In short: "Girl Power!" horror movie.
This past Wednesday, I got a chance to attend an early showing of the movie 'The Descent'. It was a free preview showing of the movie hosted by a local radio station. I got the pass to see this movie from a friend of mine.
I don't go to see horror movies much. Why? Is it because horror movies scare me? No. Quite the opposite. They bore me. They are all the same. It's just a bunch of BOO! moments. You know what I mean... It's those sudden moments in the movie where some scene sneaks up on you, yells BOO! and scares you. The problem with most horror movies is that these BOO! moments are so blatantly obvious that you can see them coming a mile off. This movie was one of those movies. Except for one scene that got me, the rest were so blatantly obvious that they didn't scare me at all. There's only been a couple of horror movies (Seven, and Final Destination) that really managed to pull off these scary moments. Most fail miserably. This one failed as well.
What is the movie about? It's the story of six women who get together to explore an underground cave system. These women are a bunch of 'adventure junkies' who get together every year for some kind of adventure trip. Why do I call it the 'Girl Power!' movie? Because I swear, except for the first 5 minutes of the movie, I did not see one guy in the entire movie! (Unless you count the male 'bat-people' they encounter in the caves). Once they go down into the caves, a cave-in traps them underground and they have to find another way out. Unfortunately the cave system they are in is completely unmapped and unknown. So they proceed to get lost underground. They struggle to survive on dwindling supplies as they search for a way out. Eventually they discover they are being watched. There is a race of pale white 'bat-people' who live in the caves who attack and kill anyone who comes in there. It ends up as a great chase through the dark caves as they are pursued by these bat-people. It's kill or be killed. You get to see how these girls go from wimpy to tough as they fight for survival.
All in all, I'd call this a typical, dull horror movie.