Lost treasure wasn’t totally lost on me
Set in the early 1900’s an expedition from the Smithsonian headed by Susan Jordan (Shannen Doherty) sets out to find her father, Dr. Samuel Jordan (Duncan Fraser) who had been missing for a month. Her father had been looking for a legendary treasure in the Grand Canyon. What they find is not just her father but an Aztec tribe of natives that worship a flying god (who I believe is Quetzalcoatl) that guards an ancient city. Now they need to find a way to escape before they are sacrificed to this winged deity.
There are some gross parts. There is some blood and human sacrifices as well as people being beheaded by a flying monster.
I have mixed feelings about this movie. There are times where it seemed a little bland, but then there were times where there were moments that were exciting. Sometimes the dialogue was trite, sometimes snappy. The characters were the standard mix and for the most part were well defined plus you weren’t always sure who was a good guy and who was a bad guy.
It is a SYFY channel movie and as such you never know if it’s going to be really good or really bad. Everything depends on who is directing and who is staring and other factors. For this one it was a toss up. The budget was decent for a “B” movie, the CGI was so-so and the plot was minimal. The acting, however, was better than I expected. All in all I was entertained and at times even found myself following closely to what was happening. It was neither great nor horrible but since I was mostly pleased I’ll give it a thumbs up.
Be warned, however, that there are times when I am easily entertained. I will admit that most people and critics found it to be basically drivel.