Sahara (2005)

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From the novel by Clive Cussler

Historian/divers turned loose on an unsuspecting populace! Mass confusion! Chaos! Destruction! Explosions! Penelope Cruz! What will happen next?!!!

Actually, this was a pretty good action movie…Matthew McConaughey and Steve Zahn are a good pair for a buddy flick, and Penelope Cruz was kinda cute in a too-serious sort of way.

Mostly, though, this is good on the eyes. Firstly, there’s all the sunlight/desert shots, just the thing this otter needed during a cold windy April…and then, of course, there’s Mr. Dimples, as McConaughey is affectionately known chez Otter. And it’s been a while since he’s earned that title, let me tell you…I have never seen an actor choose so many roles in a row that absolutely REQUIRED him not to smile…I mean, what is the point of putting him in a movie and then not letting him use one of his best assets? (the others being the tan and the six-pack…rowf!).

Anyway. Lots of explosions and car chases, beautiful vistas, amusing repartee between the guys, some suspense (although the ending was so not a surprise to me), a good way to spend an evening.

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