Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is
directed by Keith Melton and narrated by actor Christopher Lee who
takes the viewer on a wondrous journey to ancient Egypt in this
riveting documentary. This documentary briefly traces the history
of this magnificent culture and how one of the world's
foremost Egyptologists of the 1800's assisted in translating
hieroglyphics to the modern world and uncovered some histories most
famous Pharaohs' mummies by thwarting Egyptian tomb robbers. Melton and his crew faithfully reenacts
key moments of Egyptian history to draw the viewer into the majestic
world's of the Pharaohs.
The documentary also focuses on scientific evidence
regarding mummies and how they lived and died, which may even lead
to scientific breakthroughs of curing modern illnesses.
The film is quite visually impressive and it is almost like you
walking through these ancient temples and landscapes. Thanks to the magic of IMAX, every
hieroglyph and detail is crystal clear which assists in bringing you
into this engaging documentary.
Lee does a brilliant job at
narrating Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs through his deep and
cinematic voice as he informs the viewer of the various Pharaohs from
Ramesis the Great to the boy king, Tutankhamen. The only downside of
Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs is that the documentary felt a
little short (42 minutes to be exact), just when the viewer was
thoroughly immersed into the tale, the film ended.
Needless to say, the documentary was
still thoroughly enjoyable and we could recommend this to a variety
of different people as we are informed of the lives of ancient
Egyptians and their strong beliefs into the afterword. Matched with
computer generated images, Mummies: Secret of the Pharaohs is a
visual and informative treat
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