Go See It ****(Four Stars)
If you are into wicked scary movies with intense scenes that
both make you wince and shutter, then this is your movie.
The Descent is creepy from the very beginning. I was
impressed with the back story for Sarah (Shauna
MacDonald) who seems to be a normal fun loving
athletic girl who suffers personal tragedy, and as a method
of getting over her loss and not focusing on it, she and her
best girlfriends go on a cave exploring expedition.
My favorite scene was the first shocking and startling
scene when Sara looses her family. It completely caught me
off guard and I screamed really loud.
This movie was wicked scary and intensely suspenseful,
and most definitely not for
(fear of darkness). If you are not afraid of the dark now,
you will be after watching this movie.
By the way, watch out for that bitch Juno (Natalie
Jackson Mendoza), she may be a fierce
Liu and Lara
Croft, but beware for she will cut you
and she will lead you down into a cave that is not the
cave you are supposed to be in.
There are scenes that are necessary for the building up
of character as well as time and distance but they tend to
drag on as we are watching them explore. Eventually the plot
thickens and things get a bit gruesome. Imagine an
extremely graphic movie that is very much a survival of the
fittest two miles below the ground in a cave.
Dare I say, yes I have just seen a great horror film. It
was as equally disturbing as it was terrifying. The only
reason you should not see this film is if scary movies give
you scary dreams. This one and the creepy bat people will
definitely give you nightmares.
Suspense/Horror. One year after a tragic accident, six
girlfriends meet in a remote part of the Appalachians for
their annual caving trip. Deep below the surface of the
earth, disaster strikes when a rock falls and blocks their
route back to the surface. The girls soon learn that Juno,
the thrill-seeking leader of the expedition, has brought
them to an unexplored cave and that as a result no knows
where they are to come rescue them. The group splinters and
each push on, praying for another exit. But there is
something else lurking under the earth- a race of monstrous
humanoid creatures that are adapted perfectly to life in the
dark. As the friends realize they are now prey, they are
forced to unleash their most primal instincts in an all-out
war against an unspeakable horror- one that attacks without
warning, again and again and again. 99 minutes. MPAA Rating:
R (for strong violence/gore and language).
Official Movie Site:
Show Times at
Sunrise Cinemas and Muvico Theaters