The Cave (2005)
Critic Consensus: Despite its stylized and impressive sets, this horror-monster movie mish-mash suffers from endless cliches and wildly implausible plotlines.
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Critic Reviews for The Cave
A generic duffer that's as exciting as a hole in the ground.
Spare and single-minded, The Cave is an insistently entertaining piece of pulp.
The Cave isn't just a bad movie, it's a very, very, very bad movie, so bad that it can't even redeem itself by turning into high camp.
Feels stunningly familiar as it goes through the rote edicts of the scientific crew vs. toothy beastie formula.
Audience Reviews for The Cave
If you're into caving and diving, you might get a slight kick out of this. If you're not, then don't bother.
An intrepid group of underground, underwater cave explorers try their hand in Romania (Dracula territory, a tip off), where they've found a new cave, under a mountain, under a church, and discover that they are in turn discovered by flesh eating monstrosities. Claustrophobic spaces, lots of uber-dark, and a music score from Psycho does not prevent science types from wandering off on their own (" hello, don't worry, I'm a doctor, highly trained, did you hear that noise, I'll go by myself to check it out w/this flashlight that don't work and no weapons even though I know something's out there killing us all off ...") one by one ... and the result is predictable movie horror cliches.
I quite like this movie ive seen it a few times now and although its certainly not the scariest nor the most fantastic storyline it certaily doesnt promise anything that it cant deliver! Its entertaining enough and kept me thoroughly entertained throughout!
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