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 RECENT UNSOLICITIED AMAZON REVIEWS, People STILL love this film !!!!!
Nick Kitt
Posted: Jul 27 2009, 01:29 PM


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Very RECENT reviews of SAHARA. It's still liked to this day by fans and non-fans of Cussler.
Just wanted you to know the film is still working wonders for Cussler's books...


"5.0 out of 5 stars Just Plain Fun!, July 20, 2009
By Robyn Carter (Lexington, KY USA)

This review is from: Sahara (Full Screen Edition) (DVD)

I like previous reviewers have not read the book. I can not comment on that perspective, but for me I really enjoyed this movie. I missed it at the box office but caught it when on cable. There are some unbelievable parts just like the bond movies but thats what makes it so much fun. I loved the characters, the music, and the story. I am sorry this didn't do well enough for them to make more films. I would recommend it to most everyone.

Robyn Carter
Lexington, KY"





"5.0 out of 5 stars Please make more!!!!!, July 13, 2009

By Robert Buchanan "Sawdustpsycho" (Jeffersontown, KY United States) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Sahara (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)

Great film. This adaptation of Clive Cusslers book SAHARA made the story come alive. Just the right mixture of action and suspense to keep you riveted to the screen. The performances of Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, and William H. Macy were outstanding. I only hope that these guys get together and make many more of these movies. Clive... You are the best! Keep cranking them out buddy. As long as you write them, I'll buy and read them."


"Fun Fun Fun, June 14, 2009
By apoem "apoem" (Bosque Farms, NM USA) -
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This review is from: Sahara (Full Screen Edition) (DVD)

I absolutely love Clive Cussler novels. I love that Dirk Pitt runs around saving everyone in the world, getting out of tight spots with only a screwdriver and always gets the woman. It sounds very James Bondish or MacGiverish when described this way. In realty Dirk is a combo of the two- sexy, drives nice cars when he can, takes care of the woman around him and yet able to get out of tight spots with nothing but his wits and a few odds and ends.

This movie lived up to my expectations of great fun.

Others have reviewed and covered the plot far more deeply than I can. Needless to say, the hero saved the day, saved the girl, saved the world and saved his best friend. He got a cool car out of the deal and a kiss from the girl and had fun doing it.

This movie has moments that made me laugh.

It was a fun movie. Enjoy. Worth the money."



"Very,very fun - I liked it better than National Treasure, May 26, 2009
By Mad Max (Seattle, WA USA) - See all my reviews

This review is from: Sahara (Widescreen Edition) (DVD)

My first comment is, don't try to take this film too seriously! But who takes Cussler seriously anyway? Sahara is one of those misunderstood, underrated movie in recent years. I found it to be (mostly) lighthearted, , fun, and even exciting ...and reminiscent of the original Indiana Jones (Lost Ark, not the other three).

It got awful ratings by critics (38% on Rotten Tomatoes), and I think many people were expecting another National Treasure. I'm not sure why they drew the comparison - just because they came out at the same time? But I actually enjoyed this more than National Treasure (and even more than Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skulls), simply because it didn't take itself too seriously.

The film did tip it's hat to a few serious social issues (some of the corruption in African governments, lack of humanitarian aid, and most importantly, the corporations trying to corner the natural resources markets). But mostly, this was lighthearted and fun - windsurfing through the desert, diving, flying, racing, chasing, etc.

And the casting was simply perfect. Frankly, I'm not a huge fan of Matthew McConaughey, but he was perfect for this role. Steve Zahn added a LOT to this film as the sidekick, PenÚlope Cruz and Delroy Lindo were wonderful, and William H. Macy was brilliant.

I frankly was expecting something like Blood Diamonds (an excellent, excelling film) or National Treasure. Instead I was pleasantly surprised - I found it to be a breath of fresh air.

Yes the villains were a bit over-the-top. The plot was a bit absurd but straightforward nonetheless (I simply cannot understand people who were confused by this, or said there were too many twists and turns) - it's a simple adventure movie that made me smile.

I'm usually not into pop/pulp fiction novels, but seeing the movie actually made me pick up some Clive Cussler novels. I hope they make more of these films!"




Gee, it's everything a Cussler book should be. What a coincidence !!!












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Nick Kismet
Posted: Jul 29 2009, 12:29 AM


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aka Nick Kitt....

Thanks for the reminder of the power of consumers to register their subjective opinions in the public marketplace. We can debate the merits of the adaptation of Cussler's novel ad nauseaum, but at the end of the day, we're really just preaching to the converted. It makes a whole lot more sense for us to put our passionate reactions to the film--postitive or negative--on Amazon, where they can be of the most use to people who are considering making the purchase.
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Nick Kitt
Posted: Jul 29 2009, 01:54 AM


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QUOTE (Nick Kismet @ Jul 29 2009, 12:29 AM)
aka Nick Kitt....

Thanks for the reminder of the power of consumers to register their subjective opinions in the public marketplace. We can debate the merits of the adaptation of Cussler's novel ad nauseaum, but at the end of the day, we're really just preaching to the converted. It makes a whole lot more sense for us to put our passionate reactions to the film--postitive or negative--on Amazon, where they can be of the most use to people who are considering making the purchase.

Amen, brother !!

Just happy to see that the film is still being appreciated to this day as it should be, and not being criticized for things that it's not like I have seen here. Hence the post on this site.

"but at the end of the day,we're really just preaching to the converted. "

Well,there are a few on this site that could use a little more "conversion" to those "merits" of the film.--LOL !!!






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Nick Kismet
Posted: Jul 29 2009, 02:37 AM


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QUOTE
Well,there are a few on this site that could use a little more "conversion" to those "merits" of the film.--LOL !!!


And on that note...I'm going to give you your own talk show....

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