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When a group of archaeologists dig up a human skeleton near the historical monument of STONEHENGE, an ancient piece of machinery hidden beneath the bedrock is discovered. Not knowing what it could be the workers accidentally trigger the mechanism and start a chain of events that may very well end the world as we know it.
Most of what the Syfy Channel airs are creature features which end up getting bad word of mouth due to their ambitious projects but low budgets but "Stonehenge Apocalypse" makes the most of it's budget by only using effects when needed the most and letting the story be the main attraction instead. The film is also something different for them which again is a good thing. In the film Stonehenge as a doomsday clock countdown counter and destruction mechanism and a group of scientists must try to stop it before it destroys the earth while fighting off a crazed cult who has their own motives for the clock. Sure there are the usual plot holes and things that never add up but I found it to be pretty entertaining and thought the whole idea of using Stonehenge was great since to this day no one is sure what it is or why it was built let alone by whom. I seen a few other reviews calling it a "2012" ripoff and I don't agree with that since all end of the world movies are similar in one way or another plus even though Stonehenge doesn't have the expensive special effects "2012" had it has a much more interesting story than "2012" which to me was poorly written.
The bottom line here is this is a made for TV movie and you can't expect big things from such a movie but I did find it to be an above average Syfy channel movie that has a story that flows nicely, some good action and a cast that does a good job playing their characters and making them as believable as possible. If you like films about the end of the world I suggest giving this one a look at just don't expect a big Hollywood production and you should at least find it to be entertaining like I did. The effects are not that great but like I said they are used only when needed, the filmmakers were wise in letting the story and characters carry the film and the result was pretty enjoyable, it might not be as pretty as "2012" but it wraps up an already pretty good story very well. The DVD comes with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
*** 1/2 Out Of *****