A lush deserted tropical island...a scavenger hunt for 10 million dollars and, best of all, a bevy of busty babes. What could be bad?....Leave it to Diamond Jim Wynorski.
In fairness, this one is a cut above Wynorski's typically lazy, low budget efforts. Treasure Hunt is filmed (or videotaped) in darkly "comic"semi-Mockumentary style, and the seemingly improvised script is not entirely witless. On the other hand, Jim Wynorski is no Christopher Guest, and only a few of the credit sequence out-takes are truly funny.
I wish The Blair Witch Project was never made. It's surprising success gave license to a new school of motion sickness film making, which is showcased here. All too often, the camera appears to be mounted to a pendulum on a merry-go-round. It never stands still. The movie does deliver on some of the promised T&A (actually, a lot more T then A...the camera angles, such as they are, generally stay above the waist...thong bikini fans will have to settle for a meager glance or two). There is definitely some "sightseeing" potential here, but it's often like watching from a roller coaster. I got a headache in a hurry.
The concept of typically obnoxious reality show contestants (i.e. "Survivor") bumping one another off may be a lot of laughs, but you won't find too many here. I rate this a 4/10.
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