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.
Although a clunky sequel it's great to see Joan Wilder and Jack Colton on another 80's Action Adventure, it's also great to remember how darn attractive Kathleen Turner was before she swelled and melted... And I'm sure I saw a Ford Sierra in the first 20 mins...
Seriously though, as sequels go this wasn't a bad attempt. Not as strong as Romancing the Stone but the strength and wonderful interactions between Douglas, Turner and DeVito hold this fun filled caper above water.
no as funny as romancing the stone, but then nothing could match that
still same silly humour stuff though
Really not all that great - especially considering the fun of the first film - was comes close to brilliance in the entertainment factor. Here everyone's just trying too hard and the screenplay is pretty awful. There are some interesting ideas going on here, but none of them are carried out very well.
I decided a remake is in order. Starring Jeremy Renner, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Marsan.
I have never seen the sequel of Romancing The Stone and I was not missing much because like most sequels to films, it is not as good as the first one and rather than be billed as a bad film it is just an average sequel.
As a kid I liked this film. As an adult, however, I didn't last 20 minutes. One of the things that made the first film fun was the interaction between Douglas and Turner. In this film they decide to separate them from one another early on. Since I bailed after 20 minutes I am not sure how long it takes for them to get reunited but I know that it's too long.
Bailed around the 20-minute mark.
Nowhere near as good as RTS, but a passable effort. Mind you, I say 'passable' - I can't really remember much about this one to this day save a few memorable scenes.
I loved these movies as kid, I still love them today. Just plain fun. I miss the 80's.
Such an uninteresting and unabashedly unoriginal sequel that adds absolutely nothing to the characters, or the story or... the world in general.