Information Exchange => Reader Comments => Topic started by: brokndodge on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM

Title: Sheena
Post by: brokndodge on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
was browsing this site thru most of the movie.  did see the nearly minute and a 1/2 of tanya totally nude.  still wondering bout the "pg" rating.  glad my son was already in bed.  the script is shameful, and the elephant was a better actor than anyone else in the film.  the sole redeeming factor is tanya nude for nearly a minute and a 1/2.  did i mention about 55 minutes into the movie tanya is nude for nearly a minute and a 1/2.  would be much much better as a silent movie.  oh, by the way, the primitive natives that have had little or no outside influence speak better english than most of the rest of the actors.  but tanya is completely nude for almost a minute and a 1/2.

Title: Sheena
Post by: Kooshmeister on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Along with "Ghostbusters," this is the oldest film I can ever remember seeing. I first saw it on a taped Beta copy when I was about two or three, and watched it up until our Beta machine finally died sometime in 1994. I have to confess I do like this film, although as a kid my attention was held not by Tanya Roberts, but rather the multitude of cool-looking military vehicles employed by Otwani's gang. Gotta love that armored car equipped with a flame-thrower! Too bad Sheena's elephant knocked it over.

Sure, Tanya Roberts is a terrible actress and the plot's paper thin, but I like the "lengthy journey to stay ahead of the bad guys" element in the story. Lots of beautiful scenery of the African countryside, some good action sequences (in particular the overdone final battle towards the end), and some genuinely eerie moments. Oh, and, yeah, Tanya Roberts naked under a waterfall. It all makes for a wonderfully good bad movie.

And as a side note, I watch a lot of movies, and "Sheena" exhibits what has to be the most dastardly fictional act of cruelty towards animals - that being the scene where the helicopter gunship strafes the herd of gazelle(s?) in order to draw the Jungle Queen out. It's just a movie, but that scene was sick . . . still, it served its purpose and made me cheer when the 'copter crashes later.

Title: Sheena
Post by: Swamprat on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Oooh boy! Do I remember this one! The whole piece of crap is one big hokey tease. I have never been able to stomach Tanya Roberts since the first moment I saw her. It was in a commercial for Charlie's Angels at the start of the new season when she replaced whoever the hell it was. I remember her lines, she was standing on a balcony and says to the other two..."Come on. Let's go." Then waved a pistol...I think she was reading a cue card with instructions that said "Now wave your gun." She sucked in that one Bond movie too, but so did Roger Moore...But back to Sheena. Soundtracks can make or break any film. Nothing makes a mediocre film bloom into a full fledged turd quicker than an overblown musical theme. This film is a perfect example of this rule. Semi-naked chick, riding a zebra, with bow and arrows, to the sound of a full phillharmonic symphony of classically inspired orchestration...I think this pretty much guarantees a turd is about to drop upon the African plains. The face off against the villian in his vehicle towards the end is a real hoot. Suddenly this bad assed warrior chick is vulnerable...face it...they all succumb to sprained ankle syndrome when the serious s**t hits the fan. Wounded zebra be damned! If she'd been on foot to start with she'd still have fallen over something and would become the chick in distress for at least a minute or two. Tease...tease...tease. What good is a half naked, zebra riding, Charlie's Angel, if she ain't helpless for at least a minute or so, so the sorry assed loser male audiance...(I'm sorry, I mean TARGET audiance)...can sit there in the dark and fantasize about scooping her ass up and rushing her to safty while copping a good feel for the effort? I hate these kinda movies. I wouldn't call this a feeble attempt at action adventure...I'd call it a feeble attempt at soft porn. No matter what you might want to call it, it's still just a turd caught on film. My wife enjoyed the animals though, and cried every time one of them got zapped or flipped to the ground. Her philosophy is that people deserve what they get...the poor animals don't. I have to agree with this...the people who made this movie should have thier noses rubbed in it.

Title: Sheena
Post by: anne on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
I saw this when I was four years old. My innocence keep me from understanding the sexual nature, I just saw it as a movie about a girl who kicked ass and spoke to animals. I saw it recently and I couldn't stomach the bad acting and unrealistic plot, but it still holds a soft spot for me from when i was young.

Title: Sheena
Post by: Vasquez on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
"Chimpanzees are experts at guerrilla warfare. "

Surely you mean Gorilla warfare?  


Title: Sheena
Post by: Greenhornet on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Yeah, when this film was shown, Linda Sterling's and Kay Aldridge's famous jungle-queen charicters (Nyoka and the Tiger Woman. Hey! That sounds like great team-up!) were playing LEAP-FROG in their graves!

Title: Sheena
Post by: Josie on July 22, 2002, 09:00:20 PM
I saw this movie when I was about seven, and spent the next few months driving my parents crazy by running around the house in my bathing suit dragging a plush zebra.  Unfortunately, instead of growing up to be Queen of the Jungle, I ended up merely a mild-mannered accountant.  Us brunettes have no fun.

Title: Sheena
Post by: Jim Hepler on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
It's probably PG cause this movie came out before PG-13 was invented.  That and the studio made a big push to stop it from being R.  Not uncommon.

Title: Sheena
Post by: TomVee on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Saw this again the other day. Watched all but about 20 minutes in the middle, when I got so bored I started washing dishes or something. Truly a horrible movie, but fun to watch, kind of like DUNE or BEASTMASTER. Say now! Wouldn't that be something? Put Beastmaster and Sheena together! Let them run each other's biceps. Truth is, I agree with the reviewer who said Roberts was not the right build for Sheena. She was gorgeous in her time, and curvy as all hell, but a jungle warrior she ain't. She did talk like a man, however. She sort of sounds like the throaty Denise Austin as she works out.

Title: Sheena
Post by: B-movieGeek on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
This is one of my favorite movies, along with "The Eyes of Laura Mars" and "Flashdance"
Favorite lines:
Vic "Your hair smells terrific, what did you wash it with"
Sheena "Zan-zan berries, what else would a girl use"

Sheena "Fur, you have fur, this cannot be"
       "You spoke of that before, the water the wagons drink"
       "My head aches, your firebird makes such noise"
       "Remove those strange skins, where do they come from"
Vic "Saks"

A mindless movie that's fun to watch.  I usually play it (yes I have a copy) as background noise in my house.

Title: Sheena
Post by: MessiahMan on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
About a comment made about the review...that was not a little boy playing young sheena.  Check the Kirsty Lindsay played the "young Sheena" in question.

Title: Sheena
Post by: Troodon on November 25, 2006, 04:10:12 PM
Actually the musical score for this movie wasn't really that bad, per se.  Only problem is quite often it didn't at all fit with the scene that was going on when it played.  Score was above average at least.

You really want to hear a movie score that was much better than the movie it was written for deserved, listen to "The Last Starfighter."  Cheap Star Wars rip-off of a movie, but the score is excellent, especially the main theme.

Title: Sheena
Post by: night heron on June 08, 2004, 10:13:20 PM
killer flamingos makes you nervous to go back to florada and a bunch of supposedly primative natives who can speak english and riding a zebra that winnies like a horse can leave you with a bad case of saddle sores(ouuu ow)and sheena says dumbs things(you got fur, Duuuuuh)shes more dumber the george of the jungle

Title: Sheena
Post by: firebird on July 11, 2004, 02:03:38 PM
A real dumb jungle blonde who has spent too much time among jungle animals and backward natives who speak perfect english no wonder the movie was such a flop and she speaks dumb words(you got fur)DUUHHHHHH what a dim-bulb and any one who has watched a documentry on african wildlife knows zebras bray like a donkey they dont whinnie like a horse its a big tarzan rip-off

Title: Sheena
Post by: tirthankar bhattacharya on July 12, 2004, 03:15:37 AM
I love this movie. Sheena riding the zebra!!!!! It is amazing to watch. Jungle queen! Long Live.

Title: Sheena
Post by: giant claw on November 15, 2004, 10:52:53 AM
Just what were they think they were doing when they made this mess? trying to ruin the comic of the same name? or was it a cheap rip-off of tarzan? and it is odd that these natives that are supposedly undiscovered by whiteman can speak in fluant english just shows what you get when you try to make a movie and end up with a mess

Title: Sheena
Post by: Barbie on December 17, 2004, 11:11:46 AM
Saw this on late nite, and loved it.  Gave up all those cable channels recently, and am enjoying stuff like this.  Loved Tanya Roberts and Ted Wass was so familiar, but had to look him up (Soap) before I remembered him.  He was great.  This is the kind of stuff that television was invented for.  No stress, no creepy politicians.  More, more, more.  

Title: Sheena
Post by: Dr. Evil on September 16, 2005, 11:13:33 PM
This movie has been trashed enough, just let it live in peace.

Title: Sheena
Post by: giant claw on June 07, 2005, 07:55:49 PM
Dumb jungle blonde(you have fur)and some supposedly undiscovered natives who speak english killer flamingos and riding around on a horse in striped pajamas a rip off of tarzan and tanya roberts and what do you get  A REAL MESS real real dumb jugle blonde

Title: Sheena
Post by: Jake Blues on September 14, 2006, 02:43:20 PM
I love this movie. Sheena riding the zebra, Tanya totally nude for almost a minute and a 1/2.

Title: Sheena
Post by: hapless on November 25, 2006, 04:09:49 PM
Maybe I imagined this, but when Sheena is helping the reporter up the tree after he slips, just before she offers her ankle, There is a huge visible gap if you know what I mean.  I watched it over and over and it is remarkably like something with which I'm quite familiar.

Title: Re: Sheena
Post by: Kooshmeister on May 18, 2007, 03:54:31 AM
The Marvel Comics adaptation of this movie is really awesome. And fraught with a ton of differences from the film:

-There are added scenes featuring Fletch the camerman accompanying his guide, Bolo the cardplayer. Much komedy is mined from how much of a city slicker he is. At one point he faints from the heat and Bolo has to carry him (feel sorry for poor Bolo; Fletch is not a small man).

-In the movie, all of the soldiers working for Otwani are white, and presumably of European origin due to their names (Jorgensen, Wadman, Blau, etc.). In the comic, however, the only white guys are their leader, Colonel Jorgenson, and the helicopter pilot (who is given the name "Joe" in the comic). All of the others are of African descent.

-Otwani plays for the Washington Redskins, rather than the fictional Cougars (at least, I think they're fictional).

-The scene where Fletch notices the mercenaries' helicopter, Hawk One, at the airport is missing, as is the scene of him and Vic leaving their hotel and encountering Jorgenson and his men by getting off on the wrong floor.

-King Jabalani is hit in the back by the arrow, rather than the chest.

-Sheena and Vic escape from the villains on foot, rather than climbing a tree and hiding.

-When the fuel truck catches fire, at least one of the soldiers is killed in the process, whereas none die in this scene in the movie.

-The destruction of Z'Kuru occurs entirely offscreen. Sheena and Vic do not witness the massacre and we are only shown the aftermath.

-During the scene of Hawk One strafing the animal herd, the pilot actually manages to hit some of the animals unlike in the movie. ( made a big stink about the pilot's bad aim in the movie, so they ought to be pleased to here the comic's version of the scene is comparatively more realistic.)

-The Zambouli lead the villains into a rocky canyon, rather than the jungle, before ambushing them.

-Colonel Jorgenson is not shown being killed. He disappears entirely from the final battle, and Chief Harumba's line "For Z'Kuru!" is spoken while killing a random soldier instead.

-The deaths of Wadman and Anders - by spear and boulder, respectively - during the battle are also omitted.

-Juka, Vic and Fletch's native friend, does not return to America with them.

Title: Re: Sheena
Post by: Jack on May 18, 2007, 08:21:58 AM
I got a kick out of this movie.  The overblown orchestral score was just what it needed to push it over the top to bad movie goodness!  Tanya Roberts and her perfect English and lack of understanding of anything modern, those two idiots that wanted to interview her, the zebra, oh man, it's got it all.  And that's just the TV version, I can only imagine how much better it would be with a minute and a half of naked Tanya  :teddyr:

Title: Re: Sheena
Post by: Giant Claw Jr on February 28, 2008, 10:21:04 PM
LOOK THERE DADDY DO YOU SEE? THERES A HORSE IN STRIPPED PAJAMAS. and just imagine the saddle sore riding around on a stripped horse and how odd for a supposedly undiscovered tribe can speak in fluent english

Title: Re: Sheena
Post by: Kooshmeister on April 09, 2008, 07:20:25 PM
and how odd for a supposedly undiscovered tribe can speak in fluent english

Actually, no one says they're undiscovered. All Chief Haromba says at the beginning is that no one but a Zambouli has seen the sacred ground which contains the healing earth. And during Vic and Fletch's plane ride, we get this exchange after Fletch has glimpsed Sheena:

Fletch: Where are we now? What is this by?
Pilot: Tigora, sir. Near the end of Zambouli territory.
Fletch: Any, uh, white folk here?
Pilot: Oh, no. Very black. King Jabalani keeps even the resy of us Tigorans out of Zambouli land.

So, the world knows of the Zamboulis, but they're isolationists, and the King does what he can to keep people off their land.

As for why Haromba and the Shaman both speak perfect English, seeing as how they're the tribal leaders and would've had to meet with King Jabalani at some point to arrange to keep people off their land, and they could've picked it up then. Of course none of this accounts for how Phillip and Betsy Ames (Sheena's parents) got permission to visit Gudjara Mountain, or how Haromba was persuaded to take them there.

Title: Re: Sheena
Post by: yongary on November 14, 2011, 09:13:07 PM
Bwana devil is worse than this. The cheesefactor is through the roof!