TREASURE OF ATLANTIS



Thousand years ago before when time itself was measured as we know it...that was Atlantis. It was great city dedicated to art and science. The people of Atlantis build their city at the foot of volcano, wich they used to make heat and power. Worship mysterious object called torck of truth was the light of universal wisdom. Centuries Atlantis was center of the world and world was in peace. But then in instant volcano that heated their homes and powered their machines, erupted. Of fleeing ruining city a few survivors gathered great well of Atlantis and hidded it place they called tower of Fear. And they wrote that story into book made out of platinum pages. Thousand of years past, until 590 B.C when Greek (????) journeyed to Egypt. He's name was Solon. It was there, he discovered two antiquities of the Atlantis. At one was platinum book and the other was torck of truth itself. Solon gathered his disciples and presented them with ark and taking the only key Solon left with platinum book to search for treasure of Atlantis and vanished without the trace.
Next time the jalopy won't start up, try this: Rig a couple of missiles to either fender, make sure the kids are clear of the driveway and light the fuses. That's just one of the cool tricks viewers can learn from The Lost Treasure of Atlantis, a made-for-TV movie based on MacGyver, the adventure series about a clever hero known for great escapes.

Richard Dean Anderson reprises his role as MacGyver, the crafty fellow who can do more with a pocket knife than most folks could do with a degree from MIT. This time, he sets out to help an archeology professor find the lost city of Atlantis- a feat that, if things go according to MacGyver's usual schedule, should require a half-hour tops.

During its run on ABC, MacGyver was one of those mystifying shows that performed poorly in the ratings but was renewed annually - suggesting that its producer possessed compromising photos of network executives.
Not that the series wasn't decent: MacGyver, thanks to intriguing plot twists and Anderson's sly charm, was always entertaining. It's long run in the face of minimal audience enthusiasm, however, was simply puzzling. (MacGyver now airs in syndication.) The Lost Treasure of Atlantis will please die-hard MacGyver fans with its familiar mix: maximum action, minimal exposition. MacGyver- looking a little older and stiffer but otherwise up to the task of routinely doing the impossible- uses his brains and nimble fingers to extricate himself from an astonishing variety of traps, snares, dead ends, and hopeless situations.
Some observers may complain that tonight's movie is a direct steal from Raiders of the Lost Ark, the motion picture that introduced Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) and initiated a string of successful sequels. Indeed, Lost Treasure of Atlantis borrows heavily from the movie's tropes. But what's the harm?
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