Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) is a widowed romance author who struggles with the popularity of her own self-proclaimed schlocky writing. She despises the cover model for her books, Alan Caprison (Channing Tatum), who takes the main character persona way too far. When Loretta is captured by an eccentric and reclusive billionaire named Abigail Fairfax (Daniel Radcliffe), Alan chases after her in a foolish attempt to rescue her but only ends up making things worse.
I’ve never seen Romancing the Stone, but from what I read on imdb.com, I’m willing to bet that they are pretty much the same movie on paper. Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum have some moments, but for the most part, there is zero chemistry to be had between these two. Daniel Radcliffe is hilarious and I enjoyed his ridiculous villainy. There is another surprising character that astute observers of the poster might have noticed, but I will refrain from spoiling who the character is portrayed by. A very stupid story with a moderate amount of fun, The Lost City could have only been released in the dumping grounds of spring box office movies and will most likely find its footing in the streaming landscape on rainy afternoons or as background noise while the audience does something else.
The Lost City will be available to rent on Prime Video ($).