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Scouring the ocean depths for treasure-laden shipwrecks is business as usual for a thrill-seeking underwater adventurer and his wisecracking buddy. But when these two cross paths with a beautiful doctor, they find themselves on the ultimate treasure hunt.
Matthew McConaughey could have been the next Indiana Jones had this sorely underrated action masterpiece not have bombed so hard. He is just as witty and cool as Harrison Ford with the suaveness of 007. Undoubtedly in my mind one of the most misunderstood action film in recent memory. Ton of fun with exciting action and a humongous dose of comedy making this an unforgettable 2-hour experience.
"I am so tired of being shot at!"
Cast and characters: 9/10
Visual Effects: 9/10
"Sahara" should work. The Breck Eisner-directed adventure film boasts Matthew McConaughey exhibiting classic leading man chops, a story communicating life-and-death stakes, and a cinematic dynamic trumpeting a James Bond-meets-Indiana Jones sensibility. The ingredients for the next great adventure film are all there, but they result in something strangely uninteresting. The parts may shine, but the sum is lackluster.
Starring McConaughey as Clive Cussler's adventurer, Dirk Pitt, "Sahara" follows Pitt and comrades on on odyssey involving Civil War-era shipwrecks, African plagues, and general derring-do. The plot combines an audacious hodge-podge of elements and easily retains the treasure-hunting, techno-adventuresome spirit of Cussler's novels.
Unfortunately, that story is executed with such a vanilla cinematic energy that what should enchant and excite falls flat.…
McConaughey had to go through his Burt Reynolds phase from roughly the years 2003 to 2011, successfully cocooning his abilities as an actor. You can tell he had a hell of a fun time just living life those years. But from a cocoon comes a transformation and watching McConaughey transform his career is one of the more fascinating and redemptive arcs of an actors work. You have to have the downs to admire the ups that much more. As for Sahara, which pains me to even bring up, there is just no momentum to it whatsoever. So dull it hurts.
I've decided to spend my day off doing some African adventuring.
I've just been looking through some of the reviews of Sahara and bloody hell! No-one liked this film, did they? Crapped on from all angles and a disappointment at the box office, it's no wonder this didn't become the franchise that they had hoped for. Well I'm disappointed if no-one else is.
I thought Sahara was absolutely tremendous fun. Does it have a single solitary original thought in its head? Nope. Is it completely bone-headed and daft? Yep. Do I care? Not a jot. This really ticked most of the boxes when it came to an old fashioned action adventure as far as I'm concerned, with a good cast…
Wow. Just wow. The hatred on Sahara is tremendous. Why it hated so much... I'll never understand!!!
Often regarded as one of the biggest box-office flops ever made, Sahara stars Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zhan as treasure hunting buddies who travel to Africa to look for a possible sunken Civil War ship (why it's in Africa is a long story). While that's going on, there's also a conspiracy afoot involving this epidemic plague killing the locals... with Penelope Cruz playing a doctor investigating. Weird combination of plots I know... but I just dig this film.
I know I know, there's way too much comparisons with Indiana Jones here, and many complained over the absurdity of the plot, but tell me…
I thought there was a chance I actually might really like this one. The cast is great with McConaughey, Macy, and the underrated Steve Zahn. It also came out in 05 which is the peak of when I liked shitty movies like this so I wondered why I had never watched this before.
I soon realized the reason I never watched this is because McConaughey character is named Dirk Pitt. DIRK FUCKING PITT. That's the worst fake name ever. That's the kind of name you tell a girl 6 margaritas deep in mexico on spring break. The spring break fake name is one…
Nada de divertida, la epítome del período oscuro de Matthew McConaughey.
How many lines did Penelope Cruz have in this movie?
Well, at least it's not as bad as the National Treasure movies.
The best thing I can say about Sahara is that I'd rather rewatch it than National Treasure. McConaughey is for some reason made up to look like Captain Jack Sparrow and Penelope Cruz is criminally underutilized. I am really ready to be done with the trope of the smart, no-nonsense love interest who spends the whole movie screwing up and getting kidnapped so the hero can rescue her.
Zero identity can't fight its surging blandness
Still better than Crystal Skull.
This was a bit of a waste. A mismash of the worst parts of National Treasure. Poor Penelope Cruz.
When the plot convenience soccer ball leads the protagonist to the plot dump wall. Great writing there that is.
Why don't I dislike this movie as much as I should? Is it the McConaughey charisma? Is it the genuine chemistry between him and his costars? Well, hell maybe it's just the big dumb sense of adventure. If only the action wasn't as cut to hell as it is.
I barely remember this one and now I know why. It's a big adventure flick but it doesn't feel adventurey at all. Maybe it's Steve Zahn's fault. Alright Alright Alright
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
A list of every Blu-Ray that I own.