ROMANCING THE STONE is fun, exciting, thrilling, and very well-written. Led by charming performance from both Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. They succeed to create an unforgettable chemistry in this movie. Danny DeVito also succeed as the scene-stealer. Although has some familiar elements and hard not to compare it with INDIANA JONES, this movie is still gave us a fresh perspective of adventure genre. Great!
The type of romantic adventure flick that only 80s could produce. Cheese in abundance, but going for the ride is fun and energizing because of the unrivalled chemistry between Douglas and Turner. Doesn't take itself too seriously, so there are barely any cringeworthy moments, and a lot of the elements from old-fashioned adventure films of the yesteryear have been recycled in a refreshing way.
(...) Der Hauptgrund, den Film heute noch zu sehen heisst aber Robert Zemeckis: Das hier ist sein erster Achtungs-Erfolg und in den Folgejahren bis heute, sollte er in Hollywood ziemlich viel noch einmal ganz neu erfinden... (Dazu haben wir für euch eine Film List mit den besten Abenteuerfilmen der 80er bis heute verfasst auf unserer Empfehlungsseite cinegeek.de
For an adventure movie, this is very slowly paced. Maybe if Zemeckis didn't shoot most of the movie in wider shots it would've gone a bit faster. For the most part it was pretty flat and unexciting, and Turner and Douglas are pretty weak. The music's pretty awful too. You can tell Zemeckis and Alan Silvestri were just warming up to do BTTF. The opening was good and some of the action scenes weren't bad.
Almost 30 years on this early Zemeckis picture still is a pretty good saturday morning serial style adventure. A big hit on release find it interesting that in today's market this picture would be a disaster. Stars over 20 years old, no adrenaline set piece after set piece, no modern rock score.....etc. What it lacks in orginality it makes up for in charm with great chemistry between Douglas and Turner. fun.