Explorer Dirk Pitt (McConaughey) is obsessed with finding a mysterious US Civil War ship, which he believes wound up somewhere in Africa. Upon finding a rare gold coin in Lagos, he knows he's close; but how does it tie in with a "plague" epidemic threatening thousands of North Africans?
About as good as a big, stupid American action movie can be without ever being anything better than a big, stupid American action movie. Like The Mummy, then, but with far less CG.
Reviewed by Dan Jolin
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