If you like apocalypse films, orare not satisfied by Dr Who’s visit to Stonehenge, you may consider yourself lucky: production for the ‘Stonehenge Apocalypse’ film has ended, and it will soon premire on TV. The plot? Opposed to what was previously believed (burial site, astronomical calculator and GPS for aliens) Britain’s most famous stone circle is actually… a dooms day device.
The film directed by Paul Ziller (who previously directed films with striking titles such as ‘Snakehead Terror, Beyond Loch Ness, Ba’al Android Apocalypse and Bloodfist IV: Die Trying) sports the very original tagline An ancient device is awakened… the end of the world is near.
Exciting, as any apocalyptic event except 2012, which was outright boring, despite an impressive flood and Ark reference – always is?
CineTel Films lists the film starring Misha Collins as of the genre’action disaster’, which I’m not quite sure how to interpret. (I’m also still trying to figure out where the Easter Island statues andGiza pyramids featured on the movie posterfit into the story.)
Their synopsis does sound promising: The sun rises behind the monolithic pillars (which is impressive, we can confirm) as a group of heady archaeologists debate the theories and arguments of the great minds that have come and gone in the thousands of years before them. Each believes that they will be the one to unearth the true origin of this mysterious prehistoric mass…known only as the Stonehenge.
The apocalyptic scenario sporting an ancient monument hiding apiece of machinery, which then gets discovered and activated by overly hasty and curious explorers (they are always like that in the movies), only to start a chain of events obligatory depicted by blue sparks radiating from the source of evil – that may very well end the world as we know it, does sound like it could just as easily be applied to any Egyptian or Mesoamerican tomb or pyramid. Oh, and Ileft out the default feud between thegood and the greedyarchaeologist.
Stonehenge Apocalypse is set to premiere on the SyFy channel on the 12th of June, at 9.00pm EST. I must admit, despite my criticism andthe fact that ‘Stonehenge Apocalypse’ was not shot in Wiltshire, after watching the movie trailer, I’m just a tiny bit sad this entertainment is USA only.