Sunday, August 31, 2014

Film #67: Romancing the Stone (1984)

Plot - Ghetto Raiders of the Lost Ark with a better cast. The last half hour is truly action-packed, with gators biting off peoples arms and everything!

Form - Ghetto Lucas.

F/X - The crocs are great, and gotta love that graphic arm bite.

Acting - Douglas is a much more believable Indiana Jones than Ford will ever be, and Turner is always great.

Mise en scene - Dense jungles. Dense, dense jungles and dirty villages.

Quotables - Not really.

Cool stuff - Tons! Falling down mudholes, tense confrontations, and wacky croc antics. One downside: it's absurd to even have guns in a movie where the baddies always miss. It's like an episode of the A-Team.


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