As Above, So Below (2014)

After a big budget blockbuster (Dawn of the Planet of the Apes) and something lower budgeted (The Final Showing), it was time to venture into something a touch darker. The next movie up for review is the 2014 mystery / thriller As Above, So Below.

Plot/ When a team of explorers’ ventures into the catacombs that lie beneath the streets of Paris, they uncover the dark secret that lies within this city of the dead.

This was a movie that I really wanted to see, so I had to grab it when it came out onto DVD. When I finally got the chance, I was not disappointed. While I did see some clichéd moments, for the most part, it was an interesting flick with some originality. Personally, I loved the cinematography and the location; ancient catacombs have always fascinated me. Couple the interesting setting with a claustrophobic atmosphere and some intriguing mythology and this was an entertaining adventure flick with some dark and supernatural elements. Yes, there was a lot that was too over-the-top and felt forced, and the performances and plot were uneven, but that did not take away from the overall feel. In the end, this may not have been the greatest movie out there, but it was darkly entertaining and should be seen.  


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