**Savage Islands (aka Nate And Hayes)
This review for the John Hughes Blogathon comes from Rob of Movie Rob! Lol! Seriously – thanks for all the reviews, Rob. 🙂 Especially of these obscure Hughes films! Now let’s see if Rob liked Savage Islands (aka Nate And Hayes)…
“You should feel flattered, missy. Not everyone gets offered to the gods.” – Ben Pease
Number of Times Seen – at least twice (on cable in the 80’s and 14 Mar 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A pirate adventure movie that takes place in the Pacific during the 1800s where two men vie for the affections of a beautiful woman.
My Take on it – This movie is one that I recall enjoying as a kid, but couldn’t remember a thing about it. Even when I watched this, nothing seemed familiar until the final scene which I did actually remember in full.
This movie is basically an attempt to create another kind of Indiana Jones type movie but fails more than miserably because none of the characters are fleshed out at all and we just don’t care about any of them no matter what they do.
The plot and script are both pointless and I’m glad that John Hughes wasn’t shunned in Hollywood after writing this drivel because then we would have missed out on his masterpieces which came out not long after this one.
Tommy Lee Jones and Michael O’Keefe are both wasted here as is your time if you actually watch this
Bottom Line – Terrible script and plot not helped in the least by talented actors Tommy Lee Jones and Michael O’Keefe and being written by the then unknown John Hughes
Rating – Razzie Worthy