When the Ring of Fire starts heating up with an unprecedented amount of volcanic activity a team of scientists are gathered to prevent a global catastrophe. But one of the scientists realizes early on that the cause of volcanic reactions is most likely due to a secret government operation investigating alternative energy resources from deep within the Earth's mantel. So even though the mission is designed to save the planet, someone has to make sure the government's involvement remains a secret. Written by
In the final scene, Marsha Crawford says to the reporter, "It's time the public learn of the causes of these natural phenomenon." The plural of phenomenon is phenomena. Her character has a scientific background and should know this. See more »
Dr. Jake Rollins:
You guys ready to do your thing?
[i.e. place a 4000 megaton nuclear bomb]
Tell us where you want it; we'll set the activation.
Dr. Jake Rollins:
I've uploaded the Spartan coordinates. The placement has to be pretty precise.
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The premise was not really that advertising in the first place, but I saw Descent(and I made sure not to get confused with The Descent) out of curiosity and because I had little better to do. Other than a decent soundtrack, which is the only reason why it is not among SyFy's worst(Titanic II, 2010:Moby Dick, Battle of Los Angeles, Super Tanker and Quantum Apocalypse were irredeemable), Descent is terrible in every other aspect. Choppily edited with dull lighting and very artificial-looking special effects, it is cheap to look at. It is very poorly written too, with cheesy and trite dialogue, cringe-worthy romance scenes, dramatic scenes that come across as forced, a basic story that feels not just derivative but feels all over the place in the telling of it and very unlikeable and stereotypical characters, especially the villain. The acting is very poor, Luke Perry is far too laid back in the lead and his colleagues are not much better. Overall, not recommended at all. 2/10 Bethany Cox
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