The Jewel of the Nile (Widescreen) (Bilingual) [Import]
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This sequel to 1984's rip-snorting romantic-adventure, Romancing the Stone, is a moderately entertaining tale that pales by comparison to its predecessor. Romance novelist Kathleen Turner and retired soldier-of-fortune Michael Douglas return as a now-complacent couple. Bored with life on a yacht, they find excitement thrust upon them when she accepts a speaking engagement in the Middle East. Once there, she is abducted and finds herself involved with the "jewel" everyone is chasing. Douglas teams up once more with Danny DeVito to rescue his love. Less charming and more predictable than the original, this suffers for one simple reason: the characters have nowhere to go. In the original story we watched Turner blossom from timid storyteller to lusty adventuress. In this flick she is too much like all the other action adventure babes we've seen before. --Rochelle O'Gorman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I feel this film FAILED to deliver the same quality of action, writing, plot, and story line that Romancing The Stone gave us.
Douglas and kathleen Turner did not play the same characters as they did in the First Movie, and it was as if the characters were re-written in a bad way....even though they had the same names.
The Budget for the movie is clearly much lower, and the acting is not very good.
But if you are up for a cheesey 80's Movie with dorky lines and dim witted humor...you will have fun watching Jewl Of The Nile
With "Jewel of the Nile," everything is gone except for the bickering. The most enjoyable villain is reformed (mostly), the setting is generic (and fairly insulting) Middle East, and the adventure features little of the fun that informed the first movie.
Apparently, there's a script for a third movie floating around in Hollywood that's allegedly far superior to "Jewel of the Nile," and there are people who are reportedly disappointed they couldn't ever make it, due to the lack of success this film had. I'm sorry, but "Jewel of the Nile" got what it deserved: It's a middle of the road remake to a film that really lucked into its breakout status to begin with. This is by-the-book filmmaking, and comes off that way.
Whereas I am pleased to own "Romancing the Stone," "Jewel of the Nile" is definitely just a rental, at best.
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I blinked and missed the eighties, too busy working and raising kids. So I picked this up, along with "Romancing the Stone," in the nineties, and caught up! Read morePublished on April 2 2005 by Guilty Pleasure
Rarely does a sequel to a smash movie rise to the same level as its predecessor - but perhaps Jewel of the Nile is the exception (along with some of the Indiana Jones... Read morePublished on April 20 2004 by Peggy Vincent
Jewel of the Niel is the sequel to Romancing the Stone also with Michael Douglas,Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito. Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004 by ERIK
Not too bad for a sequel, but this film has absolutely none of the "magic" of the original. Everything seems forced, contrived, and artificial by comparison. Read morePublished on Jan. 21 2004 by Lee J. Stamm
Romancing The stone probably is a better movie as it is more exciting but its sequel "The Jewel Of the Nile" is every bit as entertaining. Read morePublished on July 17 2001 by Mian Sukiman
This movie is awesome, I don't give a dang what anybody says, it is one of the most well done romance movies I have seen yet. Read morePublished on Dec 9 2000 by Joseph B.
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