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Orion's Key (1996)

 -  Action | Sci-Fi  -  22 April 1997 (USA)
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After two archaeologists discover an ancient alien artifact in Africa, they must run for their lifes from both the unstoppable guardian and protector that awakens as a result, and their ... See full summary »

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After two archaeologists discover an ancient alien artifact in Africa, they must run for their lifes from both the unstoppable guardian and protector that awakens as a result, and their greedy, madman employer, both of whom want the artifact. Written by Eric Hahn <ehahn@mcn.org>

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Pretty stupid, but a fun watch..
10 September 2004 | by (Cambridgeshire, England) – See all my reviews

I got this on a double-sided DVD with "Alien blood", despite this movie obviously having 100 times the budget of Alien blood, this is obviously the inferior film. There are some entirely idiotic moments here, the whole scene in the Market had me wanting to hammer the screen in, HOW can people just fail to communicate (the woman just runs away without saying anything to her husband!). And the guy they where going to give the 'artifact' to, honestly, what would you do if two people came to give you something then ran into a market. Would you assume they had just gone to buy some bottled water for the trip? or would you hunt them down and shoot them?. Then there is the dodgy 'Alien' robot who is just like the Terminator. And there was something about a life-preserving "Elixir" in there somewhere, but my mind had turned to mush by that point. Oh and the utterly stupid 'twist' ending that had me howling with laughter...


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