Sunday, April 5, 2015
Film: Prisoners of the Sun
Prisoners of the Sun tells the story of aliens from outer space, who came to Earth and taught us everything we know and how to build nice triangular structures out of sandstone. They gave us the idyllic life until exactly 5000 years ago, when something went wrong and they had to hide all their stuff and lock it up. They created a key that, when activated at the correct time, will reawaken the sleepers (dudes wrapped in bandages) and create havoc on Earth.
Along with searching for the key for years, Prof. Hayden Masterton and his lovely daughter, have been looking for clues to the lost tomb of a pharaoh who ruled 5000 years-ago and is hoped to be the hiding place of untold riches. Masterton has arranged to buy the key from a dealer in the local bazaar but a bullying treasure hunter, Peter Levitz, murders his buddy, using Masterton's walking stick then steals the key. He blackmails his way onto being on the team that go into the pharaoh's tomb. The team is made up of an international-ish group who bungle their way onto the expedition at the last-minute and eventually wish they hadn't.