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Monster Ark (2008)

Archaeologist Nicholas Zavatero and his student find a vase with antique inscription on where Noah's Ark is hidden in the underlying monster called Tama. They decide to go looking, but things get out of control.


Declan O'Brien




Cast overview, first billed only:
Renée O'Connor ... Dr. Ava Greenway
Tim DeKay ... Dr. Nicholas Zavaterro
Tom Lister Jr. ... Sgt. Gentry (as Tommy Lister Jr.)
Amanda Crew ... Joanna
Carlos Leon ... Belus
Bill Parks ... Russell
Richard Gnolfo ... Wilson
Tommy Nohilly ... Coles
Vlado Mihailov Vlado Mihailov ... Martinez (as Vlado Mihaylov)
Mike Straub ... Hutch (as Michael Straub)
Stefan Shterev Stefan Shterev ... Insurgent #1 (as Stefan Shtereff)
Bashar Rahal ... Insurgent #2 (as Bashar Rahad)
Hristo Mitzkov Hristo Mitzkov ... Belus' Lieutenant (as Hristo Motzkov)
George Zlatarev George Zlatarev ... Iraqi Captain Backhar
Velislav Pavlov Velislav Pavlov ... Laborer


Archaeologist Nicholas Zavaterro and his student find an antique vase with an inscription that points to where Noah's Ark is hidden. They decide to go looking, but things get out of control when they encounter opposing forces, including a monster named Tama.

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Fantasy | Horror | Sci-Fi


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Lord Carnavon, sponsor of the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun, did not die of mold, fungi, etc. encountered in the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb, as suggested at the start of the movie. Rather, he died months after the tomb was opened, of an infected mosquito bite. See more »


References Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) See more »

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Good old fashion monster madness
10 August 2008 | by cjk_35See all my reviews

The only reason why I tuned in to see this movie is that the monster looked really cool in the previews. As it turns out that is the only good thing about this movie.

The story is that college professor Nicholas and two of his students discovers a urn. They take the urn back to America and have Nicholas's ex-wife Ava open it. Inside they find the original book of Genesis. Ava decodes it and discover that Noah had made a second ark to banish demonic monster, but the ark crashed and sinked in Iraq. So just like that the team heads over to Iraq with no problem from the government. There they meet hard ass Iraqui Captian Backhar. Together they find this "Monster Ark" and open the cage holding the monster. The monster escapes and goes on a rampage. Captian Backhar fail to stop the monster with raw fire power. Team then figures out that they must get Noah's staff to stop the monster, but the offspring of Noah are protecting it and won't hand it over so easily. Nicholas now must learn to have faith in order to stop the monster.

The Monster was the only thing that kept me watching. The acting was below average. The director inserted a sub-plot between Nicholas and Ava about them not trusting each other. He also add moments to create chemistry between characters, but these fail. The chemistry seemed fake and the sub-plot wasn't though out well enough.

The special effects on the monster where good enough but still looked fake. The Monster design was awesome but the movement needed work. The flash back scenes of the ark where completely CGI and look like something out of a 90's video game.

If you are looking to see a good monster movie watch this but fast forward though all the talking and just watch the scenes with the monster.

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Release Date:

9 August 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Genesis Code See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Sci Fi Pictures See more »
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1.33 : 1
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