Two movies titled Sahara enter, only one will leave (with that title) as Herman “OmegaPrime” Davis and Robert Rau watch Matthew McConaughey try to be Indiana Jones — and Humphrey Bogart Indiana Jones the crap out of some Nazis — to see which movie should be called Sahara.
At the height of McConaughey fever, one studio thought they had the cure in this toothless adventure story where Matthew, Steve Zahn, and Penelope Cruz go into the desert in search of a Civil War ship loaded with gold. Along the way, they come across the most evil of bad guys, and Matthew is pretty chill about the whole thing. The real issue is naming your movie after a destructive land mass, and not using it as an antagonist. At least give the characters a sun burn; they look too healthy in the movie.
Now the second movie is a real test of wills. You have Humphrey Bogart battling both the elements and the Nazis at the same time, and doing a great job at both. This is the kind of movie that not only works well as a propaganda piece (its original intention), but as a piece of entertainment. Really, this is one worth checking out. It’s right up there with 12 O’clock High as a must-see war movie.
This one won’t be a toughie, but are either of these movies good enough to call itself Sahara? Listen if you dare.
Do you have an idea or even want to join the “There Can Be Only One” gang at their next viewing party? Email Robert Rau with your movie suggestion, the days you’re free to watch, and how much beer you can bring.
- Director/Producer: Robert Rau
- Executive Producer: Jeremy White