Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Kelly Spronk

The Jewel of the Nile (1985)

When Joan Wilder is abducted while on a trip along the Nile, her boyfriend, Jack Colton, and pal Ralph rush to rescue her and retrieve a fabled jewel.

A sequel quite in line with the original and still entertaining, but simply not addings anything new too the formula.

Halliwell*: "Moderate sequel to Romancing the Stone; plenty of action, but dull spots in between." 

Maltin**: "Contrived "high adventure"...can't capture charm of original, because the characters are set - and character change (particularly Turner's) is what made the first movie fun. Some good stunts and funny lines, but it all rings hollow."

Tao Okamoto

New Stuff: The New Yorker

(art: Anna Parini)

Who's That Girl?

Art: Jean-Jacques Lequeu