Time Walker (1982)

Article 5121 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 3-29-2016
Directed by Tom Kennedy
Featuring Ben Murphy, Nina Axelrod, Kevin Brophy
Country: USA
What it is: Extraterrestrial mummy movie

A mummy is unearthed from the tomb of King Tut that turns out to be not human… and, is in fact, still alive.

Here’s another movie that is mostly known for having appeared on MST3K; it was under the title BEING FROM ANOTHER PLANET. It’s something of a cross between E.T. and a mummy movie. Personally, I think it comes off even worse in its original state. It’s one of those movies with a fairly straightforward story that ends up degenerating into confusion due to a combination of poor screenwriting, muddled editing, an overabundance of minor characters, and a tendency to fall into the doldrums at every opportunity. Even its most exciting sequence (a chase through a library) loses steam, largely due to being overlong and failing to keep the screws turning. Stupid characters (especially the authority figures) and poor acting also bring it down. It promised a sequel, but I’m not surprised it was never made.


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