Sheena Reviews

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Super Reviewer
January 26, 2013
27/01/2013 (Quickflix, PS3)
Super Reviewer
December 18, 2009
LOL. I rather stuck on the TV Series Sheena 2000 something. Its all I say.
Super Reviewer
½ July 13, 2007
Total cheese.
Super Reviewer
½ June 22, 2007
Shockingly bad Tarzan clone in which a playboy bunny brought up in a jungle that's obviously very well stocked with cosmetics and hair care products talks to the animals to foil the usual 80s bad guys. Absolute drivel.
Super Reviewer
½ November 7, 2006
Not a bad jungle adventure of a female Tarzan.
August 9, 2009
This is a movie badly needs To Be REMADE... I have no idea who would or could play the queen of the jungle.
July 17, 2007
July 9, 2007
A female version of Beastmaster. Instead of Marc Singer prancing around in a loin cloth, you have a young Tanya Roberts prancing around in a loin cloth.
½ November 2, 2006
A romp through the jungles of Africa from the old show about how it would have been if Tarzan was a woman. Beautiful scenery, people and animals with substandard acting. If you're a big fan of Tonya Roberts in her hay day or love wild life then this is for you.
October 11, 2006
Got to be a Tanya Roberts fan in order to enjoy this movie of a female version of Tarzan. She aint no Zena.
April 13, 2015
They should have just kept this in the comics.
December 13, 2014
A guilty pleasure not nearly as bad a critics would believe, especially when compared with the sword and sandal travesties of the era. In spirit, it does not stray from the ethos of the later Tarzan films of the Forties.
November 29, 2010
One of the worst movies ever made. The PG nudity may appeal (Roberts is gorgeous) but the plot is laugh out loud bad the acting is worse and the animals are Obviously painted!
August 17, 2013
1933's King Kong Is My Ninth Favorite Film Of All Time.
April 7, 2013
Look, it's Sheena queen of the jungle, the title alone tells you it's not going to be a sweeping drama of moral relevance or the powerful struggle of one woman's burning need to find a bra that fits in the middle of the African continent. But it's cute, and light hearted and not meant to be taken seriously. It has an eco-friendly message while being so lame you feel you should shoot it to put it out of its misery. Watch for the popcorn factor, rent Gone with the Wind after if you feel redemption is necessary!
March 3, 2013
Skikkelig dårlig og nesten ikke morsom engang... Bli enda verre av at konseptet kunna vært utnytta bedre IMO
October 26, 2012
Back when comic book adaptations were really hokey. Seems like they knew the script was bad so they substituted lots of cheesecake and any excuse to have Roberts bounce on a horse or get wet...
August 18, 2011
Deranged jungle film finds a young girl left abandoned after her parents are apparently killed in a cave collapse. She is adopted by Shaman, a jungle woman who likes a black version of Faye Dunnaway for some reason, and she begins to learn the life of the jungle while being surrounded by relatively calm, exotic animals. Then one day, she grows up, and invaders from the outside world arrive and she tries to protect her civilization.

So many questions are asked after watching this film, which include: why does that zebra look so bizarre and go "naah"? Or why does Sharman not age for twenty years (not even plastic surgery, if there is any in the jungle, could save her from wrinkles)? Or why does no one go out and search for Sheena and her missing parents at the beginning of the film? Or why does the background African images resemble the Great Salt Flats of Utah? Or why does that helicopter being attacked by the flamingoes resemble the scenes from Hitchcock's "The Birds"? Or why does everything explode in a ball of fury? Or what happened to the scripwriters of this film? Or why does this film have a rating of PG (Parental Guidance) when you see explosive Tanya Roberts nudity? So many questions, none of them can answered in this contrived, incoherent empty-headed joke! In her 1984 review, New York Times critic Janet Maslin said "'Sheena' is the perfect summer movie for anyone who's dissatisfied with the season's intentional comedies..." Considering it is 27 years later and there are not many good comedies this summer, it could work!
½ November 21, 2010
She shall be called Sheena, queen of the jungle.

A family visiting Africa suffers an unfortunate accident leading to the death of the parents and their little girl becoming an orphan. A local tribe adopts the girl and raises her as one of their own. They quickly discover that the girl has an uncanny ability to speak and live with animals. They teach the girl to appreciate and protect the land. When some Americans discover Sheena after the magistrate of the land is murdered, life as Sheena knows it may be altered forever.

"I know the difference between a girl and a guerilla."

John Guillerman, director of King Kong (1976), King Kong Lives, Shaft in Africa, Rapture, El Condor, and Tarzan Goes to India, delivers Sheena. The storyline of this film is a blend of Tarzan, The Gods must be Crazy, and sex appeal. Tanya Roberts plays the main character and is stunningly beautiful and tries to play her role seriously but comes across awkward at times. The remaining cast delivers mediocre performances and includes Ted Wass, Donovan Scott, and Michael Shannon.

"I'm sitting on an Emmy and I can't get it out. Do you know what that means?"
"Sounds like you need a laxative."

Sheena is a film my wife grew up watching and loving. She actually saw this in theatres as a youth and remembered enjoying numerous aspects of the film. I will say Guillerman did a remarkable job depicting the importance of nature and animals, but the overall love story and premise for the film was a bit clumsy. Overall, this is an okay movie that may be worth watching once, even if it is just for Tanya Roberts, but it is not worth going out of your way to see or adding to your DVD collection.

"The healing Earth exists."

Grade: C
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