Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) (part 3 of 5)

We cut to later, as they’re now traveling across a river in canoes. Note that the remaining cannon fodd—uh, I mean, Askari are in their own canoe, while the folks who were actually given names and personalities in the movie are being kept separate.

After some more filler travel footage, they enter a mist laden part of the river, and encounter a native tribe. Hoo boy, given the track record from the last movie, I sense something cheesy in the very near future.

Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987) (part 3 of 5)

Turns out the tribe wants Jesse in exchange for safe passage across the river. Allan tries to give them a tea kettle and some necklaces instead (if we’re going strictly on her acting talent circa 1987, I’d say that’s a fair trade), and Umslopogaas adds in something that probably isn’t quite so diplomatic, given how he’s brandishing Mega Axe by the end of it.

It goes well (providing you consider the tribe deciding to kill them later a successful negotiation), and they decide to get as far as they can before nightfall, before the tribe comes after them.

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Ed Harris

A fan of less than great cinema since childhood, Ed divides his time between writing scripts, working an actual paying job and subjecting himself willingly to some of the worst films society has produced.

Multi-Part Article: Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)

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