This movie burger is fit for those with an adventurous spirit. Fans of Indiana Jones or the Uncharted video game series should find something to like with the Adventurer Burger.
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We start with the crowd-pleasing National Treasure, where Nicolas Cage is out to find the Templar Treasure. He competes with Sean Bean in a race to steal the US Declaration of Independence, which just might hold secret clues to the location of the legendary treasure. Part heist movie, all adventure.
More in this series: National Treasure 2: Book of Secrets
Romancing the Stone
Starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, this 1984 gem follows romance novelist Joan Wilder (Turner) who finds herself in possession of a map leading to a lost, and enormous, emerald. Her sister kidnapped, Joan is pursued by forces after the precious stone when she crosses paths with rugged mercenary Jack Colton (Douglas). Turner and Douglas zing as their chemistry lights up the screen – it’s no wonder they made a sequel!
More in this series: The Jewel of the Nile
The Mummy (1999)
While all films in the Adventurer Burger are fairly cheesy, the Mummy is classic cheesy goodness that was a huge hit when it released in the 90s. Brendan Fraser’s Rick O’Connell is iconic, as are almost all of the characters in this film. Incredibly fun to watch, it’s aged well and fans of the Uncharted series will see a lot of hero Nathan Drake in O’Connell.
More in this series: The Mummy Returns, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
King Solomon’s Mines (1985)
Perhaps the cheesiest, dumbest movie of the burger, the 1985 production of King Solomon’s Mines is an unabashed knock-off of Indiana Jones. Richard Chamberlain seems to have had a ball in the lead role of Allan Quatermain, performing alongside the likes of Sharon Stone, Herbert Lom and Sallah himself, John Rhys-Davies. A lighter, more comedic take on the Jones formula, King Solomon’s Mines is an overlooked adventure deserving of patty position to give it some well-deserved attention.
More in this series: Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold
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The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn
We finish things off with the wholesome, fun for the whole family movie that is The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn. Directed by Steven Spielberg himself, Tintin follows the titular reporter and his dog Snowy as they join forces with Captain Haddock in search of a treasure thought sunk or lost to pirates. Gorgeously animated, with real actors and motion capture technology, Tintin does Hergé’s iconic comic book series justice.
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