The Cave

2005

Action / Adventure / Horror / Thriller

38
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 11%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 28%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 31265

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Director

Cast

Lena Headey as Dr. Kathryn Jennings
Piper Perabo as Charlie
Morris Chestnut as Top Buchanan
Daniel Dae Kim as Alex Kim
720p.BLU
650.91 MB
1280*720
English
PG-13
23.976 fps
1hr 37 min
P/S 7 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sonaaaneja 5 / 10

Is it The Cave or The Average Movie About Creatures

The starting is pretty eye catching but the longer the movie goes, the more boring and dull it gets. It's hard to see what's happening underwater during most of the scenes but the climax makes up for it. The ending scene is thought-provoking but is only recommended if you're looking for an average thriller or something that's not too scary.

Reviewed by tammykins 7 / 10

An underrated movie.

This movie had pretty much everything it should. The photography and scenery were very beautifully done. The cast was fun and varied, Cole Hauser especially was very intense and captivating and carried the movie well. There was plenty of suspense, horror, adventure, action, monsters, 3D graphics, the whole range. But a lot of people whine "Its just like Alien". While there are some similar elements between to two, I didn't think of Alien while watching it, and I've seen this movie a few times. Its hard to make a monster movie that DOESN'T have elements in common with others. After seeing some truly miserable movies that people give high marks too, I don't follow the low marks this movie got unless most of the self-important reviewers were from the "Shakespeare in the Park" set. This movie did what it set out to do, and in a fun picturesque way.

Reviewed by bowmanblue 8 / 10

In the shadow of 'The Decent'

There's plenty of instances where two films come out practically at the same time and have exactly the same premises, i.e. Volcano vs Dante's Peak, Armageddon vs Deep Impact, Shark's Tale vs Finding Nemo and so on. Here, a film about a not-so-lucky band of caving explorers who found themselves trapped underground at the mercy of a pack of slobbering monsters really resonated with horror audiences. And this film was called 'The Decent.' Therefore, when the (slightly less imaginatively-titled) 'The Cave' was released at roughly the same time and also able to be summed up in a similar statement, no one really noticed.

And that's a shame, but 'The Cave' isn't that bad. Okay, so that's hardly high praise, but we are talking about films in terms of horror movies here, so I'm sure its core audience is hardly expecting deep and meaningful character development or overarching story arcs. What most horror fans are looking for is a few nice kills, the odd gruesome monster and characters you sort of what to root for over whatever is trying to murder them. And, based on that appraisal of the horror audience's collective desires, I think 'The Cave' ticks all boxes.

As I previously mentioned a group of caving explorers are trapped in a subterranean nightmare when a pack of beasties start having them for lunch. What follows is your generic monster movie where they're offed one by one, but each character is just about well-rounded enough for you to noticed when they're being devoured and you'll probably have fun trying to work out who's going to live and who's going to die first (hint: the film does its best not to succumb to the obvious when it comes to character deaths!). I'm guessing a fair part of the movie was filmed in a studio set to save on actors really going underground, so I'm assuming the caves were fake, but they looked pretty reasonable and the film's budget must have gone some way on the sets. Unfortunately, that means that the monsters are a little under-developed and you only catch glimpses of them here and there for the most part.

Fans of 'Game of Thrones' may enjoy seeing one of Lena Headley's less-known early performances and – for me, anyway – is about the only recognisable face among the cast.

There's nothing new here and, yes, The Decent probably does everything on offer here better. However, if – like me – you're a fan of the monster-munching genre then there should be enough here to keep you entertained for an hour and a half.

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