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Crystal Skulls (2014)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, Fantasy | TV Movie 9 January 2015
It is 2020 and the apocalypse is inevitable. 12 of 13 Crystal skulls are united causing catastrophic events. Only the 13th Skull can theoretically restore order before the Earth is destroyed from within by their power.

Director:

Todor Chapkanov

Writers:

Denise Poole (as Denyc), Rafael Jordan
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Richard Burgi ... John Winston
Wendy Glenn ... Sienna
Sam Redford ... Mitchell
David Rintoul ... Hadden
J.R. Esposito ... Colonel Bailey
Matt Rippy ... Terry
Hugh Fraser ... John Sr.
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Hussein
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Kasim
Terry Randall Terry Randall ... Archer
Angela Rodel Angela Rodel ... Lab Tech
Derek Morse Derek Morse ... Console Operator
Julian Kostov ... Hadden Security
Iliana Lazarova ... Laura
Peter Ladjev Peter Ladjev ... Pilot
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A millionaire philanthropist collects the famous Chrystal Skulls trying to tap into their ancient powers. It is up to a team lead by a college professor whose father disappeared searching for the 13th skull to save the world when the first 12 skulls are united and reek havoc on the earth without the control of the 13th skull. Written by Martin Tallon

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All the actors that play the reporters are from the movie Wrong Turn 6. See more »

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Character states that the only way into a cave is by being lowered in. However, a short time later two people walk out of the same area without being lifted out. See more »

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Had some potential... as an adventure series for the youth
28 September 2020 | by sorendanniSee all my reviews

Well, a low-budget movie with big-budget aspirations. That often goes wrong and unfortunately it is also thecase for Crystal Skulls. The TV channel had scheduled this film as Horror / SciFi. It certainly isn't. The film is never scary (or even thrilling) and the greatest ambition is to be a kind of modern Indiana Jones adventure movie.

Good news: some beautiful filming locations, neat costumes, realistic gunfights and actors who are funny at times.

The bad news? All the rest...

There is much wrong with 'the scientific facts' this film presents to the audience. Anyone who watches the documentaries on NGC, even if it's just on occasion, gets a few of the errors out. Two examples: Pyramids in Bosnia? Hoax! The engine of the helicopter that fails? You won't survive that.

Logic? This movie rattles on every level! For example geographic locations and distances. The film lets the characters fly around the world, on routes that are often not the shortest, with stops that make no sense. Or how about politics? American soldiers stationed in Spain who just take control of a private company in Austria. I hope you don't have to have a master's degree in international law to realize that this would result in a diplomatic crisis.

My final thoughts? Would it not have been better to tune down a few violent scenes, send the main character out together with his younger nephew on adventure and then show the whole as an adventure series for the youth, after the children's programs? Big kids and young adolescents will forgive Crystal Skulls for the flaws in the plot and appreciate its strengths (the locations, the adventure) more. A bit of a missed opportunity.


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USA | Bulgaria

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 January 2015 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Caveiras de Cristal See more »

Filming Locations:

Bulgaria

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