2000s The Devil's Tomb (2009)

Published on October 24th, 2012 | by Chris

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The Devil’s Tomb (2009)

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On October 24, 2012
Last modified:November 1, 2012

Summary:

An ultimately unoriginal and uninteresting romp through military meets occult land.

The Devil's Tomb (2009)Send a crack team of elite special forces into an underground bunker to help retrieve a top scientist from a secret project gone awry...  Sounds OK, right?  Well, throw in a healthy dose of Alien-style horror and some dashes of Event Horizon, Prince of Darkness, and The Exorcist, stir well, and you get The Devil's Tomb.

Unfortunately I don't think it turned out quite the way they expected.  I'm going to keep this short and to the point, because quite frankly I just didn't like this one.  I found it interminably dull and uninteresting, and for no other reason other than that's exactly what it was.  If that makes sense.

The acting was so-so.  Wesley (Ron Perlman) was actually pretty good as the scientist gone over the edge, but then he's usually good at these sort of parts.  Mack (Cuba Gooding Jr.), on the other hand just seemed bored with the whole thing (and who can blame him, really.)  This could have been a really tense and spooky movie, if they hadn't ruined it with the entire flashback "thing" with the Chaplin (Ray Winstone).  From the beginning, I never understood what the *!@#$% the point of that whole diversion was.  Well, I *think* it was supposed to lead up to Mack's "conversion" or something.  And Henry Rollins was his usual annoying self as the priest Fulton, but then I've never liked Rollins.  (sorry!)

Ultimately they put one too many twists into the ending, and pretty much confused and disinterested (that word again) me from the whole thing.  Going with 2/5, here for The Devil's Tomb, unable to put my finger on exactly why, but if you watch it, I'm sure you'll figure it out.

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Description

Academy Award® winner CUBA GOODING JR. (Best Supporting Actor, Jerry Maguire, 1996) battles for mankind's survival in this action-packed, apocalyptic horror thriller. When the scientist (RON PERLMAN)leading a top-secret Middle Eastern archeological site goes missing, an elite military unit is sent on a search and rescue mission...

DVD Information

Binding: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Brand: GOODING,CUBA JR.
Manufacturer: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Actors:
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.
  • Henry Rollins
  • Ron Perlman
  • Ray Winstone

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Devil's Tomb with Cuba Gooding Jr., March 6, 2016
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Cuba Gooding Jr. leads a team deep into the jungle to investigate a grave that turns out to be something else... something evil. Can he and his team defeat it? This is a great movie, lead by a star one of my friends went to high school with and says he was a great guy. The film arrived in good time, in great shape and was enjoyable to watch.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, August 2, 2017
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Great movie
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4.0 out of 5 stars I went into this wanting to see Henry Rollins, ..., April 3, 2015
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I went into this wanting to see Henry Rollins, not realizing it also had Ron Perlman in it as well. Cuba Gooding Jr does well as the soldier with a wounded heart, though the final reveal as to why falls somewhat flat.
Any and all expectations of what you think is going to happen in this movie will most likely happen.

Zombies and religion and soldiers, oh my.
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Summary: An ultimately unoriginal and uninteresting romp through military meets occult land.

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I've been watching war movies for probably 25 years now. Since December 2006 I've been sharing my habit and passion for these movies here on this site.



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