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Allan Quartermain and The Temple of Skulls

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Cast: Sean Cameron Michael, Christopher Adamson, Natalie Stone

Director(s): Mark Atkins


Year: 2008

Rating: NR

He became the inspiration for many of the 20th century's greatest action heroes -- as well the model for the iconic character Indiana Jones. He is Allan Quatermain, an adventurer and hunter who makes the perilous lands of Africa his home. Filmed on location in South Africa, this epic adaptation of H. Rider Haggard's classic tome King Solomon's Mines stars Sean Cameron Michael as the legendary Quatermain.

Well for once the "haters" cant to yelling this is a ripoff as there have been many films made about Quartermain and Kings Solomon's Mines. It's hard for most to understand what it takes to make a film, we just want to sit down and watch something entertaining is all. So understanding what it takes to make a film like this isn't easy but that's what the "Making Of" is for on this new film from The Asylum. You certainly gain more understanding and I would hope more appreciation for what they are trying to do here. That said I found this to be an entertaining film with a very good cast. Sean Cameron Michael makes for a very good Allan Quartermain and if you ever had the chance to see the film "Lighthouse" then you know Christopher Adamson brings to his character as any bad guy. The film was shot on location in South Africa, as they wanted to use the locations that were in the original book, this makes for some beautiful cinematography and it adds to the all around feel of the film. I am not sure if maybe this was shot in the U.S. there would of been a little more in the budget for some more action scenes but with limited resources this is not a bad film. Director Mark Atkins did a fantastic job for what he had to work with and on such a limited time frame, despite the lack of action scenes he keeps the film both interesting and he keeps it moving at a good pace. I recommend you to watch the special features after the movie as like I stated before you get some good insight into what it took to get this film made. This is certainly not The Asylum's best film to date but it isn't their worst either and for an adventure film it's pretty good with great scenery, the acting is excellent and the story even if simple is still entertaining enough to please any fan. I have been not only a supporter of The Asylum Home Entertainment but I am also a fan of their work, I look forward to seeing all of their future releases. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:2.35 Cinemascope Presentation, 5.1 Surround Sound, Making of Featurettes, Cast and Crew Commentary, Blooper Reel, Trailers

Released by The Asylum Home Entertainment. *** Out Of *****