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« Reply #15 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
« Reply #16 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.  
Dr. Evil
« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2005, 11:13:33 PM »

This movie has been trashed enough, just let it live in peace.
giant claw
« Reply #18 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
Jake Blues
« Reply #19 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.
« Reply #20 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.
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« Reply #21 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.
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« Reply #22 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

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Giant Claw Jr
« Reply #23 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
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« Reply #24 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.
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« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2011, 09:13:07 PM »

Bwana devil is worse than this. The cheesefactor is through the roof!
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