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Author Topic: This makes Sahara sound kind of cool...  (Read 937 times)
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Dafones
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« on: March 30, 2005, 06:41:00 PM »

Just a review (of sorts) sent in to Aint it Cool. The reviewer, Pyul MacTackle, is generally pretty with it when it comes to his reviews, so if he liked it, I want to pay closer attention.

I thought the trailers looked like horse sh!t - National Treasure in a sandbox - but then he said...

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Don’t let the lousy trailers or the mediocre TV spot that’s trying to convince you its ‘National Treasure’ scare you away. This movie is solid and is gonna catch a lot of people off guard.


That makes me even more curious. It's Sin City this weekend, and maybe Sahara the next. I'm up for a few good flicks.
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2005, 07:15:42 PM »

Actually I would be rather happy if this was close to National Treasure. I was suprised by how good it was. If Sahara is close to that, then I will for sure make a point to check it out.
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2005, 07:35:36 PM »

I really have enjoyed the Dirk Pitt books over the years and have always wanted to see a movie done with that series, Raise the Titanic doesn't count.

I was worried though when I saw the director's name, since it seemed to be a case of somone's son getting handed a 'who cares how this comes out?' movie to make his daddy happy.

I also was very disappointed in the casting of Matthew Mcconawhatever as Pitt, even more so the apparent casting of Steve Zahn as Al.  What the hell is that about!?!?!

I like Penelope Cruz though, and I think she fits right in with the type of female characters of the books.

So I guess reviews will make or break this movie for me. I'd be interested in reading what CG have to say about it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2005, 08:22:43 PM »

It looks all right. Matinee if it gets good reviews methinks.
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« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2005, 12:04:21 AM »

Previews make it pretty fun.  Sahara was one of my favorite Pitt books before I burned out on the series and Cussler's writing.  

I do think William H Macy makes a good Sandecker.
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« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2005, 03:00:47 AM »

When I saw the preview on TV I initially thought it was one of the made for TV movies on the USA network. I read Sahara and enjoyed the book. I can't get to excited about because I already know the story.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2005, 08:26:24 AM »

Another review from the same site, this time by the head geek, Harry Knowles.

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The highest complement is that they completely captured the spirit and feel of Cussler’s finest character. If you’re a fan, you’ll squeal with delight – if you have never read them, you’ll enjoy your time discovering a new character.
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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2005, 04:13:52 PM »

Yeah the TV spots don't look great.  But Penelope Cruz and McConaughey are good IMO.

Thanx for the review because I did think it was kinda National Treasure in a sandbox...perfect explanation (even though I liked NT).  I was hoping for something a little more gritty like Reign of Fire...that would be nice.
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