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March 8, 2015
Allan Quatermain and the tribal Africans who will believe anything is the work of the devil.
½ November 25, 2014
La secuela de "Las Minas del Rey Salomón" es un burdo intento de aprovechar el éxito de "Indiana Jones" con una cinta de aventuras similar, pero mal dirigida, actuada regularmente y con uno que otro toque de humor. Quedan advertidos.
Super Reviewer
February 12, 2014
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.
November 27, 2013
When his brother (Martin Rabbett) disappears in Africa, stalwart explorer Allan Quatermain (Richard Chamberlain) postpones his wedding and sets off on a trek to find him. Joined by his feisty archeologist fiancée (Sharon Stone), a towering warrior (James Earl Jones) and a greedy mystic (Robert Donner), Quatermain leads he way through the perilous jungle until he finally makes it to the Lost City of Gold... where the road to his brother's salvation is paved with the greatest dangers yet!

also stars Henry Silva, Doghmi Larbi, Aileen Marson and Cassandra Peterson.

directed by Gary Nelson.
½ November 19, 2013
This is the kind of bad movie that would fun and charming as a B-movie, but it doesn't have a whiff of fun or charm.
½ June 15, 2013
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.
May 2, 2013
Why I watched this after the nightmare of King Solomon's Mines can only be explained by insanity, but this was slightly better than expected. It dragged, had terrible SFX and was laughable in many places, but still it was better than its predecessor... yes, that's how bad KSM was :D
½ March 30, 2013
Okay, another Indiana Jones rip off from hell. It's so trashy that it's kinda good.
March 4, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
(1986) Allan Quatermain And The Lost City Of Gold
ADVENTURE

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 February 28, 2013
No kidding: worst.film.ever. (or at least somewhere in the top 10 list). A total knock-off of Indiana Jones, only produced with cheaper, predictable "thrills".
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 February 16, 2013
"The Lost City of Gold" is unimaginative and strangely boring.
December 7, 2012
Could be worthwhile, will see.
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.
September 18, 2011
Not the best movie to watch. It was made in 1987 and graphics are poor quality so they make it look pretty silly. Couldnt watch more than half of the movie before turning it off. To painfull to watch.
May 17, 2011
More naff nonsense with some fun bits.
March 29, 2011
Giving this three stars from my memories of it as its over twenty years sine i last watched it. I loved Sharon Stone throughout the 80s so still have fond memories of a lot of her films.
March 10, 2011
Supper action pack...just like an Indiana Jones movie
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