Saturday 5th October 2013

Director: Breck Eisner
Year: 2005
Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz

... unlike Sahara, which doesn't have any realism at all to it - even if that seems to be what the filmmakers were aiming for.

Based on a Clive Cussler novel, Sahara is all about the explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey), who is trying to find a lost battleship, but ends up helping out a WHO doctor (Cruz) who has to save the world from an evil dictator. See, even the plot sounds utterly ludicrous. This is the stuff of cartoon fantasy films, not action adventure movies. Sahara has all the allure of a James Bond movie, but just ends up being ridiculous.

The result of all this is complete and utter nonsense. By trying to set the movie in the real world, all Sahara achieves is a level of immense stupidity.

Rating: 2 out of 5

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I live in Bristol with my husband Dan (who I married in July 2007), my son Joe (born 2012) and daughter Jess (born 2015). I work at UWE (the University of the West of England) in Bristol as a Research and Open Access Librarian. I'm orginally from Exeter, so moving back to Bristol is a bit like coming home - especially as I studied for my undergraduate degree here (also at UWE). I love travelling and movies, although I get to do a lot less of both since the birth of our children. Although we have still managed to fit in holidays to the Isles of Scilly, Chamonix and a summer in California since Joe was born.