young Josh joined Carl the financier and Carl's girlfriend, Victoria, to a beautiful yet unexplored underwater cave. Josh father, Frank was the leader of this particular underwater cave exploration site. right before Josh met with his father, an accident happened and the diver that submerged together with Frank was dead. arguments started among the group, some fingers were pointing at Frank while others defended him. moments later, a fierce tropical storm started on the surface, causing water to overflow into the cave. only half of the divers managed to get out, the remaining few was forced to fight raging water, deadly terrain and their panic. with the remaining diving equipment, they must navigate the underwater in search of a yet unknown escape route towards the sea.
first time ever, we were taken on a brutal underwater adventure. it was so believable that we find it absolutely difficult to breath! based on a true story, although we did see a few dead people in making, the plot was still far from predictable. it would have felt so much more familiar for a real diver, which we were not. but it did successfully overwhelmed us with its details. there were even some gore moments just to make things spicier, but with only minimal visual. it was quite a pity that we were not given much chance to connect with its characters, therefore feel nothing of their deaths. on the upside, the underwater scenes were remarkable. personally, all i remember doing while watching the film was taking one big breath after another.
some backgrounds on the movie:
- director: Alister Grierson
- released: 2011
- casts: Richard Roxburgh, Rhys Wakefield, Ioan Gruffudd, Alice Parkinson, Dan Wyllie, Christopher Baker, Cramer Cain
- language: English
- genre: Adventure/Thriller