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average creature flick, 28 August 2005
This wasn't a bad movie if you like creature flicks. It isn't original,
but it does nothing badly and is interesting enough to spend 1.5 hours
Firstly: why is it that the entire team consists of hunks and babes?
Even the scientists are good looking chicks. Oh well, we'll just have
to suspend our thinking and just accept that actors have to be good
looking these days, even if their roles completely rule out looking
like a supermodel.
As for the movie itself: the action, plot (if there is any to speak
of), effects and direction are OK, as is the acting.. Once again,
nothing special, novel or interesting but not bad either. The editing
was decent except for the action shots. Why does every editor and/or
director think that they are doing an MTV clip these days? Keep the
camera still! If you think I can see what's going on in random .3
second bursts of film, you're wrong. So irritating.
The effects are OK. Although at times the caves are lit in ways that
are impossible for the little flashlights to accomplish, the set is
generally dark enough to be realistic. The caves look real. The
monsters are not that good but they are almost never shown completely,
and in doing so they are acceptable. I do wish the movie had more gore
though. Being, as almost all horror movies these days, PG-13 to cash in
on teenage kids' money, it does not show any gore besides some
scratches and some ugly but very brief ceature shots.
Final comment: I wish the movie had revolved around the first cave
expedition that is shown during the introduction titles. They seemed a
hell of a lot more interesting than that group of supermodels who came
in later. Real men, real people, driven by greed. Oh well.
Decent action, decent thrills. Not bad to kill some time with.
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