The Awakening (1980)
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as Matthew Corbeck
as Jane Turner
as Anne Corbeck
as Margaret Corbeck
as Paul Whittier
as Dr. Khalid
as Dr. El Sadek
as Dr. Richter
Critic Reviews for The Awakening
Twenty-four years after he freed the Israelites, Charlton Heston returned to Egypt to insult the ancient gods again in 'The Awakening.' Let my people go -- to their Netflix queues, to request the erratic but more enjoyable 'Blood from the Mummy's Tomb.'
Audience Reviews for The Awakening
No surprise to me that this bombed on its release. I rented it thinking it might be a hidden 80's gem, but no such luck. The opening scene goes on forever (and is boring). Then finally it speeds up to current day when Margaret is turning 18 and the fun is expected to start. Actually, there is no fun. Boring, boring, boring. Horrible end to Dad's second wife (and while we are talking about Dad, his appearance was more creepy than anything else happening in this movie. What was that about? Those creepy stares...). Then in the final ten minutes, things finally get interesting. Then the movie stops abruptly. Can I have that hour and forty minutes back again, please?
This film version of Bram Stoker's horror novel, The Jewel of the Seven Stars, is a worthy enough effort with a strong cast and impressive locations but it's all a bit too clinical and dry to be genuinely entertaining.
An okay movie about mummies, it kind of has an "Omen" feel to it at times, and it's pretty boring in the beginning, but it gets better in the end. Overall, it's okay.
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