The Pyramid. A team of archaeologists discovers a unique pyramid that has been buried beneath the Egyptian desert. Searching the pyramid’s depths, they become hopelessly lost in its dark and endless catacombs. Scared and desperate to find a way out, they come to realize they aren’t just trapped, they are being hunted. With a promising preview, I thought this movie would scare me and be pretty good but the movie did not meet my expectations.
This movie is no where near scary, just a few jump scares here and there. From this point on there will be spoilers. So if you plan to see the movie, don’t read this… actually please do. Trust me, I’m helping you save your money.
Movie starts off with the typical group of archaeologists, scientists, and reporters digging up things that would kill them in the end. After opening the pyramid someone dies thus, causing riots in Egypt. They were forced to shut down and go home but no, one of the archaeologists had to keep complaining and crying to go into the cave. Like seriously? Someone died after opening the entrance.
Not allowed to go in because of the toxic fumes (and they were told to leave the premise), they decided to send a NASA robot in to check it out. Now keep in mind the tech guy said that the bot is worth 1 million dollars. But guess what? They lost the robot and went in to get it. In my opinion, I would not go in to get that thing, I don’t care how much it cost, its not worth my life. Anyway, they get lost and and try to find a way out only to fall deeper into the pyramid (it’s surprising they survived with no injuries). And let’s not forget the huge rock that fell on a guys leg that looked like it crushed him completely, which I find weird. And another thing that didn’t sit well with me; how does a red flare hurt the creature but a bullet doesn’t?
Verdict: The movie was not only rushed, it was poorly lit. Even the characters were terrible. They just didn’t catch me at all. I can rant on and on how terrible this movie was but I’m not, I honestly felt that the only good parts were the history, the pyramid, and Anubis. That’s right, Anubis was in the movie and looking scary. If you want to see this movie, I recommend you wait until they show it on TV.
The Pyramid gets a 3 out of 5
+ Anubis was the brightest spots of the movie
+ The history on the pyramid and the pyramid itself was pretty good
– Bad characters with really questionable actions
– Seemingly rushed production with aspects like bad lighting
The Pyramid is in theaters now (but you don’t need to see it)