The Tomb Film Details
Overview: A tomb robber steals artifacts from an unmarked tomb in Egypt and sells them to different archeologists in America. This displeases the immortal woman whose tomb has been desecrated, so she follows the artifacts to America, where she
Tagline: Her ancient fury sought its revenge… Their courage was our last hope!!
Review: Hearing of a tomb buried in the African desert, a treasure hunter finds that the reanimated Egyptian princess he accidentally revived has chased him back to California seeking the return of her stolen artifacts and forces a team of experts to discover her quest and rush to stop it. This could’ve been surprisingly decent but is mostly for the B-movie fans. The main problem with the film is that this was a really slow- paced film that really could’ve been decent but is somewhat missed here. This is due to the fact that most of the scenes just drag on and on with long gaps between anything remotely called action scenes to spice up the running time. It takes forever while waiting for the characters to complete their discussions and everything is played out that way as it takes forever to get through this film with the way everything has the longest possible take to get through. This pads out an already stretched film with the long rambling discussions about the quest for the artifacts and how they come together into her plans, the scenes with the archaeologist getting his way through the different agencies looking for him as well as the different scenes of her wandering around looking for them herself, and with plenty of go nowhere scenes that do nothing to advance the plot it results in a film with very little to get interested in and long on needless scenes. The plot is decent enough, but the boring, wordy resolution really cuts off most of the film, and with the collection of actors on display this could’ve gone even further and really loaded up on the cheese even more than it does. The strip-club sequence and bedroom scenes could’ve used that kind of cheese to it’s fullest extent, and the few kills in here are decent enough and give off some blood but are simply over really quick as the majority are simply brutal-sounding without exploiting the fun of the situation. That leads into the film’s final issue, it’s depressing cheapness that has a big hold over the film, from the special effects to the sets and the overall fact that the majority of the film has her looking like a valley girl rather than a true mummy. As it stands, these here hold this one back quite highly even though there are a few decent parts on display. The main factor here is the fact that the plot is a gender-swapped version of the original film and that provides with some potential to have some fun updating that storyline to a more modern time. This is mostly brought about by including a series of scenes featuring the mummy walking among the modern new-wave era with the fashions and music which makes for a cheesy enough time to keep this one going as it winds through the varied scenes throughout here. When it does go for the action, this one isn’t bad as the opening shootout in the airport tarmac gets this one off rather nicely, the resurrection in the tomb is pretty fun with the creature slowly emerging from the crypt behind them and the finale’s sacrificial ceremony is quite a fun cheesy time that gives this one the kind of flamboyant ending that really sells this one more so than most of the other scenes here. It’s not enough to overcome the flaws but it does raise this slightly. Rated R: Violence, Language and Nudity.
Country: United States
Duration: 84 min
Genre: Horror, Fantasy
Also known as: A Maldição da Tumba,The Tomb,A síremlék,Гробниця,Grobowiec,Jagten På Nefratis Skat,La tomba,El misterio de la pirámide,Le Mystère de la pyramide,La tumba,Das Geheimnis des Grabmals am Nil,El tesoro de la tumba egipcia,La tombe,Hautakammio,Gravplundraren