Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Sands of Oblivion|
Actors: Adam Baldwin, Dan Castellaneta, George Kennedy, Richard Kind, John Aniston
Director: David Flores
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television
Archaeologists explore the remains of the set of "The ten commandments" and discover a horrifying secret in the California desert.
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It cannot get worse than this!
Dave | Franklin, TN | 04/07/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I rented this movie via Amazon download because I was looking for some entertainment since I was not tired enough to go to bed. The reviews of this movie were on average not bad. So, based upon the reviews I rented and watched the movie. Well, I did not think it was possible for a number of people to participate in a gag, but you got me in this case. I am not afraid to admit I was taken and accordingly I warn other potential viewers of this film that it maybe the worst movie I have ever seen. I cannot decide which was worse, the story or the acting. Either way, both contributed to this heap of nonsense that may have had some appeal to viewers who were seven years old or intellectually under that age. I have to assume that viewers who wrote a review were doing so in jest because I cannot believe any adult who is not institutionalized could rate this film above 1 star. I say this because I do not believe there is a rating less than that in the Amazon system. I am assuming that the reviews of this film were joking because otherwise, my beliefs about the standards of American society will not accept the alternative. This review might be insulting to some of those who actually rated this film above 1 star. I hope it is not and that your reviews have enabled you to get a good laugh at my expense. That's OK. I can take a joke. I only hope that you were really joking."
ChibiNeko | Whereever I go, here I am. | 05/19/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)
"If there's one thing that the Sci-Fi channel (now titled "SyFy Channel") excels at, it is creating insanely bad made-for-TV movies. Sometimes the channel surprises us & the films are entertaining to watch, such as the miniseries Tin Man. Other times the films are bad, but have some sort of entertainment value to them. Then you have the films where it is just so bad that you just don't know why they were made in the first place. Sands of Oblivion falls somewhere between completely unwatchable & sadistically entertaining in its badness.
When the famous director DeMille made The Ten Commandments (not the remake with Charleston Heston, but the 1930s original), he ordered the set to be buried forever in the sands it was filmed in. Years later an intrepid professor has decided to unearth DeMille's hidden set, unaware that DeMille hid it in order to hide the evil it contains!
On a side note, I'd like to inform any watchers that DeMille burying the set of the original Ten Commandments is a true story- it is buried just off of Hollywood, where a group of preservationists are trying to keep it intact. It's actually an interesting story & is one that you can find on google, if you are interested.
Now, with such an interesting & relatively new plot idea you would think that would help the movie out. You would also think that between that & a crew that does a decent acting job, the movie would be salvageable. No, not even an interesting plot idea or OK acting could save this movie from terminal boredom. The script is just poorly written. Not even the hot Adam Baldwin can save this film, although he does provide one of the only interesting enough characters in the film.
I am fully aware that the channel can & has done worse, but this is pretty much a waste of time to watch & a waste of money to purchase. If you are really insistent on watching this, rent it. Just don't be surprised if you find yourself tuning out or stopping the movie entirely."