If it was a story you'd read in a few pages, this might be ok. The acting was fine but the dialog was too uninteresting to me to carry on so long.
The set bugged me too. In theory both men could fall into the same pit, but this opening was so small that it seemed unlikely. That would be overlookable if not for the inexplicably weak attempts to escape by two apparently relatively capable men. It might have worked for me if the hole had been different or if they had attempted to dig as if their lives depended on it. But it seemed like they would have succeeded if they'd really tried.
Maybe the point is that Mister Survival is lame and, as with most people claiming expertise, doesn't really know as much as they believe they do... as in, two hillbillies that think they're smart? If so I'd add a couple stars for theme and ironic humor, but I don't think that's what this movie was going for.
Overall this felt like a play that was movie-ized but maybe should have stayed on the stage.
While hiking in an isolated forest, survivalist Danny Coile (Les Stroud) and old Army buddy Arron James (Stacy Brown Jr.) become hopelessly trapped when they fall into a deep dark cenote with steep walls and no way out. Over the next 85 five days, they transform from mild-mannered old friends into vicious, bloodthirsty animals willing to do whatever it takes to survive. —thomas smugala
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August 06, 2021 at 09:07 AM