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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Down and dirty...

So, I went and saw another recently released movie this past weekend; being a caver, it was sort of a "must see".

With half a dozen tough chicks crawling around underground, how could it miss?

Anyway, other than the typical Hollywood technical flaws (plainly evident to a caver and/or climber) it...wasn't awful.

Here's the official website:
The Descent

Warning! It's rather bloody...

12 Comments:

Blogger Libby Gone™ said...

Nice skull motif.......

August 08, 2006 9:00 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Wow, I need to get out more, never even heard one word about this until now.
At, what? $7 a ticket it's hard to come out completely satisfied with all but spectacular movies these days and there seem to be precious few of those.
I'm such a cheap bastard that I almost always wait for cable, usually only means a 3 month lag time.

August 08, 2006 9:03 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

Libby Gone™:
I thought the poster was rather artistic, too...

boberin:
Well, again, being a caver...I heard about it through the "grapevine" quite some time before it was released.

August 08, 2006 9:07 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Just watched the trailer (with no sound)
"Scariest movie of the 21st century", is that so?
Looks quite passable

August 08, 2006 9:09 AM  
Blogger The trotting Possum said...

I went down in a cave once, back in the '70s. The absolute blackness when we turned the flashlights off is not to be forgotten, but I get the willies just thinking about doing it again.

Some can do it, some can't. How many tough chicks would it take to lure me into a cave again? The first time was a dare, and boldness decreases with age. They'd have to hold my trembling hand, and that would be most un-macho. I'm not even sure I can watch the movie; all the whimpering and crying might spoil it for others.

August 08, 2006 10:06 AM  
Blogger boberin said...

Possum, count me in the "can't handle it" bunch. Claustophobia is irrational but that doesn't make it less real. Mind you I can tour a cave, have several times, well lit, paths, guided and could handle any cave if I can stand, even bent over and walk along but, get me into one of those tunnels where the rock/dirt is touching me on all sides and I'm a goner.
Won't even do a closed MRI, once was more than enough.
I'm a wimp, I'll admit it

August 08, 2006 10:52 AM  
Blogger JR said...

Camo, Here is an alternate ending... If you have not seen the movie do not (right click and open in new window)

August 08, 2006 1:03 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

boberin:
Maybe it's the scariest movie of the 21st century so far; it'll be about 90 some odd years before we know for sure...and I have no real expectations of being around to make that determination.

I've experienced claustophobia once. It was in a place called Knox Cave in upstate New York, where there's a passage known as the Gun Barrel. It's about 14" in diameter, for about 50'. Had to intellectualize myself out of the feeling. No fun at all.

Possum:
You're right, it does not get any darker than deep in a cave with the lights off.

But somehow, I'd bet it would only take one tough chick to lure you into a cave again.
(Heh, heh)

JR:
Alternate ending, huh? I viewed it, but then, I've seen the movie. The one they used was better, methinks...

August 08, 2006 6:52 PM  
Blogger Beerme said...

I'll wait until next Tuesday to watch it. At my local theater, Tuesday is five dollar tickets all day, with a small pop and popcorn only 2 bucks, with free refills. It's a cheap date for the wife and me.

They are really pushing the bloody/gory aspects of this movie, so I suspected it would lack most everything else (like plot, character development and the like).

August 08, 2006 6:58 PM  
Blogger camojack said...

Beerme:
The movie actually had some character development. The plot, of course, was the usual for a horror film...kill, or be killed.

You may as well save a few bucks, though; they have $5 showtimes around here, but I'm surprised about the soda and popcorn (with free refills, no less!) for $2...

August 08, 2006 10:26 PM  
Blogger benning said...

I agree that the logo is artistic and quite clever.

Dunno, I don't have much of an appetite for horror flicks. Seems like every third film these days is a gory romp through somebody's psychosis.

August 09, 2006 5:22 AM  
Blogger camojack said...

benning:
Well...neuroses and psychoses do make excellent material for horror movies.

August 09, 2006 6:47 AM  

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