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Prisoners of the Sun (2013)

TV-14 | | Action, Adventure, Horror | 8 July 2014 (USA)
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
Rohit (Positive Leading)
Mohamed Akhzam ...
Prof. Hayden Masterton Right hand
Edy Arellano ...
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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An ancient pyramid. A present threat. A mystery unchained after 5,000 years.


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Release Date:

8 July 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dawn of the Mummy  »


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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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Lame and Messy Story
3 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

In Egypt, Prof. Hayden Masterton (John Rhys-Davies) organizes an expedition to a pyramid to witness an event that takes place only once every 5000 years. But he needs to buy a key from a local dealer that will awaken aliens from outer space that are hidden inside the pyramid. However the treasure hunter Peter Levitz (Michael Higgs) kills the dealer with Masterton's walking stick and steals the key; then he blackmails Masterton to participate in the expedition. When the team breaks in the pyramid, they find deadly traps and only a few will survive and Masterton uses the blood of his own daughter to activate a system to awaken the aliens. Will Earth be doomed to an apocalypse?

"Prisoners of the Sun" is a movie of action, adventure and horror with a lame and messy unoriginal story. It is funny to see Prof. Hayden Masterton preparing an expedition where a key is necessary but he will only buy it in the last minute. The plot and unpleasant characters are near ridiculous but the acting is reasonable despite the histrionic John Rhys-Davies performing the lead role. The special effects are decent but the disappointing conclusion is awful and this film deserves the IMDb User Rating. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "O Despertar dos Deuses" ("The Awakening of the Gods")

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