Poor movie. Really poor.
It started out fairly well. But then it went downhill.
The Descent claims to be the goriest movie ever made, and if it wasn't for a little flick called Braindead, I would agree. The gore is huge in this movie, but so over the top that it's just not believable.
We see blood gushing from even the most minor wounds, and one weird scene where there is literally a lake of blood.
There's some rambling sub-plot about marital infidelity and coping with loss, and some largely pointless character development that doesn't do much for the film.
This is not an intelligent horror movie. Nor does it fall into the category of "so bad it's good". But if all you want is a gory movie that occasionally makes you jump, you'll be mostly satisfied.
Doombreed rating: * *