Rating 8.5 out of 10
Director - Neil Marshall
Shauna Macdonald - Sarah
Natalie Jackson Mendoza - Juno
Alex Reid - Beth
Saskia Mulder - Rebecca
Myanna Buring - Sam
Hello ...ello.......ello...........ello ..............????
Is there anybody in here !??........ ere............ere................ere............. !???
Man ! Is it Dark in this Cave !!! .....ave ....ave .......ave !!1
Okay ! Okay , Sorry !! I'll turned off the Echo machine !! There ! Good to go !
|" I told you guys to clean the hot tub dam it !!"|
Here's the story in a nutshell ..............
The tale centers around three friends , Sarah , Juno and Beth (the main chicks of the story really ) .
These Girls are adventure junkies to the Max ! Open on a white water rafting scene . The girls take on some killer rapids . Afterwards , they pack up and head off in separate cars with plans of meeting up at the hotel later . Sarah is driving along with her husband when they get into a car accident ! (pipe through the head for old hubby ! Ooooo messy ! ) Sarah's world is shattered as all she loves is taken from her .
|"This was Sooo much easier when I was a size 6 !!"|
In the morning Juno gets them all up bright and early , and off they go to the deep ! They hike up to the cave system , passing some dead deer , strangely chewed ( Double Hhmmm!) along the way . At the cave , our unsuspecting Adrenalin Freaks Gear up and repel down into the Dark ! (Gulp !) For a while everything moves along fine . Creepy Cavern unfolding before them silent and calm . Everyones keeping an eye on Sarah , being in a delicate mental state (great time for a cave trip !! Duh !) They reach a point in the tunnels where , in order to proceed , they have to wriggle through a tiny , narrow crack ( Double and triple Gulp !!) and everyone goes through , No Probs ! Everyone that is , but Sarah , She has a panic attack and gets stuck ! Beth comes back for her and just as she's talking her through , the roof of this stone casket starts to collapse !! They make it into the next chamber , but the way out is sealed !!
|"Come on the fuse box is over in the corner !!"|
Sarah hurries back to the Gang , and says " I saw someone !!" They think old Sarah's had one to many adventure holidays and ignore her ! They Should Have Listened !!!!!!!
|"You never know who you'll meet at these raves !"|
Director Neil Marshall likes his horror , gritty and full of tension (Dog Soldiers ) and if not tension , then Gore with a capital "G" ! (Doomsday !) . With The Descent , he gets everything rolled into one package ! tension , Gore , Grittiness , along with a good story of how people react under pressure ! And what friendship means , when the chips are down ! Of course he cleverly uses the primal fears we all have of , the dark !(Yes old Axemaster still sleeps with the light on !! I Can;t Help It !!) and claustrophobia to set the mood for the flick ! Then add in some unwanted visitors in that Darkness ..... Bbbrerr !! Its good ! Its frightfully good !
But don't let me sway your opinion ! As always , I'm just here to review ! You decide , Faithful Screamophiles !!
Until we meet here in the Dankness again .....
and Remember ...... if your friend wants you to go on a caving trip ........ Punch him in the face and play Xbox instead !!