Shadow of the Cobra Review

 

 

In the vein of Raiders of the Lost Ark, this action packed thriller takes us on a roller coaster ride from the bone chilling cold of Moscow to the mystical beauty of India. An ancient tablet found by famous British Archaeologist Professor Hyde-White is believed to be a roadmap to the legendary Lost Temple of Faramundi and its hidden treasures. But before he is able to set out on his expedition, the Professor, along with the tablet, are taken hostage by a group of mercenaries, led by the vicious Philipe Gallo. When the Professor turns up missing, one of his students, Jake Whitcomb, finds the Professor's journal, inside of which is a copy of the map. Jake decides to take action. Knowing that the legend of the Temple describes ancient mystical music as the key to unlock its secrets, Jake enlists the help of Samantha "Sam" Kincaid (Sean Young), an expert musicologist. The two are catapulted into the chase of their lifetimes in pursuit of the kidnapped Professor and the Lost Temple. Nothing is easy for this pair. As Jake and Sam bicker throughout their trek across majestic India, they find Kabir, a museum curator who possesses an artefact which he claims can produce the musical tone required to open the door to the Temple. Throughout their journey they survive gun battles, vicious hand to hand fighting, vision blurring car chases and a heart stopping train wreck hundreds of feet above a rocky gorge. Tired, bruised and out of breath, they finally free the Professor and arrive at the Temple of Faramundi scant minutes before Gallo and his men. Inside the breathtaking structure, they discover wondrous artefacts of an advanced, but long dead, civilization. Amid a towering forest of shimmering crystals, they begin to explore this ancient marvel. When the mercenaries catch up, Sam, Jake and the rest of their entourage find themselves in the clutches of the blood thirsty Gallo (Rutger Hauer).



 

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