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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...


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...

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...

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.

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)

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...

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...

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

August 09, 2006 6:47 AM  

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