RIVER OF DEATH
I have seen a large number of films based on Alister MacLean adventure novels in my days as a cinephile and most have been damn good films. Everything from “The Guns of Navarone” to “Where Eagles Dare” to even more obscure efforts like “Puppet on a Chain” have all impressed me to some degree. Despite never reading one of his novels (though I need to change that) and my guilty pleasure for Cannon films, I am confident to say River of Death is not one adaption Mr. MacLean would be proud of and in the end it emerges as nothing more than a poor man’s Indiana Jones knock-off.
Written By Eric Reifschneider