Kelly is whisked off into Prince Aramour's harem and given to his enemy as tribute in this romantic tale of capture and rescue. Thunder in Paraside II is just as bad as the first film plus the first film was that good? That they chose to make even a 2nd one? Really? Hulk Hogan is no Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson either both in terms of acting but also in terms of action and drama. The best parts of this movie was probably the theme song just like in the first film other than that? I would never recommend this to anyone or anything in general it's that bad. (F)
This beautifully produced action-adventure is the best of the series! I originally rented this at the video store since I'm a huge Carole Alt fan, and I could see she was well featured in this movie. Okay, so I was a bit embarrassed checking out a Hulk Hogan movie... but WOW... this one was a total delight! Move over "Rush Hour" and "Double Take", and all those action-adventure comedies... the duo of Hulk and Chris Lemmon, Carole Alt's charm and beauty (she's never looked more beautiful than in this movie), and the awesome production values makes this perfect summertime viewing. You can also watch it again and again, and if you have children... it's perfect for them. The action is more fun than bloody, and the use of Hulk's daughter (that is, the actress playing his daughter) in the film gives the movie a great "attitude" for kids to watch and feel apart of the adventure. In the movie Carole's character shares a "mutual" dream with a far-away prince, which brings them together, and makes her trust this "dreamboat" enough to take her back with him to "Kismet". Unfortunately his motives are not all fairy tale, and she is held prisoner, causing Hulk and Chris to come to the rescue. The expert `Speilberg-esk' direction by Doug Schwartz, is just plain wonderful! Special attention should also be taken to one of the most exciting, not to mention hysterically funny edge-of-your-seat chase sequences I've ever seen, again, beautifully directed, up and down the ancient buildings, scaffolding, and all kinds of poles, ropes and ladders, culminating in a delightful "back and forth" with Hulk and Chris, which rates right up there with the classic "cliff jumping scene" between Redford and Newman in "Butch Cassidy".The story and dialogue (the script was written by Tom J. Greene), is amazingly clever, characters well drawn out (Hulk and Chris' "food tasting trick" on a prison guard is a down right classic, and their comic timing is up there with Laurel and Hardy!). Also, Ms. Alt shows a wonderful comic flair which I wish producers would allow her to show off in all her movies... especially the Italian ones. She is a gem! I'm sure there wasn't a very big budget for this movie, so I really was astonished at how "big" the movie looks. (Again a big nod to Schwartz's directing). It's more "Indiana Jones" than the usual low-rent Hulk Hogan movies. If you can't afford to buy this new, by all means rent it for the whole family. It's a joy. Especially with the dearth of good family adventure entertainment out there right now!