The Curse of King Tut's Tomb
release year: 2006 TV movie
viewing setting: home DVD, 9/29/07
synopsis: In the 1930s, an archaeologist/professor/treasure hunter tries to prevent evildoers from re-assembling an ancient tablet which will release demons into our world; the last piece of this tablet is buried within the lost tomb of King Tut's.
impressions: Indiana Jones meets The Mummy! Casper Van Dien gives it a shot, as the one who knows all about the evil plot but who nobody will believe. This movie basically takes the "King Tut" legend and puts a weird spin on it. The evil group is called "The Hellfire Council" and their goal is world domination through magic and the occult. Suffice to say, they find great power, but the problem is that it's linked to the evil Egyptian god Set, who will surely destroy the world. It's somewhat far-fetched, but better than you'd think.
something this movie has that no other movie has: King Tut as the incarnation of one god, who does battle with another god.
acting: Van Dien is somewhat aloof but does a good job. Leonor Varela is the female lead and foil for Van Dien's character. Jonathan Hyde and Malcolm McDowell are evildoers.
final word: Silly adventure but well worth watching.
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