The Treasure Hunter Reviews

  • Mar 19, 2015

    A new eagle of the desert An author of adventure novels is due a book with a short turnaround time. Coincidentally, her father is an archeologist that was never part of her life. She gets an opportunity to track down a big treasure in the desert while following in her father's footsteps. The author jumps at the chance to go on this adventure and write all about it. "I just kicked your ass. Tell me if it hurts, alright?" Yen-Ping Chu, director of Kung Fu Dunk, The Love Winner, A Marvelous Detective, China Dragon, Angel Heart, Slave of the Sword, and The War Dogs, delivers The Treasure Hunter. The storyline for this picture is kind of too convenient to be true. It just comes together easily and the action scenes are below average. The acting is okay and the cast includes Jay Chou, Chiling Lin, Eric Tsang, and Daoming Chen. "All fathers love their daughters when they're in trouble." I came across this film on Netflix and decided to give it a shot. This is a bland and disappointing Indiana Jones type adventure movie. The spiritual pieces were weird and the action wasn't anything special. Overall, I'd skip this picture. "Don't fall in love with me." Grade: D

    A new eagle of the desert An author of adventure novels is due a book with a short turnaround time. Coincidentally, her father is an archeologist that was never part of her life. She gets an opportunity to track down a big treasure in the desert while following in her father's footsteps. The author jumps at the chance to go on this adventure and write all about it. "I just kicked your ass. Tell me if it hurts, alright?" Yen-Ping Chu, director of Kung Fu Dunk, The Love Winner, A Marvelous Detective, China Dragon, Angel Heart, Slave of the Sword, and The War Dogs, delivers The Treasure Hunter. The storyline for this picture is kind of too convenient to be true. It just comes together easily and the action scenes are below average. The acting is okay and the cast includes Jay Chou, Chiling Lin, Eric Tsang, and Daoming Chen. "All fathers love their daughters when they're in trouble." I came across this film on Netflix and decided to give it a shot. This is a bland and disappointing Indiana Jones type adventure movie. The spiritual pieces were weird and the action wasn't anything special. Overall, I'd skip this picture. "Don't fall in love with me." Grade: D

  • Mar 15, 2015

    Chinese Indiana Jones, Chou is great. When there is action, it's entertaining and over quickly. Beautiful settings, superfluous drama and romance. I like Tsang's catchphrase; "You no good! You no good!"

    Chinese Indiana Jones, Chou is great. When there is action, it's entertaining and over quickly. Beautiful settings, superfluous drama and romance. I like Tsang's catchphrase; "You no good! You no good!"

  • Jan 18, 2014

    Asian version of Indian Jones!! It's not bad, but too many characters here and there for no reason!

    Asian version of Indian Jones!! It's not bad, but too many characters here and there for no reason!

  • Oct 22, 2013

    Decent Taiwanese copy of The Mummy and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Enjoyable characters, some funny moments and really awesome fight scenes. Quite fun!

    Decent Taiwanese copy of The Mummy and Raiders of the Lost Ark. Enjoyable characters, some funny moments and really awesome fight scenes. Quite fun!

  • Nov 04, 2012

    A chinese martial arts spaghetti western ala Indy, alas Chou's no Ford, but I must say they did a pretty admirable job with the sand dunes and the costumes. A somewhat entertaining collaboration between taiwan, hk & china, if one can get past Chou's 1-D blank stares.

    A chinese martial arts spaghetti western ala Indy, alas Chou's no Ford, but I must say they did a pretty admirable job with the sand dunes and the costumes. A somewhat entertaining collaboration between taiwan, hk & china, if one can get past Chou's 1-D blank stares.

  • Nov 04, 2012

    messy plot stolen from various famous archeological adventures... and why is Jay Chou there? seriously, this guy has about 2-3 expressions in total! *lol*

    messy plot stolen from various famous archeological adventures... and why is Jay Chou there? seriously, this guy has about 2-3 expressions in total! *lol*

  • Jul 23, 2012

    It's a pretty awful movie, i didn't expect it to be good, but there are just so many contrived coincidences for this movie to redeem itself, the first thing i noticed was the female lead putting her cell phone in a car holder, then she gets in a car accident and gets knocked out, the cell phone goes flying and lands somewhere not in her pocket, she is then abducted and wakes up to her cell phone ringing inside her pocket, the heroes then lose a map that's suppose to lead to a golden city, but guess who found the map? some woman who knew the hero when he was younger, they then do kung fu fighting for the map, after the hero wins the map, apparently the girl secretly made copies of the map and gave it to the residents of the city, except apparently for the map to actually be useful, you have to hold it upside down so you can see a skull, how none of the hundreds of other citizens didn't notice will be a mystery for the ages, later on the hero meets the eagle of the desert, they fight because the hero cheated in a coin tossing match a long time ago, then the woman who had the map starts fighting the desert eagle because she loves the hero, but the desert eagle loves her, and accidentally stabs her, they then walk away together holding eachother, then they get in the temple and nothing happens except a kung fu fight scene and we find out that one of them is actually samuel L. jackson from deep blue sea, aka he ate his former comrades, the movie ends with the heroine writing a new book while the hero continues to do something in the desert

    It's a pretty awful movie, i didn't expect it to be good, but there are just so many contrived coincidences for this movie to redeem itself, the first thing i noticed was the female lead putting her cell phone in a car holder, then she gets in a car accident and gets knocked out, the cell phone goes flying and lands somewhere not in her pocket, she is then abducted and wakes up to her cell phone ringing inside her pocket, the heroes then lose a map that's suppose to lead to a golden city, but guess who found the map? some woman who knew the hero when he was younger, they then do kung fu fighting for the map, after the hero wins the map, apparently the girl secretly made copies of the map and gave it to the residents of the city, except apparently for the map to actually be useful, you have to hold it upside down so you can see a skull, how none of the hundreds of other citizens didn't notice will be a mystery for the ages, later on the hero meets the eagle of the desert, they fight because the hero cheated in a coin tossing match a long time ago, then the woman who had the map starts fighting the desert eagle because she loves the hero, but the desert eagle loves her, and accidentally stabs her, they then walk away together holding eachother, then they get in the temple and nothing happens except a kung fu fight scene and we find out that one of them is actually samuel L. jackson from deep blue sea, aka he ate his former comrades, the movie ends with the heroine writing a new book while the hero continues to do something in the desert

  • May 25, 2012

    It's an Asian version of Indiana Jones meets the Mummy. Not really all that impressive, the story gets you going but then loses you halfway. The actors are good, but not engaging enough to keep the story going. The action is one thing that remains impressive

    It's an Asian version of Indiana Jones meets the Mummy. Not really all that impressive, the story gets you going but then loses you halfway. The actors are good, but not engaging enough to keep the story going. The action is one thing that remains impressive

  • Mar 29, 2012

    Takes itself so seriously despite how terrible it actually is that it's hilarious.

    Takes itself so seriously despite how terrible it actually is that it's hilarious.

  • Dec 19, 2011

    Wow, this is so confusing and a badly put together movie that I can't even say enough to dis it.

    Wow, this is so confusing and a badly put together movie that I can't even say enough to dis it.