Looking to the movie as a whole assures that it's not the matter of the action-with-more movie and its pure-action sequel, rather the memorable B movie and another B movie! Some of his best moments involve his bewildering cross-cultural dialogue: He speaks in vast metaphysical concepts, which are unexpectedly interrupted with 1985 slang and pop sociology. They shouldn't have been forced to do something they didn't want. Offering up a mixture of standard stories recounting shooting locations and the harsh conditions of much of the shoot with a discussion of some of his favorite scenes and the challenge of working with non-professional actors the Flying Karamazov Brothers, for example , Teague remains generally easy to listen to, in spite of some dead air much of chapter 13, for example. This is a silly action adventure, mostly set in North Africa. And then, instead of giving you Omar Sharif as the would-be emperor, you get a look-alike character portrayed by someone named Spiros Focas who I never heard of before, but is apparently one of Greece's finest and most respected actors. Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel 480p, 20:59 features interviews with the primary cast and crew members as they recount the film, the work that went into making the sequel, and even a candid discussion about the viability of a project such as Jewel of the Nile in today's world. The Jewel Of The Nile also contains more stunt segments, which were some of the high points of the first film.
Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito reunite in the disappointing Jewel of the Nile. Omar is a pale imitation of Zolo from the first movie. Colton wants to continue their world cruise. Kathleen Turner Peggy Sue Got Married, The Man With Two Brains gives the same solid performance as she did in the first film, which is not a bad thing at all. Kathleen Turner had become the sex symbol of the moment, and the offers rolled in for her. The characters are less happy as a couple in this movie, which was a bad decision. Princess Bride is a good one.
Totally enjoyed it, so when jewel came on after it, I watched that too and completely enjoyed it as well. An added bonus to this one are the fabulous Flying Karamazov Brothers juggling troupe, who jazz up this film a little with their entertaining skills. They should have done a third one where they have kids who cannot believe their parents ever did anything exciting, until one day. Although the script isn't the best, they have enough charisma to sell the cheesy lines. Danny DeVito also returns as the greedy wind-bag Ralph.
We even have a scene in a tribal village compete with tribal dancing. She leaves Jack Michael Douglas and travels down the Nile to find that the emperor-to-be's subjects are rebelling because Omar's not such a nice guy. However Kathleen Turner is still a treat to watch apart. While there are a few good moments and a handful of funny lines, Jewel of the Nile is a pale sequel which never rises to the giddy heights of the first film. It features Jack Michael Douglas and Joan Kathleen Turner getting married on a boat in the middle of the sea. What makes this film worth watching, though, are the chase-type scenes, the specific likes of which I'd not seen before.
Gone was a plethora of both young and established talent that lent their skills to Stone, their combined efforts invariably aiding that film tremendously. This sequel is rather quite disappointing to me. Probably the best way to enjoy the movie is to watch Romancing the Stone just before watching it, and then you'd probably understand it better and wouldn't think it's worthless. Not the perfect transfer, even for an older catalogue title, but certainly sufficient, The Jewel of the Nile's 1080p transfer should satisfy most casual fans. Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas turn in listless performances in a rip-off story that lacks the sparkle and drive of the first movie.
The African dances are fun to watch. I wish those responsible for its production could see that and realize that this was not meant to be as memorable as the first. Now playing at General Cinema Lehigh Valley Mall, Budco Quakertown 5 and Budco 25th Street 3. And just as before, I found colors to be bright and contrast to be smooth, so no complaints in those areas. He speaks with a charming accent. If you have a juvenile sense of humor, then lots of this will appeal to you. Dialogue is the best aspect of the disc, sounding crisp and natural through the center channel.
A sequel to the much loved 'Romancing the Stone', 'The Jewel of the Nile' is, at best, a passable sequel, that appeals in parts. The magical camaraderie shared between Douglas and Turner in the first film is lessened to a great extent here, too. It is full of great one-liners that find their way into conversation as well as a severe cheesiness factor in some parts which isn't a bad thing. Concluding the supplemental package is the film's theatrical trailer 480p, 1:34. Sound spreads fairly well around the stage, with a few decent ambient effects in addition to the fine dialogue reproduction that feels as expansive as the yard itself. Ralph Danny DeVito seeks revenge against Jack for getting left in prison.
Plus, there are lavish locales - Morocco and the French Riviera - and seemingly a cast of thousands. The Jewel turns out to be a religious man the people support. There's also a terribly done pointless scene where the 'Jewel' walks through the fire. He wants her to write his biography. I love 'Romancing the Stone'. And it had an overall point of view and tone.
Or it's part of many Hollywood movies' dogma while dealing with Arabs; whereas they're pictured, eternally, as throng of idiots the movie, this round, resorts to giving them a funky look sometimes to change the flavor of the pretty old idea though! Gone was the plethora of talent that made Romancing the Stone so damn great…replaced by a creative team who were nowhere near as adept. How about the film's disappointing false second act. Wilder is fascinated by an offer from an Arab potentate named Omar Spiros Focas to write his biography, and she accepts. Joan Wilder Kathleen Turner and Jack Colton Michael Douglas are still together, currently enjoying a cruise, rather sail, around the world. An energetic but uninspired sequel to Romancing The Stone, itself a sexy reworking of the Indiana Jones formula. Some good sequences here and there, but really nothing all that great. The rest of the cast is entirely different.
Albeit, the Nile doesn't flow in Libya. I realize that in Romancing the Stone there were some pretty broad caricatures of Columbians on display but nothing compared to the insulting portrayal of Arabs here. There some moments that inspire, but they aren't enough. On the whole, 'The Jewel of the Nile' is a so-so fare. Jack and Joan and Jewel went up a hill.