copyright © Jedo Dre 2011

Modern horror and thriller movie scene is fast running out of bad guys. Serial killers, zombies, and zombie serial killers can only make it to so many movie sets you know. So it is nice to see The Descent take it into a more exotic direction of the Maya ruins. But it really doesn't take it far enough. The exotic monster cover reveals the same boring old slasher type movie in which a (small) bunch of young folks get killed off one by one. There are no twists, everything is predictable from the beginning, the cast doesn't leave the location for the entire duration of the movie; can you sense where this is going? Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz..... Someone had a good idea and didn't do much with it. But at least it was interesting to look at, even if it was not as interesting to watch.

The Ruins