Thursday, November 4, 2010

We Get It, James Cameron. You LOOOOVE to film underwater... Here's "Sanctum"

An underwater cave diving team experiences a life-threatening crisis during an expedition to the unexplored and least accessible cave system in the world. [IMDB]

Ughhh... he just looooves to use his little submarines and underwater camera equipment.

So J-Cam is bringing us Sanctum. I'm actually surprised that this is his follow up to Avatar, mostly because Avatar was quite original (haters quit hatin') and this spelunking concept has been done to death. The Cave (2005), The Descent (2005) plus the sequel, not to mention Cameron's own The Abyss (1989) which also involved tons of underwater shots and claustrophobimoments.

I almost stopped watching the trailer when the chick sarcastically said "What could possibly go wrong diving in caves?" Oh HA HA, it makes it SO original by acknowledging that everyone knows the shit's gonna hit the submarine propellor.

The visuals will be beautiful, I'm sure, the 3D will probz be cool, and it stars a bunch of people I don't recognize, which I usually like since I'm not distracted by star status. Although I did spot my Welsh-crush Ioan Gruffudd (aka Mr. Fantastic) in the trailer.


The Masked Critic said...

I'll peep it because anything remotely involving underwater gets my attention. The big-ass hole in the ground that they explore actually exist which is pretty bad ass.

Avatar wasn't THAT original, but what in Hollywoodland is now a days? Dispite it's semi-lack of originality, I was still able to get completely lost in the movie and it's beauty and appreciate it for what it was - a very good film.

Chuck said...

My wife being a diver and the fact she loves diving cenotes will make this a must-see. Looks badass to me!

Christina In Wonderland said...

Cameron used to be one of my personal creative gods sitting atop their own private Mount Olympus in my mind. Now, I avoid anything with his name on it. I can't stand artists who lose sight of their art and focus on the money, or on redoing plot lines that are better left alone. :/

JRL said...

Not really sure a giant hole in the ground is really where the money is. Although the last water he made did pretty well... and we didn't really know who DiCaprio was then either. Could be another break for some of these thespians.