Friday, May 9, 2014

Nazi Temple of Doom (2012)

Director: ???

Writer: ???

Composer: ???

Starring: ???

More info: IMDb

Plot: A gold cauldron found at the bottom of a German lake may not be an ancient artifact, but a modern relic linked to a covert Nazi cult.

My rating: 5/10

Will I watch it again? No.

This 44 minute documentary by The Smithsonian is highly repetitious and it tends to treat the viewer in a condescending manner.  The narration is slow and overly dramatic, there's a lot of speculation and sensationalized and, I'm repeating myself here, it's repetitious. This should have been a half hour episode with commercials.  Cutting it down would have helped but you can't put a Band aid on a bullet exit wound.  One thing I found interesting was the detective work that went into discovering its origins.  Had this been a British production (those people REALLY know how to make a lean, interesting and informative doc), this would have been leagues better and enjoyable.  It was easy to watch as it's on Netflix but don't waste your time. 

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