History Film / RomancingTheStone

23rd Aug '16 2:57:50 AM Farnham
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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Not Ralph and Ira who are too bufoonish and incompetent to count, but the sadist and cruel Zolo is too serious and frightening for an 80's family movie.

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* VileVillainSaccharineShow: Not Ralph and Ira who are too bufoonish buffoonish and incompetent to count, but the sadist sadistic and cruel Zolo is too serious and frightening for an 80's family movie.
29th Jul '16 5:14:02 PM JackG
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* AndThenWhat: Joan's run up against this question at the start of ''Jewel of the Nile''. Now that she's actually met, romanced and married the hero - what comes next?
1st Jun '16 5:08:45 PM Kooshmeister
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* DeathByAdaptation: In the {{Novelization}} of ''The Jewel of the Nile'', Rachid gets killed falling down the big hole Joan and Jack are hanging over, in contrast to him just homorously having his eyebrows and some of his hair singed off by Ralph's fire-breathing trick in the film.



* PragmaticVillainy: Ira. He is perfectly willing to kill if he doesn't get what he wants, but if you play by his rules, he is actually fairly AffablyEvil and keeps the promises he makes, and has an extreme distaste for people who are pointlessly cruel for no reason. Bad for business, you see.



* RampJump: Lupe's Escape

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* RampJump: Lupe's EscapeEscape.
1st Jun '16 5:02:18 PM Kooshmeister
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* YouSaidYouWouldLetThemGo: Played with. Ira promises to release Joan's sister if he gets the map. When he gets the map, he says, threateningly, "You... and your sister..." and trails off menacingly, making the audience (and Joan!) think he's going to villainously renege on his promise, only to suddenly turn friendly, smile, and add, "...can go!"
7th May '16 10:34:58 AM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:350: [[{{Tagline}} She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure,]] TheyFightCrime... uh, make that, [[{{Tagline}} they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive]].]]

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[[caption-width-right:350: [[caption-width-right:320: [[{{Tagline}} She's a girl from the big city. He's a reckless soldier of fortune. For a fabulous treasure,]] TheyFightCrime... uh, make that, [[{{Tagline}} they share an adventure no one could imagine... or survive]].]]]]
19th Apr '16 11:22:15 AM erforce
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** Though Joan's [[MenAreTheExpendableGender brother in law]] was one such without the luck IndianaJones has.

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** Though Joan's [[MenAreTheExpendableGender brother in law]] was one such without the luck IndianaJones Franchise/IndianaJones has.
13th Mar '16 9:28:29 AM AnotherGuy
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* TookALevelInBadass: ''Joan''. She starts out the movie as a mousey, cringing DamselInDistress, but by the end of it she's throwing switchblades, burning Zolo with his own cigar, bashing him with a broken board right in his handless stump, knocking him [[KillItWithFire onto a lantern]], and dodging so that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill he falls into a pit of crocodiles]]. How far she's come is first hinted at during the start of hostilities at the fort: when the guns start going off, Elaine (whom Joan had initially thought was the stronger sister) faints, but Joan doesn't even bat an eye, simply helping her up and dragging her off to safety elsewhere.

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* TookALevelInBadass: ''Joan''. She starts out the movie as a mousey, cringing DamselInDistress, but by the end of it she's throwing switchblades, burning Zolo with his own cigar, bashing him with a broken board right in his handless stump, knocking him [[KillItWithFire onto a lantern]], and dodging so that [[ThereIsNoKillLikeOverkill he falls into a pit of crocodiles]]. How far she's come is first hinted at during the start of hostilities at the fort: when the guns start going off, Elaine (whom Joan had initially thought was the stronger sister) faints, screams and cowers on her knees, but Joan doesn't even bat an eye, simply helping her up and dragging her off to safety elsewhere.elsewhere. Later, when Joan's knife gambit doesn't work, Elaine faints.
13th Mar '16 9:26:12 AM AnotherGuy
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* ImprobablyAimingSkills: Jesse. Of course, being a MartyStu, it's a given.

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* ImprobablyAimingSkills: ImprobableAimingSkills: Jesse. Of course, being a MartyStu, it's a given.
13th Mar '16 9:25:55 AM AnotherGuy
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* ImprobablyAimingSkills: Jesse. Of course, being a MartyStu, it's a given.


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* OnlyInItForTheMoney:
-->'''Joan:''' Is nothing that I own sacred to you?
-->'''Jack:''' Only your $375.
* PragmaticHero: Jack's main hat, which crosses over with GoodIsNotNice. Joan initially hates him for it, but soon comes to really appreciate it.
-->''(Jack chops off the heels of Joan's shoes.)''
-->'''Joan:''' ''(sighing)'' These were Italian.
-->'''Jack:''' ''(unmoved)'' Now they're practical.


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* RealityEnsues: A lot of Joan's preconceptions and romantic ideals are destroyed by Jack's practicality.
13th Mar '16 9:19:45 AM AnotherGuy
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** ''Jewel of the Nile'' is a deconstruction of HappilyEverAfter. What ''does'' happen after the heroes RideIntoTheSunset?

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** ''Jewel of the Nile'' is a deconstruction of HappilyEverAfter. What ''does'' happen after the heroes RideIntoTheSunset?[[RidingIntoTheSunset ride off into the sunset]]?
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