The Fallen Ones
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- Behind-the-Scenes Still Gallery
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- Screenplay (DVD-rom)
Top Customer Reviews
The Fallen Ones resembles one of those after-the-rapture/left-behind Christian films, right down to the helpful old rabbi to read us indecipherable scripture and tell us all the details left out of the bible. Perhaps the idea is that a cherubic, Yiddish-inflected, lilting old man softens the blow of seemingly interminable exposition - it doesn't. Tom Bosley will never be anything but Howard Cunningham to those currently under 65, and possibly Father Dowling to those above 65.
I love how Casper Van Dien's character throws out acromegaly as a possible excuse for the presence of a 40'-tall giant mummy in the desert of the American Southwest, while a 7'-tall actor who has the disease is actually in the first few minutes of the film (Carel Struyken, aka. 90's Lurch). And while we're on the subject, everyone is just too comfortable with this bizarre finding. It doesn't seem to shock or awe anyone as they gather around the giant corpse and banter about "whos-dig this is" or horseback riding or dam construction delays.
We could dismiss the film as silly, childish prattle made for young kids who may be scared of giants or mummies, but the seedy background story of horny angels impregnating human women and producing giant, demonic offspring is probably not suitable for younger viewers. You've been warned.
But that's Ok, because the film is marginally saved by Tom Bosley, I gotta tell ya, you can put Mr Cunningham in any kind of movie, doing any kind of role and I'm going to be entertained.
And you have to mention Caspar Van Diehm...we are living in blessed times to have this generation's John Agar meandering his way through B-movie after B-movie, he is so bad in an "Ed Wood" kind of way, that he almost makes you believe he's a credible actor.
I liked the super-sized mummy, that was good imagination, unfortunately, most of the rest of the movie was lacking.
All in all, a pretty decent creature feature.
You know what? Let's just make this easy. If you have no tolerance for B-movies you can skip this movie and the review. Otherwise I've got two words for you: GIANT MUMMY.
Now for some people, those two words are the dumbest combination of words since "Ancient Egypt". But for those of us who are fans of mummies, making them giant-sized is a sweet sprinkling of mummy dust on our mummy cake.
There's not much more to say. Some archeologists (Matt Fletcher, played by Capser Van Diem of Starship Troopers fame) unearth the corpse of giant-sized Aramis (Robert Allen Mukes), taking the words from the Bible about "giants in the Earth" a little too seriously. While arguing over the importance and ownership of such a find, the hottie engineer Angela (Kristen Miller) spars with Fletcher about the GIANT MUMMY. Puzzled over the ancient writing on the GIANT MUMMY'S tomb, Fletcher enlists the aid of Tom Bosley (sporting a Jewish accent as Rabbi Eli Schmitt). Ammon's still around too, and since he's immortal he might as well be the chief of security for this incredible find.
Did I mention the GIANT MUMMY?
It wakes up, as all GIANT MUMMIES must. But before the GIANT MUMMY'S eyes flick open, we are treated to a GIANT MECHA MUMMY that is cultist-powered. That's right, this "effigy" stomps around while cultists in its arms, legs, and head chant to Ammon. Does life get any better than this?
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic, I was able to Watch the second I got it, Load into DVD Player and run with it. Very pleased with the performance and will look here for my next purchase.Published 10 months ago by Murph
The Mummy Returns meets the American southwest in this horror thriller. This mummy is suppoused to bring about the end of the world. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mark J. House
Very disappointed. I expected a true story to be shown. A waste of my time.Published 13 months ago by Richard E. Walborn
Some of the movie must have been lost---the story jumps between plot lines and locations so story is really confusing. Read morePublished 17 months ago by wilma2213
One of the best movies I've seen in awhile it has alot of interesting facts in it the giants were supposed to have been around in the days of Noah, and the reason God sent the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by johnda
This movie was quite enjoyable. Made for tv not the big screen it includes beings[fallen angel, a giant] straight out of scripture and even includes a little biblical history as... Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Cousin Juno
I chose this rating because this movie had some accuracy, and then some parts were a little over the top and started to remind me of the movie Mummy. Read morePublished on October 13, 2013 by Victor Smith
I like the movie. Plenty of action and a good plot. The basic plot does stay true to the Bible. There are a few things that were added that aren't true, but that is to be... Read morePublished on July 2, 2013 by Lillie
This is one of the best "guilty pleasure" movies I've seen in a long time. A great cast battling a cast out Angel, a 50 foot giant mummy, and their disciples. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by RHH