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Indiana Clones | Sahara (2005)
Sahara (2005)

In Clive Cussler's novels, Dirk Pitt had arguably more similarities to James Bond than Indiana Jones, with his predilection for gadgets and thwarting of global plots. He was distinctly un-Indy-like in Raise The Titanic, which might not be surprising, given that Raiders of the Lost Ark didn't come out for another year. The character was given a Indiana overhaul for Breck Eisner's Sahara, with more mysterious treasures to be hunted and a love for khaki. Matthew McConaughey makes a strong adventurous substitute for Dr Jones, but the film has little of the zest of Spielberg's series.


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