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Super Reviewer
April 6, 2013
Filmed back to back with the first film ('King Solomon's Mines'), the continuity is spot on with all surviving cast members returning for the new adventure. Like before this plot is VERY loosely based on the Haggard novels, this time 'Allan Quatermain' which is the sequel to 'King Solomon's Mines'.

The plot is pretty thin, 'Quatermain' goes off to find his lost brother deep in the African jungle (where else?). His brother is suppose to have found the long lost 'City of Gold' so that is what 'Quatermain' (and Sharon Stone again) search for. Alongside them they have James Earl Jones in barbarian mode again, well tribal African barbarian mode, a spiritual guru who is suppose to be the comedic relief and some tribal warriors (booby trap fodder).

Problem with this film is its pretty much the same as the first one, there is nothing much to get your interest going as you've seen it all before. Also, and strangely, the visuals are much worse this time around with even more god awful bluescreen, hokey props, repeated stock footage, fake sets, tonnes of revolting natives and faceless booby trap fodder tribesmen. Location work is still the only plus point really, although James Earl Jones is clearly having a blast hamming it up in his over the top costume.

Stone is even more terrible in this film as well! god knows how she became big after these films, shes a total drip!. Chamberlain still looks the part and offers some nice light touches but he's no Harrison Ford lets be honest, he doesn't really look like he could be a hero or fighter, ladies man yes but not a tough adventurer. Cassandra Peterson has a non dialog role as the sexy evil Queen, she merely stands around looking hot with her large boobies.

So yeah its pretty much the usual African jungle safari stuff all over again. There is nothing really original or exciting here, the last part of the film which is set in the 'City of Gold' looks like it was filmed in an African hotel complex in the wilderness somewhere. The plot makes no sense as we move towards the finale and the way 'Quatermain' defeats the main baddie and his tribesmen is utterly ridiculous.

Both films aren't taken seriously and extremely hokey all round but the first film is clearly the better one. I guess the money must have been tight for the second part as it seems a much poorer production. Its still reasonable old fashioned swashbuckling type stuff but definitely moving towards B-movie territory.
Super Reviewer
½ January 25, 2009
Sad, low-budget knockoff of the Indiana Jones franchise.
Super Reviewer
½ January 24, 2007
absolutely classic, i want to be alan quatermain
Super Reviewer
November 19, 2006
Disgusting and worst adventure that makes it look fakes in the motion picture.
Super Reviewer
June 30, 2008
I wasn't sure if I was watching a spoof. I was laughing at the film and fast forwarded the last five minutes because I just didn't care. This film is just not good. I rented it as a joke to see how bad it was and it didn't disappoint. Cheesy effects, with a bad storyline, gets you this.
Super Reviewer
½ December 15, 2007
Super Reviewer
½ January 30, 2007
Good movie in the Indy genre.
½ April 29, 2012
Not as good as its predecessor, King Solomon's Mines, but it will give you your Indiana Jones fix. Allan Quatermain is reluctantly planning on leaving Africa in order to go to America and marry Sharon Stone. He learns of his brother's disappearance in deepest darkest Africa, so he postpones his marriage in order to search for his bro with the help of James Earl Jones. Good chases and like its predecessor, a very unapologetic look at the nastiness that is Africa.
½ February 26, 2013
These movies sucked and were a clear attempt to rip off Indiana Jones..yeah yeah the books are way older but the way the movies action and stunts are, it is a ripoff.
½ June 22, 2007
"i just want you to know before we die..i ..i swallowed a bug!"
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April 30, 2007
It's not Indiana Jones, it's not even close. But it's still a fun movie. And the city of gold is filled with hot half-naked blond men! Look for James Earl Jones as an African warrior...kinda reminds me of Tilk from Stargate SG-1
April 21, 2007
One of the cheesiest movies in history. God awful special effects and lame dialogue. Didn't Richard Chamberlin used to have a great career?
March 8, 2015
Allan Quatermain and the tribal Africans who will believe anything is the work of the devil.
March 1, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
(1986) Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold

After the financial success of "Raiders Of The Lost Ark" and it's sequel other studios decide to capiatilize on it's success by releasing many low budget carbon copies and this happends to be one of them starring Richard Chamberlain as Allan Quatermain changing his plans from a vacation to America with his longtime female companion Jesse (Sharon Stone) to locate and find his missing brother who was ventured to find the Lost City Of Gold. With cheap sets and so forth this film is only notable to see a younger Sharon Stone before making it big with "Basic Instinct" except that she's not as erotic nor seductive as her later films. Almost everything about this film is a big joke.

1 star out of 4
½ December 11, 2012
No kidding: (or at least somewhere in the top 10 list). A total knock-off of Indiana Jones, only produced with cheaper, predictable "thrills".
½ February 16, 2013
"The Lost City of Gold" is unimaginative and strangely boring.
½ October 23, 2012
Ahhhhhh, remember when Sharon Stone used to be super cute?
½ October 15, 2011
Not a good movie... Complete wastage of my Friday night.
½ February 7, 2010
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold is the sequel to 1985s King Solomon's Mines. Both films were shot back to back, this one being released two years after the first. Theres not much to say, except that this one is even worse than the first. It's just as big of an Indiana Jones rip-off with some H. Rider Haggard thrown in (doesn't do either justice). The soundtrack is the same, the acting is just as bad from everyone including the newly added James Earl Jones. Although all around pretty terrible, like the first, under the right circumstances you can still have a lot of fun watching this one. Don't expect much else besides somes laughs though.
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