Re: Hold the phone and pass the popcorn....where's that book?....

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Posted by Dave from on June 24, 1998 at 15:41:38:

In Reply to: Re: Hold the phone and pass the popcorn.... posted by Michaelson on June 23, 1998 at 09:54:33:

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: : Ok, still, i remember seeing them too when i was younger, and although they have a tinge of lightness and very forced comic sequences, i still became woozy--even as a kid--at the awful performances and hammered effects. i don't recall them marketed as comedies, or even parodies (they're in Action/Adventure at my local video store), but i can see anyone involved not wanting to publicly act serious about these films for fear of looking lame. sharon stone won't even talk about them. besides, king solomon's mines was supposed to be a remake (yeah, way to go). don't ask me what happened. it's like half-way through they realized they couldn't pull it off and had to ham it up. i'm not opposed to indy-genre films or even parodies, but dude, parodies are cheesey, not moldy!

: : i did like chuck norris' firewalker though, and that was campy!

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: Totally agree about Firewalker. That was a story trying to be serious, and it really didn't work for me. As to the other two, everything was forced if you look at the results. But they were summer movies, the infamous "chewing gum for the mind" type of affairs, and should be treated as such. They were never intended to be taken seriously, according to the creators of the series. Regards. Michaelson

:::In defense(i can't believe it myself!!) of the two A.Q. movies, both did follow (very loosely I might add) major plot points in H Rider Haggard's novels. The second novel, like the second film, did actually have a 'chase' through an underground river of sorts. Yeah they were blatant rip-offs, but everybody was doing it. Tales of the Gold Monkey. Bring 'em back alive. Remember them? they were my favorite shows at the time. Both cashed in on the exotica-age brought on by Raiders. And isn't imitation the most sincere form of flattery?
By the way, I just got the hardcover editions of H.Rider Haggard's novels She, King Solomon's Mines, and Allan Quatermain. All are excellent reading and much better than the movies. My favorite books, to be sure.
Once again, you've got your finger on the pulse, Michaelson!

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