James Cameron’s “Sanctum” Gets Mixed Response

February 6th, 2011 - 3:12 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
sanctumFeb 6, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A cave-diving expedition in the “the largest unexplored cave system in the world” turns out to be a catastrophe when heavy flood hits the area. This is the main story of the 3-D movie “Sanctum” which hit the silver screen on Friday. The movie is directed by Alister Grierson and James Cameron is the executive producer of the project. However, it seems that the much-anticipated movie could not woo the audience as expected. Few days back, the director of “Avatar” gave an interview to a reputed media outlet where he spoke about the newly released film “Sanctum”.

James Cameron said that when a person deals with a cave or an ocean, one has to depend on the whims and fancies of nature. The ace director said that “Sanctum” is not a documentary and no supernatural elements are attached to the flick. James Cameron said that the movie is a drama of “survival” and added that the movie says a lot about his character. He said that while he was a child, he was restless, curious and was attracted to nature and “Sanctum” shows this side of him through the characters. However, the critics have a different opinion about the movie and according to a renowned critic, the screenplay of “Sanctum” is poor and even some of the notable actors could not live up to the expectations of the audience.

Roger Ebert, the critic of a reputed network said that “Sanctum” could be taken as a case study for the students to show why the directors should not use 3-D. On the other hand, some critics are of the opinion that the movie is “beautifully photographed” and the director has made better use of technology than most other films. Jordan Hoffman, a notable film critic said that he was impressed by the thrills in the movie.

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