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October 4, 2017
An incredibly cheesy knockoff of Indiana Jones, King Solomon's Mines is a poorly made action-comedy that falls flat. Richard Chamberlain stars as adventurer Allan Quatermain, who's hired by a young woman (played by Sharon Stone) to help her search for her father who went missing while looking for King Solomon's fabled diamond mines. The acting is horrendous and the special effects are terrible. The only thing that the film has going for it is Jerry Goldsmith's whimsical score (which is clearly aping the Indian Jones theme). However, it's not the blatant ripping off of Indian Jones that makes King Solomon's Mines so's that it does such an awful job at it.
½ April 27, 2016
Average adventure movie. Probably done in that era to ride on the popularity of "Indiana Jones" movies. Richard Chamberlain is to help Sharon Stone find her father, who is capture by baddies Turk John Rhys-Davies and German colonel Herbert Lom in Africa. He has the map to king solomon's mines. With the help of local guide/friend Ken Gampu, Richard found the place the father was held. They follow the trail and board the train. After the baddies manage to know the treasure location, Richard and Sharon bumbling a German fighter plane and crash nearer to the place. They bump into a cannibal tribe and manage to escape by tumbling down the cooking pot. Then another good tribes save them and lead them the way to the treasure. The baddies are getting nearer. Richard and Sharon are caught by the tribes that guard the treasure. Richard survive the crocodile pool when Ken bring his gang to fight. He manage to save Sharon and then found the treasures. Herbert kill John outside the cave but later he didn't die. Richard and Sharon are trap in the cave when the tribe queen trigger the trap. Herbert bomb the cave in order to get the treasure and save the duo. The cave is crumbling down and John fight Richard but fell into the lava pool. Herbert command them to drop the treasures while on the way out. Richard trick him to step into a trap and a hippo ate him. Ken takes over the tribes and tell Richard the treasures cannot be taken. But Sharon and him each got a big diamond..
September 9, 2015
This gets a bad rap, but it's a lighthearted spoof of Indiana Jones with some kid-friendly action and a non-stop pace. A fun diversion.
½ September 5, 2015
January 30, 2015
Over-dose of funny terribley made shitty shit
November 29, 2014
loved this movie as a kid! So, when I saw that it was on Netflix I had to check it out. To me it still holds up to a certain extent for a B movie picture. I still like the music to this.
½ November 25, 2014
"Las Minas del Rey Salomón" es un mediocre re-make de la clásica cinta de aventuras de los años 50 y un burdo intento por tratar de emular el éxito obtenido por las películas de Indiana Jones. Richard Chamberlain tiene carisma interpretando al aventurero Allan Quatermain, así como su pareja (interpretada por Sharon Stone). Pero esta es una cinta mediocre. Entretenida, pero mediocre.
½ October 16, 2014
Loved it as a youth so I have a soft spot for this movie. It's an Indiana Jones rip off on a much cheaper budget. Everything is Indy just not as good.chamberlain makes a half decent Indy stab and Sharon stones laughably bad acting is brilliant
½ August 22, 2014
Over dramatized 80's movie.
Girl who can't do anything right looking for her father who headed for the Solomon's Mine.
Filled with some Cheesy scenes.
Once they did find her father it was a race to Solomon's Mines with the girl causing problems as they go.
August 11, 2014
H. Rider Haggard's novel was written to win a bet that he could write an adventure story as popular as Treasure Island, and this movie was apparently made so Golan and Globus could win a bet that they could make the most shameless Indiana Jones rip-off ever without getting sued.

Richard Chamberlain, as iconi adventurer Allan Quatermain is costumed to look like Indy but he plays him more like Steve Guttenberg's Officer Mahoney from Police Academy. And there is no chemistry whatsoever between him and Sharon Stone's spoiled rich girl Jesse Huston. Vilains John Rhys-Davies and Herbert Lom (notice a pattern here?) chew the scenery relentlessly, and, as always, the effects are abysmal. Director J. Lee Thompson (The Guns of Navarone) saw much better days.
½ August 10, 2014
Netflix thought I would like this for some reason. Wanna be Indiana Jones. Even some of the actors from Indiana Jones are in this
August 9, 2014
You have to admire the film's audacity, as it's a shameless ripoff of Indiana Jones from start to finish, with the characters of the second movie, and the general plot of the first movie. The movie even manages to end with notes similar to the third movie, which was impressive, since it hadn't even been made yet. John Rhys-Davies even shows up, again as an Arab with an inexplicably Welsh accent, and Jerry Goldsmith, the poor man's John Williams, even provides the soundtrack. This is all appropriate, since Indiana Jones was inspired by 1950s adventure serials, which in turn were inspired by the original King Solomon's Mines book. This film follows the book's plot so loosely, however, that it's pretty obvious that cashing in on the Indiana Jones fad was its main purpose.

The film is kind of exhausting, actually, since it moves from one action sequence to another with barely any break. While at first I was amused by its audacity, at about the film's halfway point I had lost interest and was only half-paying attention to it. A decent flick if you're tired of Indiana Jones and want a similar movie to it, just don't expect much out of it.
½ August 8, 2014
very campy B movie. couldn't finish.
½ May 25, 2014
A fun and ridiculously ripoffy Indiana Jones copy. The film is seriously little more than a slightly more racist remake of Indy, right down to specific scenes like the car chase (now a train chase to fit the slightly earlier period) and his obviously Indy attire. It's a much less serious and more parodic take on the material, which helps make the more racist and imperialist elements of the source material bearable. In fact, the film's at its best when deviating entirely from the book.

Richard Chamberlain does a surprisingly good Harrison Ford impression, though I never really bought John Rhys-Davies as John Rhys-Davies. Herbert Lom is okay as the obligatory German officer. Sharon Stone is slightly less obnoxious than Kate Capshaw but doesn't even compare to Marion.

I should hate this film for slavishly stealing from Indy, but the result ends up being entertaining enough for me to forgive it. After all, if you're going to steal, steal from the best.

It's also the only film to reveal the curious fact that when black people fall far enough they explode. It was unclear whether this applies to white people as well since none of them fell. Experimentation is clearly in order.
March 15, 2014
A clear Indiana Jones cash-in made by Cannon that fails in almost every way in being a better film than Spielberg's classics. Having said that it is still an enjoyable movie with tons of action, fun, if a little silly, set pieces and a decent cast, worth a watch but don't expect Indy levels of quality.
½ February 22, 2014
Silly but tons of fun, and Richard Chamberlain was good in the lead role.
January 4, 2014
Fast, action-paced, charming, and nostalgic. Two great actors in an action adventure on steroids.
½ December 28, 2013
Nothing can escape the fact that this film is just a copy of Indiana Jones. Watch Raiders of the Lost Ark instead of this.
½ November 29, 2013
Easily the worst feature film I've ever seen(and dum#@!! paid for a theater ticket to boot). And I've seen a ton of movies. Best post-1980 MST3K candidate. This is truly awful stuff. So bad it can't 'slide-in' under cult, B, or low-budget independent,... none of them would claim this pitiful excuse for a movie anyway. I wanna laugh AND cry at this at the same time.
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