Directed by Ben Parker.
Starring Johannes Kuhnke, Charlotte Salt, James McArdle, and Elliot Levey.
A three-man Special Ops team on a secret recovery mission and a civilian pilot become trapped underwater in a small claustrophobic submersible craft off the coast of North Korea.
Given my immense phobia of drowning and distaste for tight spaces, Ben Parker’s The Chamber should have scared me ghost-pale. All that’s missing is one circling shark – with or without a frikin’ laser beam attached to its head – to recreate many a childhood nightmare. This should have been a film that suffocated, crippled and unsettled me with deep resentment, yet cinematic anxiety never wrapped its constricting tentacles. You’ll feel trapped alright, but just by a tedious single-setting thriller and frontrunner for *the* worst movie ending I’ll see all 2018.
“S.O.S?” More like “W.T.F.”
*looks around for high fives,