'Sanctum: The Real Story' explores the back story of producer/writer and expedition leader Andrew Wight, who teams up with Hollywood director James Cameron to make a 3-D feature film of a cave diving expedition.
In a time before Lord Voldemort, Lucius, an apprentice to the powerful queen of darkness, Zabravia, is ordered to capture and execute his brother Elias in a pitiful attempt to redeem ... See full summary »
Refusing to believe her story about cave-dwelling monsters, the sole survivor of a spelunking exploration gone horribly wrong is forced to follow the authorities back into the caves where something awaits.
Michael J. Reynolds,
The 3-D action-thriller Sanctum follows a team of underwater cave divers on a treacherous expedition to the largest, most beautiful and least accessible cave system on Earth. When a tropical storm forces them deep into the caverns, they must fight raging water, deadly terrain and creeping panic as they search for an unknown escape route to the sea. Master diver Frank McGuire has explored the South Pacific's Esa-ala Caves for months. But when his exit is cut off in a flash flood, Frank's team-including 17-year-old son Josh and financier Carl Hurley are forced to radically alter plans. With dwindling supplies, the crew must navigate an underwater labyrinth to make it out. Soon, they are confronted with the unavoidable question: Can they survive, or will they be trapped forever?Written by
Director Alister Grierson and cinematographer Jules O'Loughlin had no experience with 3D prior to working on this film. Thus, they had learn how to light the scenes, use the stereoscopic space and manipulate the cameras from scratch. See more »
Glow-sticks do not abruptly extinguish when they are depleted, as shown in the final scene with Josh in the tunnel. The glow gradually decreases over a longer period of time until depleted. See more »
Josh? Wow, your old man let you come up for air?
Oh you're kidding, right?
Oh you're gonna be in the shit.
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Documentary-like ... totally acceptable cave film .............
Going into "Sanctum", I was relieved to know there would be zero cave monsters jumping out of the darkness. This was going to be a cave movie for thinkers, trying to get out of a flooding cave, with no clue what lay ahead. "Sanctum" is totally acceptable, if you perceive the film as being documentary-like, and can overlook lack of character development, and simply watch the action. The 3D experience is marginal at best, because everything is so confined and dark. I couldn't tell you one cast members name, just that there was a leader, his son, a financier, a grunt, and a couple of disposable females. Nevertheless, I enjoyed "Sanctum" for what It was, an exciting experience in underground survival. - MERK
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