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.
Film 22 out of 100
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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.
I wasn't expecting this Adventure/Comedy/Romance sequel to be good, but it somehow failed to be any fun. 4/10.
Defiantly less a film than the original. Douglas and Turner are still gold together, but the idea isn't fresh, it really isn't fun and the charm the original had is just gone. Replace the exotic forest with deserts, and a bunch of religion I could care about just about tops it off.
Also, the two are separate for most of the first third of the film. Bad guys were cardboard, and rats just are not as cool as alligators.
DeVito is great again, but seems to disappear for the middle section of the film.
And the movie really drug this time around. The lead's chemistry just couldn't work to save the film from the bleak and boring scenery.
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