Warbeck and John
Steiner team up in this fun Italian
action film from Antonio Margheriti.
A fortune hunter is setup for a routine heist by an old friend
so that they can go after the Ark of the Sun God, a coveted
Babylonian artifice. Along the way they encounter plenty of
adventure and desert wilderness in this guilty please. Semi-sequel
to Margheriti's other RAIDERS
OF THE LOST ARK takeoff. Warbeck
can't go wrong with that duo."
- from Xploitedcinema
I'm a big fan of the Indiana Jones movies,
and I've always been of the opinion that there aren't nearly
enough movies like that beeing made. So every addition to
this genre is very welcome in my book. This is an Italian
rip off of Indiana Jones, and it's a pretty good one at that.
Sure, it doesn't come close to beeing as good as the original
movies, but it's a lot of fun nonetheless. Actually the first
half of the movie is more like a James Bond movie while the
Indiana Jones-like adventure comes in the second half. It's
got its flaws, and fair share of stupid points, but it didn't
matter much to me (except I did get a little annoyed by some
of the curse-thing in the ending). The creators must have
had a lot of fun doing the car chase scenes, which were obviously
done with model cars, but it's some nice driving nonetheless.
Another good point about this one is the characters, which
for the most part are really fun. It even got a little bit
exciting at times as I actually started caring about what
happened to these guys. One more thing that has to mentioned
is the theme song, which so totally horrible. I was laughing
out loud when the song started in the opening credits.
I highly recommend this one if you can handle these kind of
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