“That was just a walking meat puppet.”
Cecil B. DeMille made a movie in 1923 called "The Ten Commandments". The set that director Cecil B DeMille used to create his epic was actually a real ancient Egyptian tomb brought to California. When the movie was completed the set was bulldozed into the sands of the Guadalupe sand dunes in California. Along with the tomb came an ancient demon. DeMille had the set buried to keep the creature from escaping. While the movie was being shot there were many unexplained deaths on the set. These stopped when the set was buried.
Mark Tevis' (Victor Webster) grandfather John (George Kennedy) was a young child at the time the movie was made. When the set was buried John buried a box containing a child's treasure of trinkets. It has been John's life long quest to find that buried box of treasures. Mark goes along with his grandfather on his quest.
One of the items buried in the box was an amulet. When the box is unearthed the evil is released. The evil manifest itself in the form of the ancient Egyptian god Anubis. Two archeologists Alice Carter (Morena Baccarin) and Jesse Carter (Adam Baldwin) and Mark are the only ones who can stop this evil.
"Sands of Oblivion" was released in 2007 and was directed by Davids Flores. Normally made for TV movies are, well, mostly crap. This one, however, was an interesting take on the usual Egyptian mummy type movie. The sets were decent. The actors were veterans with Morena Baccarin, Adam Baldwin and George Kennedy. The CGI was good for the most part. There were a few spots where it wasn’t that good but most were great.
For a small budget “B” movie made for TV it was OK. Not a lot of action but enough to keep it moving. I thought it was at least average. What made the movie memorable was the plot. With a bigger budget and some really good special effects is could have been a real contender.