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May 6, 2018
As enjoyable as a delicious sesame cake.
April 23, 2018
Here is the other end of watching a film i thought was great as a kid and then re-watching again now and wow I never knew how bad this film was Id skip this film just read the book its bound to be much better.
April 17, 2018
Pretty decent jungle adventure flick. Good popcorn quality fun. High budget sets and top quality special effects for the mid 90s. Some basic humor and mild violence, nothing too over the top. The soundtrack's not bad, acting is on par. Not much to complain about, just not anything spectacular. They could have ramped up the drama a bit more, just to give it some tension / suspense but otherwise it satisfies just fine. Just good straight forward almost pulp action and atmosphere with a sense of wonderment. You might find this movie a bit too simplistic or juvenile however, there is just a certain nostalgic charm and carefree senseability about this that works.
½ January 13, 2018
The book was much better than the garbage movie
August 5, 2017
Before there was Andy Serkis, there was Amy the cyborgorilla. Yet surprisingly, the prosthetically enhanced primate is not the most absurd, unbelievable character-that's a toss up between all the rest: Ex-CIA computer scientist Laura Linney? Ernie Hudson doing a Cary Grant impression? Tim Curry playing a Romanian Tim Curry? It's like movie as a whole slipped on a banana peel.
July 18, 2017
A ludicrous movie that doesn't quite make it to 'good' bad, and just stays 'bad' bad right to the end.
June 12, 2017
Awful script and exaggerated characters. Bad pacing and drull humour throughout. One to watch whilst doing the ironing, cleaning or power napping
May 24, 2017
It's hard to believe Frank Marshall directed this insulting movie. And Ernie Hudson should have made a public apology and admitted his performance was the worst of his career aided and abetted by Frank Marshall. So much talent on board and this movie still tanked on every level. The only element that didn't disappoint was the African backdrop...what gorgeous scenery!
January 17, 2017
This was good. Creepy as a child
½ November 29, 2016
While maybe not necessarily directed/cut that well (especially compared to Crichton's Jurassic Park), it still represents another neat and cleverly thought-out fictional journey. I personally thought the primates didn't look too fake to me whatsoever as some other people have said. Some parts may have been a bit slow, but most of the overall structure of the film didn't seem to compromise the story too much.
½ October 23, 2016
haven't watched in over 10 years, acting not the best with the exception on Ernie Hudson, but an OK movie overall if your board.
October 13, 2016
A sad attempt at ripping off Jurassic Park, and Indiana Jones, but this time, done with apes!
½ August 17, 2016
This confusing mess still makes me wonder what the hell this movie was supposed to be about.
August 2, 2016
curious to see if it's as bad as people say
July 24, 2016
It wasn't very good. The overall plot didn't seem to make much sense. And the special effects were subpar. The gorillas were just people in suits and it was very obvious. The only good thing about the movie was it had a great cast of actors but even then the acting wasn't good. Pass on this one.
½ June 26, 2016
An hour into this movie you're still waiting on it to start! It's like watching someone's boring vacation videos!
½ June 10, 2016
Expedition team sets off to Africa to retrieve surveillance equipment in this visually weak but fast paced summer popcorn flick.
½ May 12, 2016
One of my favorite movies.
Super Reviewer
½ March 2, 2016
A remake of the original King Kong, which was a standard adventure tale until the big fellow was introduced. It's the same here, an adventure tale, a safari into darkest Africa (with Hudson's head of the safari quite good actually). Only by now its all been done before so you know what's coming an hour before it arrives. They leave out the lust in the jungle angle, I don't know why.
February 9, 2016
Michael Crichton is probably not happy that his thriller book converted into an intentionally humorous playful action movie. This movie has its own campy charm and when taken for what it is can be good fun. It helps that the director and cast do not approach it too seriously. Tim Curry and Joe Don Baker in particular, have just the right amount of crazy cartoon character in them. The settings of the African jungle and ancient ruined city of Zinge look great. Making a gorilla interact in human ways and using sign language is not easy. Simple sign language would be better than the special computer gloves that convert and translate in robot voice for everyone to understand. The makeup and costume team did a decent job of making an actor seem apelike enough without becoming a distraction. It is not a highly crafted movie, but it knows what it is. I do not understand why the jungle romp replaces the excitement and violence of the Crichton story. It would be nice to see a more serious and faithful adaptation of the book in the future. As long as you do not enter this movie looking for a realistic or suspenseful thriller, it should entertain.
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