Starring: Richard Roxburgh, Ioan Gruffudd and Rhys Wakefield
Executive Produced by: James Cameron
Story: 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? (Universal Pictures)
Bottom Line: I hope you’ve all seen Best Picture nominee 127 HOURS – the one with the trapped climber who tries to free himself. …because that movie is phenomenal and SANCTUM, about trapped climbers/divers, is not. It’s produced by James Cameron but the 3D is a complete waste of time and the movie is plagued with bad acting, cheesy dialogue and a whole lot of predictability. There’s a little tension to be had but you can get more intensity from anything available on the Discovery Channel or an episode of The Road Runner. A few couple of cool turns give SANCTUM a chance to catch a few quick breathes but ultimately can’t save this waterlogged, dog-paddler from sinking like a stone.