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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The Pyramid: Movie Review

 By: Lakwatsera Lovers

First, we would like to thank 20th Century Fox PH for inviting us last week to the special screening of The Pyramid  at The Podium. The film is blasted by negative reviews from the critics. We were quite unsure why, as the film isn't bad as it looked like.

Father-daughter archeologists Miles and Nora Holden (Denis O’Hare and Ashley Hinshaw) knew that they hit a jackpot discovering a rare three-sided pyramid hidden underneath the sands of Egypt. Along with three other crew members, they try to explore the mystery under the buried place. However, they find themselves lost and trapped inside the place. Soon they found out that they are not alone, and they badly need to locate the exit before it's too late.

We weren't exactly sure why most horror filmmakers rely on found footage camera. It's a bit absurd and overused where most horror films suffers because of this concept. However, The Pyramid does the concept neatly. The camera angle isn't shaky and doesn't make the viewers suffer from motion sickness. Also the film generates a thrilling atmosphere where we are all left to discover the secrets inside the pyramid.


Once again, like other horror flicks, it suffers from poor character decisions. We are hoping that they will have a gruesome death instead of finding their way out for safety. The cast isn't A-Listers, but they did well in keeping the momentum at a steady pace. Unlike other found footage films The Pyramid keeps the premise interesting but fails to stand-out when it revealed the tormentor at the final act.

Overall, The Pyramid had the key elements in providing a satisfying horror flick. It just left us craving for more victims to add more excitement in its already thrilling premise. 

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 7.5 out of 10 stars

Cast: Denis O’Hare, Ashley Hinshaw
 
Directed by: Grégory Levasseur
Distributed by: 20th Century Fox PH
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