Sahara - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Based on the bestselling series by Clive Cussler, Dirk Pitt takes on a plot that involves a strange epidemic sweeping through the Nile, an evil corporation trying to cover it up, and an assassination that leads back Abraham Lincoln.
It was with great trepidation that I entered the theater that would show me "Sahara." It would've been one of the most anticipated movies of the year for me, since "Sahara" is one of the first of many books I read and loved from bestselling author Clive Cussler. Yet, anticipation turned to fear as word of Cussler suing to halt production leaked into the rumor mill last year and the movie was repeatedly pushed back from summer to fall and eventually to this spring. Then, fear turned to horror as the marketing campaign emerged, revealing a cheesy-looking action movie in the trailers and absolute stupidity in the poster. If they can't even make a cool poster, what's that got to say about the movie itself? Read our Sahara movie review »