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Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Steve Zahn, Penelope Cruz
Implausible Fun in the Desert
Sometimes with action/adventure movies, you have to turn off the brain, firmly place the tongue in the cheek, and enjoy the ride. Unless you’re expecting the next groundbreaker since Raiders of the Lost Ark, today’s adventure flick is here simply to excite you apart from too much thinking.
Such a film is found in Sahara (2005), a swashbuckling, treasure-hunting escapade starring buff Matthew McConaughey and goofball Steve Zahn. Both stars set off to Lago, Nigeria in search of (believe it or not) an ironclad battleship that reportedly disappeared from Virginia during a Civil War battle. Along the way, they meet up with a doctor of the World Health Organization (Penelope Cruz), who believes there is a plague developing in Mali.
Unbeknownst to all three, Africa…
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