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The Jewel of the Nile
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.
Joan Wilder is thrust back into a world of murder, chases, foreign intrigue... and love. This time out she's duped by a duplicitous Arab dignitary who brings her to the Middle East, ostensibly to write a book about his life. Of course he's up to no good, and Joan is just another pawn in his wicked game. But Jack Colton and his sidekick Ralph show up to help our intrepid heroine save the day.
After the surprise success of Romancing the Stone, I guess the studios saw a quick buck and decided they'd make this the new Indiana Jones, even though Indiana Jones was still fairly new at that time. But this fell faster than an elephant with anvils and pianos tied to itself jumping off of the empire state building.
This film seemed cursed from the start. From what I've heard, Douglas and Turner returned through a contractual obligation, and at one point Turner tried to to quit, but was threatened with a lawsuit. Add on the hex of a different writing team and director and you have a recipe for disaster.
Not to mention that a few months before the release of…
The best thing about this movie? The soundtrack was so 80's that it reminded me of one of the most awesome video games ever.
Funnier and more fun than Romancing the Stone, but without the stakes. Jewel of the Nile is a good time, but doesn't exactly put you on the edge of your seat. The biggest problem with these two movies is that they aren't Indiana Jones. The other two problems are 1) Kathleen Turner should be the lead and, in both films, takes the back seat to Michael Douglas (not that he's bad, but the story basically calls for her to outshine him and the script doesn't let her) and 2)Danny DeVito isn't in them enough.
Still, fun film making and the cast is absolutely game.
This film relies a little too heavily on corny jokes to be as good as Romancing the Stone. There are some pretty funny parts, but they're few and far between. The whole thing was just too over the top for me to really enjoy it.
Michael Douglas sure looks old in this. I appreciated a lot of the references to old adventure serials, but they were handled with much more cheese than, say, Indiana Jones or something like that. Really, though, this film has some perfect comedic moments (Danny DeVito's wheezing while under a horse killed me) and some interesting action that hearkens back to the buckled swash of old Hollywood. It might be mediocre, but it's a pretty good time.
Joan Wilder: I'm going to write the truth about you!
Omar: The truth? If I wanted the truth, I would have hired 60 Minutes.
Próbáltam úgy tekinteni rá, hogy nem az járt a fejemben mennyit öregedett ez a film. De nem tudtam. Sajnos se a poénok, se a színészi játék, se a történet nem állta ki az idő vasfogát ebben a filmben. Nem kellett volna újra nézni, mert ennél sokkal szórakoztatóbb és izgalmasabb filmre emlékeztem.
Ah, the 80s. Those halcyon days when blockbuster movies didn't even attempt to hide that they were racist as fuck. Romancing The Stone was pretty fun, but this was downright painful and cringeworthy.
Maybe my favourite movie co-starring The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
Don't like it as much as "Romancing the Stone" but it is still funny to watch.
Il gioiello del Nilo "l'ambizione" d'essere un film fotocopia ma fallisce. In compenso ci regala noia, balletti da Valtur e approssimazione.
Nowhere near as fun as Romancing the Stone but it does have this exchange which made me chuckle and says a lot about my sense of humour-
Omar: Jack is dead.
Joan Wilder: Don't be ridiculous! Jack would never die without telling me.
It isn't as good as Romancing the Stone, but it's hard for me to understand why this did so poorly. Solid action-adventure movie with a great cast. Lots of fun.
I may be alone in this but I think that The Jewel of the Nile is just as fun, charming and entertaining as the first film. Initially my expectations weren't very high since I had heard it was a very inferior sequel and also because I was aware of the fact that Robert Zemeckis didn't return to direct this one. The truth is that I was pleasantly surprised by it and Lewis Teague's direction was outstanding.
Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner once again were amazing and so was their chemistry on the screen once more. Danny DeVito was funny as usual and two new additions to the cast did a very good job as well: Avner Eisenberg as the "Jewel"…
Eh, this sequel was not as good as Romancing the Stone. For me, it's more fun when they're in a jungle setting. The desert setting is just so blah and boring, but I still like Douglas and Turner as these characters.
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Because Del asked. Updated Oct 21 2014.
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