There are places man was never meant to go.
A group of biologists discovers a huge network of unexplored caves in Romania. The biologists believe they have found an undisturbed eco-system that has produced a new species. They hire the best American team of underwater cave explorers in the world. The team is so excited about the new cave that they start the dive immediately along with the biologists. While exploring deeper in the underwater caves, a cave-in blocks their exit, so they must find a new way out. They soon discover a larger carnivorous creature has added them to its food chain.
This masterclass in mediocrity warrants a one sentence review: ' Just watch the Descent'.
2005 saw the release of two strikingly similar horror films, the exceptional The Descent and the terrible The Cave. Both feature a group of mostly young people trapped in a cave filled with blood-lusting creatures, who gradually decimate the group. Whereas the former was terrifying and very effectively claustrophobic, the latter is a trite mess of clichés and poor acting. It reaches none of the uncompromising terror of its counter-part and more often than not had me smirking at the uninspired dialogue.
Comparisons between the two are inevitable, as unfair as that may seem, but there is really no contest here, because The Descent did such an incredible job at using the strengths of its location to their absolute best.…
This film is poo.
Its like Sanctum, but with monsters. An equally incapable armature team (supposedly the best in the world) gets to explore a big cave somehwere in Romanian. Much like Sanctum, this "best-in-the-world-at-what-they-do" team, manage to screw everything up, and then they're fucked because.. and I quote the film "Who's fucking going to save us, huh?! They would send in the professionals, the best team! Well guess what, that's us! We're the rescue team!"
You may laugh, I sure did.
Waste of time.
I had some vague recollection of hearing bad things about this film. But I saw it in a '3 for £5' offer and decided to give it a chance. It could turn out to be one of those films that most people hate but is actually quite enjoyable.
Sadly, it's not. There are moments of fleeting excitement although they are few and far between. The overwhelming downside of The Cave is the lack of characterisation. To say that the characters all gaze in awe at Paper Mario's surfeit of dimensions is an understatement. It is a relatively easy task to write a description of every character in one word; 'relatively easy' because I can't even think of one word for…
Nine divers are trapped in an underwater cave system. Unfortunatly for them this isolated ecosystem is already inhabited by some pesky creatures that don't like visitors.
Given this plotline "The Cave" has to acquiesce to be compared to "The Descent" from the same year. Now "The Cave" had about 10 times the budget of the latter, but that doesn't make it necessarily the better movie. Obviously the CGI and sets are superior, but it also takes away some of the gritty realism.
If I had never seen "The Descent" I would have given this more points, but the hollywoodzation kind of spoils it. Every man is heroic, every woman looks like she just walked off a catwalk and they all have ridiculous, whiter than white teeth. I bet even the creatures brush at least five times a day.
better than the descent
I view The Cave as a bad rip-off of the superior British horror film, The Descent. The Cave basically follows the exact same path, except its a lot less inspired. The film is so not inspired that it's ridiculously stupid with actors who over do it, and they try to create something horrifying and tense on screen. If you've seen The Descent, you've seen this one. A badly acted film riddled with clichés from every possible horror film. I thought that this film was a pure waste of time because it didn't do anything good with its plot. The film relied on clichés the whole time, and the film was predictable. The horror was so poorly done that it was…
I honestly wasn't paying too much attention.
i want to watch it
poor relation of the descent lol
This is probably the least fun I've ever had watching a horror movie. For as beautiful a setting as this cave is, the camera does a miserable job of displaying it. All its visual appeal has to be imagined, even though it's right there. All it would have taken is a shot that stood still for five seconds. The editing is all over the place making action scenes uncomfortable and indiscernible. The suspense is not played into as much as it should have been, and pretty much any opportunity for a genuinely scary moment was ignored. On top of that, the characters were totally void of interest.
I did like the whole scene where the blonde female was scaling the…
Really poor stuff.