Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold Reviews
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.
also stars Henry Silva, Doghmi Larbi, Aileen Marson and Cassandra Peterson.
directed by Gary Nelson.
(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