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Sands of Oblivion (2007)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Fantasy  -  28 July 2007 (USA)
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In 1923 legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille finished the epic film _Ten Commandments, The (1923)_. After filming was completed, he bulldozed the sets into the Guadalupe Sand Dunes of ... See full summary »

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In 1923 legendary film director Cecil B. DeMille finished the epic film _Ten Commandments, The (1923)_. After filming was completed, he bulldozed the sets into the Guadalupe Sand Dunes of the central California coast. Hi reasons for doing so were very mysterious. This story gives an explanation as to why he did it. There was actually a legitimate Egyptian artifact amongst the props but they didn't know which one was trapping the spirit of an Egyptian avenging god. Mysterious murders and accidents while making the film brings things back to the surface today and it starts all over again. Written by anonymous

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Better than average for the Sci-Fi Channel
9 April 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Which is actually one of those "Leper with the most fingers" distinctions.

The plot is kind of straightforward. We discover that an ancient evil was entrapped in an artifact. That artifact was moved to the United States by Cecil B. Demille, who used it in his first version of the Ten Commandments, then inexplicably buried the sets in the middle of the desert.

Flash to the present day, where a married couple of archaeologists played by Firefly veterans Adam Baldwin and Morena Baccarin, uncover the city, with the help of an Iraq War vet and his grandfather. What follows are the typical made for TV kills of ancillary characters, a dune buggy chase and some bad CGI.

Still, I'm recommending this film on the basis of the characterizations by Baldwin and Baccarin.


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