A blast from the past film is always a fun time and the early 2000 film Sahara is one of those movies that is always a blast.
Sahara (2003) Film Review
Working hard to contain a virus in Africa that seems to be affecting a small but significant number of people, WHO doctor Eva Rojas (Penelope Cruz) makes every effort to find the “how.” But what she doesn’t know is powerful people don’t want her poking around. While being attacked, she comes face to face with explorer and adventurer Dirk Pitt (Matthew McConaughey).
After the rescue, the doctor and adventurer become an unlikely team alongside Dirk’s co-adventurer and friend Al (Steve Zahn) when Eva needs more than a little help on her journey. One that ends up maybe coinciding with Dirk’s quest to uncover a Civil War battleship.‘SAHARA’: ONE OF THE MOST FUN ADVENTURE FLICKS #MOVIE #ADVENTURE #GOODMOVIES #MOVIEREVIEW #MOVIEREVIEWS Click To Tweet
I saw this years (and years) ago probably when it released and maybe then on DVD. Coupled with National Treasure or Battleship, what these films have in common is the same sense of “fun” adventure. Sahara is full on a rollicking good time and with anything in this genre, you have to have the ability to not take everything super seriously or you simply won’t care for this one.
There’s some really cool ariel shots and stunts, and just overall, some of the “clever” escapades and outwitting the characters do is great fun. Scenery has its shining moments too though perhaps not in the traditional sense of the word. The cast is also part of the reason everything is fun. I had forgotten that part of Dirk and Al’s backstory is their military background which makes me like them more and able to appreciate their (mostly) fearless attitude.
Nothing more is worth saying really. Sahara is just all sorts of silly but still serious “enough” flick that’s perfect for a night in.
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Content: there’s shots of bodies who die from a disease and other bodies who are die from a gunshot. (We heart the tragedy of this event from the perspective of a person who cannot see anything.) There’s more than one “threats” that cause possible danger (people with weapons, knives, etc.). There’s also the standard norm of profanity.