Nate and Hayes
If they made this movie now, it would be awesome. Tommy Lee Jones can still be the swashbuckling pirate, but recast Orlando Bloom as the prissy sidekick. In 1983, no such luck, but Nate and Hayes is worth seeing as a lost gem of an era when they just made oddball movies to give it a go?
Nate and Hayes DVD Review
It opens with an Indiana Jones style tribal chase. It slows down a bit with the backstory setup, but once Hayes is enlisted to rescue Nate’s fiancé, sprawling swordfights and ship to ship battles ensue.
Jones is actually the only actor with any personality in this. Michael O’Keef tries too hard but can’t emote and the villain is not even one note. He’s like a half note. It’s too bad Tommy Lee Jones got typecast as the gruff straight man because this shows what a cool hero he could be.
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