Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven (2009) starring Ivan Sergei, Joanne Kelly, Thure Riefenstein, Mario Naim Bassil, Susan Ward directed by Terry Cunningham Movie Review

Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven (2009)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Ivan Sergei in Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven (2009)

Hunt for a Star

Having come to the conclusion that when the Roman's emptied the Pharaoh's tomb they would have taken what they found to Constantinople and with the NSA bringing back Nadia (Joanne Kelly) and Tariq (Mario Naim Bassil) to help the adventurous Jack they discover that Nadia's boyfriend's father, antique dealer Armen Antaki (Michael Halphie) maybe the key as he once sold the Star of Osiris, a crucial piece of the puzzle. But having escaped from prison Littman (Thure Riefenstein) is under a lot more pressure from the Russian mob to get the pieces of the combined weapon which they are after.

So finally to "Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven" the third and final part of these Jack Hunter movies and one which brings everything together which we have seen in the first two episodes. And it is a case of needing to have watched those previous movies for this third one to make sense. Yet ironically if you have watched "Jack Hunter and the Lost Treasure of Ugarit" and "Jack Hunter and the Quest for Akhenaten's Tomb" you probably would find that hard to believe as these movies have never had a lot going on, and basically consisted of Jack searching for a piece of a puzzle, joining forces with Nadia and after they find the right location and possibly the thing they were looking for it sets up the next episode whilst also dealing with the nefarious Littman.

Joanne Kelly in Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven (2009)

But whilst these Jack Hunter movies have never been hard to follow they have worked even on a simple level which is that case of "Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven" as whilst we have the treasure hunting escapades each actor has delivered what was needed. As such Ivan Sergei gives us a less intense treasure hunting hero who has the same fashion sense with a fedora and leather satchel whilst Joanne Kelly is the attractive woman who ends up caught up in Jack's world and who clearly has some sort of spark of chemistry with Jack, which is played on more this time as we learn that she has a boyfriend. Plus there is Mario Naim Bassil who continues to provide the comic relief as Tariq. The ease of understanding these characters and their place in the movie makes it easy to follow.

Of course "Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven" is another Indiana Jones rip-off and if you are unable to look past the familiarity of the Fedora, the satchel and Jack's khaki shirts then you are going to struggle to enjoy that this is intentionally a knock-off Indiana Jones style movie. Look if it was trying to be more it wouldn't have Ivan Sergei wearing the same clothes or give us the comic sidekick in Tariq.

What this all boils down to is that "Jack Hunter and the Star of Heaven" whilst delivering more of the same when it comes to characters and action brings the story to a close as Jack goes after the final piece of the puzzle. You need to have watched the previous two movies to follow this third and frankly liked them because other wise the obvious Indiana Jones similarities will still be a problem.