Sunday, December 27, 2009


The Devil's Tomb Movie Review

A soldier of fortune outfit lead by Cuba Gooding Jr. and full of familiar faces--Zack Ward (Titus, Freddy vs Jason, A Christmas Story), Franky G (Saw 2), Jason London (Dazed and Confused, not Mallrats)--are hired by a CIA agent (Valerie Cruz) to rescue her father/scientist (Ron Perlman), who is working in an underground facility in a Middle Eastern desert. But when they get there they find a lot more than they expected (dead bodies, the undead, etc). There is not a lot of originality in this movie and the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. The movie actually reminded me a lot of some strange combination of The Prophecy, Ghost Ship, Alone In The Dark, and Automaton Transfusion.

"Did he just say Automaton Transfusion?"

All that said, I actually enjoyed the movie. The biggest strength of the film is the acting, particularly Gooding (no surprise there) and Taryn Manning, who is genuinely creepy at times. Henry Rollins shows up for a must see performance as a Priest (awesome) and Rob Zombie film fans will be happy to see Bill Moseley make an appearance as well. What the film lacks in dialogue it makes up for in action and gore. This is by no means a classic, but it's an enjoyable movie nonetheless.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 7

The Devil's Tomb Movie Trailer

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