The Lost Treasure of the Grand Canyon
Harvey Kahn, Karen Bailey (executive) for Front Street Pictures
directed by Farhad Mann
starring Shannen Doherty, Michael Shanks, JR Bourne, Heather Doerksen, Duncan Fraser, Peter New, Byron Chief-Moon, Alan C. Peterson, Rob McConachie, Luis Javier, Peter Kent, Darcy Laurie
written by Clay Carmouche, music by Michael Neilson, special makeup effects by Sarah Bergeest, visual effects by Jonathan MacPherson, Kelly Lee Myers
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The early years of the 20th century: Susan (Shannen Doherty) heads an
expedition into the Grand Canyon, where her father (Duncan Fraser), an
archeologist, has gone missing looking for some Aztec treasure. Once
Susan's team - consisting among others of two scientists, bookish Thain
(Michael Shanks) and adventurer Langford (JR Bourne), who fight over both
the position of alpha male and over Susan, of Susan's father's selfish
assistant (Heather Doerksen) and a clumsy reporter who'll die soon enough
- have gotten into a secret valley some way, they find out that a tribe of
Aztecs is still alive there and seems to have nothing better to do all day than
to sacrifice people - and it turns out their human sacrifices are really
necessary, since their mythical winged-serpent god Quetzalcoatl is very much real, and
a regular monster, too, and he's got an appetite. Thing
is, Susan's father is already lined up to be fed to the winged god ...
our heroes get into captivity, but somehow manage escape, free daddy
and - well, and are recaptured. And while adventurer Langford turns
out to be a coward who's killed by the Aztecs when making a desperate
escape attempt on his own, bookworm Thain uses all his knowledge to fake his own death at the
sacrificial table and then defeat and kill Quetzalcoatl pretty much
single-handedly. He is then made the Aztecs' new God, but ultimately
manages get away with the others and get the girl - Susan - in the end.
pointless made-for-TV horror-adventure that might have a certain charm
because of its plot that's more reminiscent of a 1940's B-movie than
anything else, but that said, a flat directorial effort, an at best
mediocre cast and impersonal CGI effects see to it that this film as a
whole remains less than memorable, just your typical TV-fodder.
way, don't watch this movie to learn anything about the Aztecs, the film
presents nothing more than a distorted image of this Mexican tribe - who
have in real life never settled anywhere near the Grand Canyon in the