The Pyramid

The ancient wonders of the world have long cursed explorers who’ve dared to uncover their secrets. But a team of U.S. archaeologists gets more than they bargained for when they discover a lost pyramid unlike any other in the Egyptian desert. As they unlock the horrific secrets buried within, they realize they aren’t just trapped; they are being hunted.

In the post preceding this one, I referred to “two found footage movies” that I’d be posting trailers for today. Well, I should have said “one and a half,” because although The Pyramid is trying to cash in on the found footage gimmick, this trailer clearly shows some kind of hybrid movie, and those just never work. If you’re going for the gimmick, then you’ve gotta own the gimmick. Even George Romero, king of the zombies, learned the hard way with Diary of the Dead that even just changing camera angles in a found footage movie is distracting, because it breaks the conceit that this footage was found, not recorded and edited. Anyway, much like As Above, So Below, The Pyramid is doing The Descent plot by having a group of protagonists explore some underground tunnels, and while I like enough of what I saw in the absurdly long trailer for As Above, So Below to watch it, I don’t think even that movie will manage to pull itself off successfully. So you can bet I’m going to skip this one.

The Pyramid comes out December 5, 2014.

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