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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.
"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.…
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
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…
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.
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…
This movie was BORING! How can an action movie with this big of a budget be this dull. Sadly, this flick suffers from an uninteresting story, forgettable characters, clunky editing and a severe lack of energy. There is this one scene where one of the characters has to jump from boat to boat, and there were at least jump-cuts of that scene. The sad thing is that the production values are nice, and some of the stunts are cool when it is not edited to crap. I saw this for free on Netflix and it still was not worth it because it took two hours of my life, and this movie is not worth that.
May Scavenger hunt,
Task #5, an underrated Matthew McConaughey movie;
You know, I actually call Sahara the mid 2000's Indiana Jones, even though Sahara bombed at the box office... but that doesn't stop me from watching underrated stuff.
(8/10)- Knock your socks off.
'' I THINK WE NEED TO DO A PANAMA!''
Good movie. Really impressed by the end.
Old fashioned corny adventure story. Hints of Raiders of the Lost Ark.
So comfortable with its casual racism you'd swear it was made in 1951.
Aarteenmetsästäjät aikoja sitten kadonneen paatin perässä. Samoilla dyyneillä hottismaisia piirteitä omaava lekuri suorittaa omia tutkimuksiaan.
Modernimpaa Indiana Jonesia. Penelope lämpenee loppua kohti.
I would have to say that this is a fun movie. I've always enjoyed this movie. Though its not an "amazing" movie nor, McConaughey's best, it's still one of his best films in my opinion.
Steve Zahn's character is written so well and his comedic timing is one to aspire to. The story is done well enough not to really leave any plot holes and is a decent watch.
Dumb, overlong, but adequate as far as action-adventure films go.
These are films that I've seen over the years that I've either liked or loved, but A LOT of people…
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