Adventurer Allan Quatermain is in search for his missing brother,
Robeson, who had set out to find the mythological Lost City
of Gold. Along for the ride are Quatermain's fiancée Jessie
Huston, an ageing warrior and a self proclaimed mystic. But,
when the party reaches its destination they find more than
they bargained for...
Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold has
a promising beginning. Some of the scenery is breathtaking
and it looks as though this might not be at all bad.
Earl Jones (the voice of Darth Vader in Star Wars)
hams it up beautifully as the ageing warrior, but the rest
of the cast are weak - some even pathetic. Take, for example
one of the queen's of the Lost City of Gold. Now, she is either
a relative of the producer, or had to perform a very special
act (if you know what I mean) to secure her role.
got to the point where I couldn't understand what was going
on. Gold was melting for no good reason - apart from the fact
Chamberlain was hitting a large lion with an axe while sparks
fly from it.
the end it seemed like everyone just gave up hope of producing
anything half decent. There
is even a scene with a stuntman falling where you can clearly
see two wires lowering him down.
until they reach the Lost City. After that you'd be advised
to switch off.
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