 (USA)
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Bloodthirsty creatures await a pack of divers who become trapped in an underwater cave network.

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Dr. Nicolai
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Dr. Bacovia
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Mike - Caver #1
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Razvan - Caver #3
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Corvin - Caver #4
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Storyline

Decades after a rock church in communist Romania's Carpathians caved when an expedition caused a landslide and buried everyone, Dr. Nicolai's scientific team exploring the associated Templar Knights monster fighting-legend discovers a deep, flooded cave system and hires the brothers Jack and Tyler's brilliant divers team to explore it. Another explosion traps them, after finding a mysterious parasite turning all species carnivore, and later an independently evolved predator species. Jack may be infected and turning, but Tyler sticks with him, so the group splits, hunted by the monsters, which also fly. Written by KGF Vissers

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diver | parasite | flare | diving | cave | See All (67) »

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There are places man was never meant to go. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense creature violence | See all certifications »

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26 August 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£563,761 (UK) (26 August 2005)

Gross:

$149,658 (South Africa) (7 April 2006)
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The actors sometimes had to spend up to 10 - 12 hours a day in a wetsuit, constantly in and out of the water. See more »

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When Briggs is talking to the rest of the team on the fiber optic line, the counter on the video screen jumps backwards between shots. See more »

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Kathryn: At first, I thought it couldn't survive outside of a cave environment. Now, I'm not sure. I think it wants to get out.
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Would've been better WITHOUT the creatures!
28 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I give it an average "5" because it's an average movie. Not really bad, not really good. Just not really ANYTHING. It just sat there and didn't really do anything. As a "man against the elements" movie, it was at least interesting. As a "creature feature," it was completely dull and unoriginal. The characters were one-dimensional - you wouldn't care about any of them.

Rather than letting us spend the time with these characters to learn how and why they are so close-knit, the script writer simply had one of the characters say, "We're like a family." - OK, if you say so . . . then why does no one in the group shed a single tear when people start dying? Characters move from death scene to death scene as if they are just losing casual acquaintances - but wait, she said "they are like a family." OH, I get it - because most family members can't stand each other - OK, now it makes sense! Anyway - if they had lost the monsters, gotten some better actors and a better script, and simply made a movie about cave divers lost underground having to band together to get out, this might have been a decent movie. As it is, the "escape the cave" element is never really richly developed, and instead the focus seems to be on "scaring" you, which it never does, or "wowing" you with action and effects, which it CERTAINLY never does.

In the end, a wasted opportunity, with the only redeeming feature being the nice sets and photography. Wait till it comes to cable, dudes!


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