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A multinational expedition discovers a lost city beneath a pyramid, where they must stop the reawakened gods of ancient Egypt from initiating the apocalypse.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Prof. Hayden Masterton
Doug Adler
Sarah Masterton / Princess Amanphur
Claire Becket
Adam Prime
Prof. Mendella
Peter Levitz
Mohamed Akhzam ...
Prof. Hayden Masterton Right hand
Pharao consort
Katherine Heath ...
Nourrdine Touami ...


A young American archaeological apprentice (Charvet) is drawn into a perilous expedition deep beneath the timeless sands of Egypt. Escaping death traps and ancient monsters, the expedition discovers a secret older than history, and a danger beyond imagination. The "sleepers" have awoken. The gods have arisen. And, the countdown to the end of the world has begun... Written by Anonymous

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expedition | egypt | trap | pyramid | bloodline | See more »


An ancient pyramid. A present threat. A mystery unchained after 5,000 years.






Release Date:

12 December 2013 (Thailand)  »

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Prisoners of the Sun  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

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Brace yourself for a slap in the face after a mediocre venture into an ancient pyramid...
21 March 2014 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

If you don't expect too much from this movie, then "Prisoners of the Sun" is actually entertaining enough for what it is. But just a word of warning, don't get your expectations up too high.

"Prisoners of the Sun" is about professor Masterton (played by John Rhys-Davies) who is uncovering an ancient pyramid, just in time for a celestial event that takes place only once every 5000 years. Deep within the heart of this ancient pyramid is the secrets of the lore of ancient Egypt and the visitors from beyond our world who brought civilization and marvels to mankind. But the trek to the heart of the pyramid is a perilous one.

Essentially, then the storyline was alright, cheesy, yes, but still fun enough to watch. The storyline was very predictable and didn't really offer much in any kind of surprises or grand moments.

The effects in the movie were good enough, although don't expect to be dazzled or blown away.

As far as the acting in the movie went, well, then once again don't get your hopes up too high, because this is most definitely not award-winning performances. People did fair enough jobs with their roles, but it just didn't feel wholeheartedly.

The ending of the movie was really a slap in the face, especially after having sat through an hour and a half only to have the movie end with such an anti-climatic shut down.

And with their constant descent and venture into the pyramid, it was surprisingly amazing that once it all collapsed that they were right back up to the ground level in a blink of an eye.

If you enjoy adventurous movies that include spelunking, treasure-hunting and ancient civilizations, then there are far better movies available.

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