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The Pyramid (2014)

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An archaeological team attempts to unlock the secrets of a lost pyramid only to find themselves hunted by an insidious creature.

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Sunni (as Christa-Marie Nicola)
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Corporal Shadid
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A team of U.S. archaeologists unearths an ancient pyramid buried deep beneath the Egyptian desert. As they search the pyramid's depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Searching for a way out, they become desperate to seek daylight again. They come to realize they aren't just trapped, they are being hunted. Written by lemoviecritic

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Rated R for some horror violence and bloody images | See all certifications »

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5 December 2014 (USA)  »

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$6,500,000 (estimated)

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$1,369,935 (USA) (5 December 2014)

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$2,753,312 (USA) (23 January 2015)
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Due to its dismal box office performance, 20th Century Fox passed on releasing the film on physical formats in many territories. See more »

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Corporal Shadid fires his rifle down the crawlway at whatever has been following the group. But, firing a rifle in a confined space which the group was in would have been incredibly deafening and their hearing would have been affected, even if temporarily. In addition, there were no spent casings being seen or heard ejected from his rifle as he fired. See more »

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Holden: [on a video recording] This pyramid, unlike any structure other I've ever encountered, seems to have been built with the express purpose of keeping whatever is inside from escaping. If you come down here... bring guns.
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References Days of Our Lives (1965) See more »

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By Nima Fakhrara, Blake Straus, Samuel Murphy and Kevin Hastings
Performed by Kevin Hastings
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Uninspired, uneven, uninteresting, and un-scary.
3 November 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is not a very good movie. The premise may sound promising. The archaeological angle on horror is one that's always interested me, and The Pyramid throws some Greek Mythology in the mix for good measure. Well, the most mythological thing you'll experience during this movie is wishing Hades would drag you into the underworld so you'd never have to remember this atrocity. It's so bad.

Visually it reminded me of Alien vs Predator and As Above, So Below, so it's not very original. Atmospherically it reminded me of The Descent, which dealt with claustrophobia infinitely better than this. It's your standard "team trapped underground" story where they get picked off one by one. Problem is, every character is one-dimensional so their deaths leave absolutely no impact. The characters themselves are irrational and annoying. "Hey, we just heard harrowing screams from our friend back there, let's split up!" Great plan. Oh, and the villains in this movie are one of a kind: Pussy cats. Yeah. Killer cats. And don't worry, the big bad wolf shows up too but I'd rather not say anymore because it's truly a catastrophe best seen for yourself.

This is just a dumb movie. I don't know how else to say it. The characters are dumb, the mythos is dumb, the deaths are dumb. There is one jump scare that kind of works but other than that it's horribly directed (going back and forth between found-footage and regular filming was a horrific idea), generic trapped underground story with a third act so ludicrous it's almost worth watching for the laughs. The Pyramid is nothing new, don't waste your time.


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