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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/31/2005 10:22:29 PM EDT
My abbreviated movie review :

Indiana Jones meets National Treasure with a dash of Outbreak
thrown in .

Not bad , and it's got guns .
I give it a 3 out of 5

Link Posted: 9/1/2005 7:52:52 AM EDT
Good, cause I bought the DVD Tuesday
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:03:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:11:05 AM EDT
It would have been better if it was MORE like National Treasure......

Action is fairly good, but the story line lacked a bunch. They spent way too much time on things other than the story.......
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 8:39:40 AM EDT
It's a popcorn flick. Just check your reality gauge at the door, sit back with some popcorn, and enjoy the fiction. It's really pretty fun as long as you don't try to take any of it seriously.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:11:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 1:16:18 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I watched it.
Having read the book, the movie blows.




+1


They were only allowed to say it was based off of the novel, they did not get support because of how badly they butchered it
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 2:13:11 PM EDT
Can anyone explain what is supposed to be so hot about Panelope Cruz? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that she's ugly or anything. I just don't think that she's anything special.
Link Posted: 9/1/2005 4:50:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I watched it.
Having read the book, the movie blows.



+1

Dirk Pitt books are great, this film didn't do the book justice (unlike Raise the Titanic).

Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:35:12 PM EDT
Looks lame as all hell. Another movie where they are trying to recreate the success of the Indiana Jones franchise.


Originally Posted By Shane333:
Can anyone explain what is supposed to be so hot about Panelope Cruz? Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that she's ugly or anything. I just don't think that she's anything special.



No, go with your first instinct... she's ugly. Looks like she has a mustache. Want more of a reason not to like her... watch Blow with Johnny Depp. She makes you want to knock her teeth through the backof her head... she's actually on par with Sharon Stone in Casino in that movie.
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:39:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/2/2005 5:48:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Aimless:
You guys talked me into "NAVY SEALS" with Charlie Sheen. Fool me once, shame on you...



Ooooh. That movie certainly fits the time period of desperately trying to make Charlie Sheen into an action hero. That movie was so lame I can't even begin to list the reasons. Looking back, it's an insult to anyone with half a brain that still enjoys mildly realistic action movies.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:21:31 AM EDT
I give it 2.5 out of 4 stars. The WHO doctor wasn't that pretty. Needed female nudity. Had some good action sequences like the Niger river boat chase scene. Was good to see a CSA ironclad at the beginning
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 6:24:45 AM EDT
I liked how Mathew Mconaahdhdgfwyrdhay's sidekick couldn't hit squat with the AK at the well scene, but later was bullseyeing dynamite sticks while being thrown out of a moving vehicle.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 7:14:40 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Hawker:
I liked how Mathew Mconaahdhdgfwyrdhay's sidekick couldn't hit squat with the AK at the well scene, but later was bullseyeing dynamite sticks while being thrown out of a moving vehicle.



Funny you should say that. I was so disgusted by his shooting abilities at the well scene that I think I actually blurted out, "his shooting sucks," in the movie theater. Even with an AK there's no excuse for missing those twenty yard shots.
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 5:02:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Scope-eye:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I watched it.
Having read the book, the movie blows.



+1

Dirk Pitt books are great, this film didn't do the book justice (unlike Raise the Titanic).




The film was fine with beer and pizza............. you just have too high standards!
Link Posted: 9/6/2005 10:50:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bunnyassassin:

Originally Posted By Scope-eye:

Originally Posted By Sylvan:
I watched it.
Having read the book, the movie blows.



+1

Dirk Pitt books are great, this film didn't do the book justice (unlike Raise the Titanic).




The film was fine with beer and pizza............. you just have too high standards!



+1

Plus maybe because i didn't read the book. Books made into movies RARELY do justice to the same.
Link Posted: 9/10/2005 8:42:06 PM EDT
I enjoyed it. But I didn't go in expecting Citizen Kane.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 7:45:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 10:51:26 PM EDT
I liked it.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 10:56:33 PM EDT
It is decent. It was a "glad I waited for video title". Hard to go to the theatre without nearly assaulting someone.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 11:03:01 PM EDT
looked like a direct to video dud
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:08:14 PM EDT
I really liked it
I have read most of the Clive Cussler books
hell the books are goofy and over the top i think the movie was decent representation
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:09:09 PM EDT
Watched it last night. It was decent.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 9:10:31 PM EDT
Entertaining pulp.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 3:55:16 PM EDT
It was OK, hard to keep up with a Cussler novel, too much information. This one stayed pretty close to the novel.

Did everyone catch what they did to the French guy at the end?

Merlin
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