King Solomon's Mines
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Swayze does a great job as Quartermaine & Alison Doody is wonderful as the female lead. There are never annoying moments of disgusted "They'd never do that", or ridiculous temple-of-doom type comedy lines. The screenplay and plot were terrific, the adventure was compelling, and the entire movie was heartwarming. Villains were even well-wrought. Scenery was breathtaking.
Well done, highly recommended, and perfect for family viewing on a Sunday afternoon or early Saturday evening.
This appears to be a TV mini-series, with all the pieces strapped together into one feature film. That seems to explain a lot of the slightly discordant notes. There aren't many special effects here, but that works just fine. The pace and action are more subdued than you'd expect in a regular movie, but the it keeps plugging along at a fair pace. It even steps over the jumps between segments without stumbling, mostly. Swayze's "loyal father" role may not be true to a story written so long ago, but is almost a checkbox item for establishing a 21st century male character as a good guy. The romantic interest seems to pop abruptly out of nowhere, as if the scriptwriters got to the last segment and realized they'd forgotten something. Well, I've seen lots worse.
This is longish, almost three hours, but never seemed to drag. It's a bit tame by theatrical standards, but moves along well and won't offend those who prefer chaste flicks. Maybe you could do better than this one, but you could certainly do worse.
Anytime you think of Patrick Swayze, you think of either "Ghost" ot "Dirty Dancing", but he does quite a good job in this film as Allan Quartermain. Allison Doody (Elizabeth Matiland) also did a great job, and it doesn't hurt that she's beautiful. My personal favortite is Keketso Semoko (Momma Tuussee). Any scene that she's in, she steals.
Hallmark used some beautiful scenery in this film; Going from the forest to the desert, it all looks wonderful. This is another Hallmark movie that you don't want to miss. It's always hard to follow the original film, but they somehow managed to pull it off.
This movie is kindda like a Indiana Jones movie.
Just about when you think the movie is over it take a left turn,
or you think they are going to die and they just slip away.
I have always been a fan of Patrick Swayzes ever since the "OUTSIDERS".
I have much respect for Patrick he's a man that plays in movies he wants to do, instead of doing movies just for the money.
In my opion thats a true actor.
I rate this DVD a 5 of 5 stars!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
WHAT CAN YOU SAY!! Patrick Swayze!! enough said>>>> and a good movie, too :)Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
The CD doesn't work - surface scratches - ad said it was in good shape - oh well.Published 7 months ago by Barbara Collier
I have seen a few of these movies. This one was fare. Swayze OK.Published 9 months ago by David W. Barsness
swayze is a great star this isa good movie ill watch it again and againPublished 11 months ago by Tonimith-Call
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