The Big Movie House.com Review of The Phantom Empire (1988)
"The Phantom Empire is a fun B-movie. The cast is clearly having a really fun time playing these characters and it translates really well to the screen. None of the actors looks like they are not having fun and everything is better for it. The chemistry the cast builds is nice and we care for all of the main characters. The film is well shot too. Cinematographer Gary Graver does some really nice work giving the film a bump in quality. Everything is nicely lit and there is even some mood lighting here and there. The film never feels cheap which is something that more low budget films should strive for. This is the perfect film to watch with friends and just have a fun time."