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      Prisoners of the Sun

      2013 1 hr. 33 min. Action Adventure Horror Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 17% Fewer than 50 Ratings Audience Score An expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, and a race begins to stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jan 31 Buy Now

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      Richard J Unrealistic reanimation of mummified remains of alien creatures. Too far fetched to be believable. Bizarre script linking ancient aliens to Egyptian technology. Too much murder, mayhem and gratuitous violence. A wanna be cross between The Mummy and Indiana Jones. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 10/21/22 Full Review Audience Member A bit thrilling, a story about a legend of a possible reincarnation of an ancient Egyptian princess Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Every 5,000 years the stars line up allowing communication with an alien race. The first half of the movie was spent putting a team together to go into a tomb under the pyramid. The sleeper will awaken. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member One line summary: Modern archaeology seeks out ancient astronauts. --------------------- We start from an 'ancient astronaut' theory. The 'Osiris' were (plural) a group of space faring aliens who wished to overtake Earth in ancient Egypt. A cunning pharaoh put them down and imprisoned them. He locked them beneath a pyramid. This includes an elusive key. Every 5000 years, the Osiris can contact home and get re-inforcements. That time is about up again. The key surfaces on the black market. Professors Masterton and Mendella seek to find the key and unlock the secrets. Peter Levitz gets the key first and frames Masterton for murder, so we have a good start in intrigue and conflict. Levitz is looking for treasure, Masterton is looking for knowledge, Adler replaces Mendella and does not seem up to the job at first. The ancient forces in the pyramid have their own motives. Sarah seems to have some destiny to fulfill. The pyramid is breached by Masterton's team, which is now swollen with local representatives and members of the military. The entrance is marked with a curse, and nearby within there are dangerous insects. That, of course, is not all, and more deaths occur. Even worse, they are soon sealed in the tomb. Adler and Rohit take point on finding the path for the group. They make their way to Princess Amanphur's tomb. At the bottom of this, they apply the key. Then the path goes on, and the real discoveries start. There is an active mummy 'guardian' in the tomb. Masterton has unannounced plans for his daughter. There are working alien artifacts deep in the tomb as the 5000 year cycle comes to an end. Will Masterton's intentions come into fruition, or will the masterstroke of the pharaoh 5000 years before hold sway? -----Scores----- Cinematography: 5/10 The camera work is rather nice. The related CGI was another matter; some was OK, but other parts were just poor. Sound: 6/10 Fairly good, but could have added more to the overall feeling of suspense or danger. Acting: 4/10 David Charvet (Baywatch) as a PhD? Give me a break! Carmen Chaplin was moderately good. Screenplay: 3/10 This was old, tired, recycled material with a layer of not impressive new CGI. The ending was abrupt, and the exposition of motivations was too slim. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/13/23 Full Review Audience Member A theme pretty common, but most of the movie is good. The story line fell way short of its potential. Hinting and building up of an epic ending only to be destroyed by a half ass love story. *sigh* Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis An expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, and a race begins to stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse.
      Director
      Roger Christian
      Executive Producer
      Matthias Drescher, Philipp Knauss
      Screenwriter
      Peter Atkins, Anthony Hickox
      Production Co
      Cinemakers
      Genre
      Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Jun 10, 2016
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