The Lost Continent (1968)

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Title: Lost Continent
CinemaBandits Title: Giant Crabs Infest The Love Boat!

CinemaBandits Review: I'm not sure why I'm reviewing this film... it's kinda good!

Sure, there's bad acting... and a script that, at times, makes no sense... and a giant crab, that looks like an inflatable pool toy, tries to reek havoc on unsuspecting women... and, even though this movie takes place in the sixties, for some odd reason a 12 year old prince from 14th century Spain is the villain.

Hold on... I guess I do know why I'm reviewing this film.

Anyway, the movie starts out with a ship full of tons of some sort of phosphorous compound... which, when it comes into contact with water, becomes highly combustible. Well, wouldn't you know it, a hurricane descends right down upon this ship with it's explosive cargo. Everybody jumps into lifeboats and, for the next 20 minutes of the movie, it becomes a stranded-at-sea story of survival.

On the lifeboat, they fight hunger. They fight thirst. They fight sharks. They even fight each other. There's romance between the captain and a passenger. There's unresolved resentment between a father and daughter. There's a drunk who can't stop putting the whole lifeboat in danger. Wow!

Unfortunately, none of this has anything to do with the rest of the movie! After a while, they simply float right back to the ship again and carry on as if nothing happened!!!

Then hungry green seaweed surrounds the ship and eats a passenger or two... a giant crab shows up and eats a few more passengers... and Spanish conquistadors show up and kill even more... It's almost as bad as a 3 day Carnival Cruise visiting Ensenada!

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