by The Scarlet Harlot on April 13, 2005 · 9 comments
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did we actually have to check out the promotions to realize what a colossal flop this is going to be?
lemme guess matt plays a smooth talking southern man. ms cruz is a tough olive skinned beauty who saves his ass. why not just add lucas to this and call in “the guy who sat next to indiana jones in college, goes to the desert”
I dunno. I think you folks are putting a little more expectation on the film than it deserves. It’s just a light-hearted action film, and I’m all for those.
tell me 1 action movie in the last 10 years that hasn’t tried to be action/light hearted comedy? the only thing action movies have done is gone to even more bad comedy added to detract what horrid movies they really are. they might as well have put jackie chan in this flick.
Tears of the Sun
Anything starring DMX and/or Steven Seagal.
Anything starring Jet Li.
Anything starring Vin Diesel.
I could go on indefinately. There’s a world of difference between a lighthearded action/comedy and an action film with jokes in it.
I feel ya….
I just took all those crappy one liners as bad humor.
hey what happend to everyone… JPB leaves and poof so does everyone else… did we lose the grace of god?
Does anyone know if this is the first Cussler novel to be made into a movie?
Sahara the book was ridiculous, but it was fun in a poorly written James Bond sort of way. If I remember right, it took place about thirty years ago, and Dirk ends up killing somebody like Castro. I’m curious to see how they adapted it, but not so curious that I’d actually go see it.
Cussler also let the Hollywood folks make a film of his novel Raise the Titanic. It was more like Sink the Titanic. It has been said that he isn’t all too happy about Sahara either, but then again, he hasn’t seen it yet. The movie should be taken for what it is, a silly action adventure comedy that is nothing but pure popcorn goodness all over.
I don’t know how Cussler could take Sahara seriously enough to be upset about any adaptation; however, his books should make it clear that his self-importance knows no bounds. Dirk is a (fantastical) fictionalization of himself, and he makes a cameo in every story as a sage, jovial old man.
What I find fascinating is that Cussler has already prepared a lawsuit against the filmakers, but he’s waiting to file until he knows how much money it’s making.
What a prick.
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