4 February 2003 | lorenellroy
Tepid kids adventure yarn
This Hallmark movie is clearly aimed at a juvenile audience given that its main characters are teenaged Americans at loose in Egypt. John is there for a reuniting with his archaelogist father,where he meets Karen a keen Egyptologist.They are pitted against the unscrupulous Dr Bent,played by Stacy Keach with a wobbly English accent. Bent is seeking to exploit the discovery of a map pointing to the whereabouts of the tomb of Rameses the second ,which contains the key to treasure both temporal and spiritual. The sole asset of the picture is the striking location photography around the Pyramids and Aswan,and this helps offset poor effects and wretched script development ,which trades in insulting ethnic stereotypes Poor acting and I grow weary of the characterisation of the English as villains.