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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.
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.
If I was a baby film I'd want to grow up to be like Romancing the Stone, not Jewel in the Nile.
Uneven tone, uninspired script and an awful soundtrack make this a less-than-satisfactory sequel.
Desangelada secuela de Tras el corazón verde (Robert Zemekcis, 1984). Diane Thomas, la guionista original, falleció en un trágico accidente, con lo que el alma creadora de los personajes no pudo participar en esta prolongación a mayor gloria de Michael Douglas (en la primera, también producida por el actor, todo el protagonismo iba al personaje de Turner).
La película resulta entretenida, pero manida y poco inspirada. Algunos críticos vieron en el cómico Avner Eisemberg al gran descubrimiento de los 80. Lo cierto es que, desde entonces, sólo se le ha visto en un par de intervenciones en el Un, dos, tres de Chicho Ibáñez Serrador.
A lazy TV film choice on the last day of the Xmas holiday. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito return following the success of Romancing the Stone, but this time the story feels much more contrived and, while still entertaining, never quite reaches the level of the first film. The early CGI effects really look dated now as do the hairstyles, outfits and musical score. Only really excusable with the last of the Advocaat and mince pies.
Don't think I've ever watched this sequel to the excellent, yet ridiculously tacky, Romancing the Stone. This steps up the silliness, goes all out and explodes an entire town before they've even hit half way. The headphone sunglass wearing guy is the best casting ever.
So bad it's good, as long as you don't question anything.
Best line, after we see the boat blow up, "The boat blew up!"
So after revisiting the superb Romancing The Stone I thought it's only right to revisit the sequel...which I also hadn't seen since I was a kid, but unlike 'Stone' I could barely remember it at all, I could only remember that initially I didn't like it as much.
It's really not very good is it? Far too much goofy comedy, which the first one didn't have at all and Douglass and Turner at times feel like they're playing completely different characters than who they played in the previous movie.
It has it's fun moments, most notably the scene involving the fighter jet, but overall it's not a patch on Romancing The Stone.
But as with any Kathleen Turner movie from the 1980's, it's worth watching just for her, because she's bloody gorgeous.
Film 22 out of 100
J is for The Jewel of the Nile
After watching "Romancing the Stone" a couple of days ago and being rather disappointed with the film I decided to see the sequel to the film which I had never heard of before looking information on the first film. This could be a hidden gem right?
No, it's not. This is just even more of an Indiana Jones rip off. I gave the first film a pass but by 1985, Indiana Jones is a household name. To so blatantly rip off one of the world's greatest characters is a shame and a scam.
Fans of this movie, I'm sorry for you. Have you not seen better? Do…
Great sequel which improves on almost everything in every way and throws twice the budget it seems at it. Douglass and Turner have always had great chemistry and it shows through here. Lump in the same vein as Indy, The Mummy and Tomb Raider - just these films are that little bit more 80s!
Drinking Game: Devito - his character is so redundant its funny. A shot for everytime you think "why are you in this film?"
Bottom Line: Great fun for all. Explosions, laughs, romance and silliness.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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