Sahara (2005)

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Sahara (2005)
  • Time: 124 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy
  • Director: Breck Eisner
  • Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penélope Cruz, William H. Macy

Storyline:

Master explorer and former US Air Force Major Dirk Pitt and his wisecracking buddy Al Giordino goes on the adventure of a lifetime of seeking out a lost Civil War ironclad battleship known as the “Ship of Death” that protects a secret cargo is lost somewhere in the deserts of West Africa. But while the two cross paths with a beautiful and brilliant U.N. scientist Dr. Eva Rojas who is being hounded by a ruthless dictator. She believes that the hidden treasure may be connected to a larger problem that threatens the world around them. Hunting for a ship that no one else thinks exists, Dirk, Al, and Eva must rely on their wits and their daring heroics to outsmart dangerous warlords, survive the threatening terrain, and get to the bottom of both mysteries.

One review

  • Sahara is an okay movie. It’s got all the action movie basics. A corrupt corporation, a hot chick, heroes, guns, gadgets, a world wide threat and explosions. It also has all the action movie basic flaws. A one sided story, completely unrealistic gun scenes, mediocre actors and how could that ever work moments.

    Sahara starts off nicely. Treasure hunters need to find a boat and a doctor needs to figure out the cause of this mystery plague. They all get together and go on a wacky adventure. Whopee!. Apparently the plague isn’t really a plague at all. A plant that specializes in disposing waste is the cause of the poisoned water supply. Oh no the heroes have to stop them from polluting the entire worlds water. Save the fishies.

    But after awhile the movie starts to show its nasty side. Throughout the whole movie the heroes are being shot at by dozens of armed soldiers and don’t ever get hit. HOW?!?!?. Don’t ask me I didn’t write this piece. They escape countless situations where anyone would be shot. Not a single bad guy knows how to operate a gun. Anyway the movie is long. Not a good long. A long where there’s lots of filler. LOTS OF IT. Another thing. How come the United States Government didn’t seem to think a private army with tanks and helicopters wasn’t a big problem? They must have known the soldiers can’t hit the broadside of a barn.

    The absolute worst part of the movie was the end. The gang somehow knew that the boat they were looking for was in a hill they were just randomly driving by. Then they climbed into the boat. Which has been sitting in a sandy hill for a 150 years and use its cannon to shoot down a helicopter that was chasing them. WHAT? I couldn’t believe my eyes. Did they just shoot down a helicopter with that old thing. I guess it’s because one of the guys somehow figured out how to fire a cannon that old without it falling apart and hit a moving target half a mile away completely by sight and all in under a minute. COME ON!! Then out of no where a rebel army comes to their aid and with only ak’s and horses they manage to get an army with tanks to surrender. I really don’t think a horse beats a tank in any country. Whatever.

    In conclusion, terrible movie. Don’t bother. Do not support this film.

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