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Konga Reviews

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½ October 7, 2017
Silly, but sadly dull, story about a mad scientist who performs growth experiments on plants and animals, and eventually on his chimpanzee, Konga (you know, Konga/Kong, as in King Kong), who then grows to an enormous size to kill the scientist's enemies and eventually wreaking havoc on London. This could have been a fun low budget monster film along the lines of "Them" or "Tarantula," but it's mostly just boring and didn't even entertain me on a camp level.
January 26, 2016
Yes, for the purest film fan this is awful stuff, but I have a soft spot for films such as this cult b movie. Michael Gough plays a mad scientist who is believed to have died in a plane crash in Africa only to turn up in London a year later with a monkey under his arm. He had managed to escape from the plane just before it crashed along with his experimental equipment........you see your already smiling aren't you!
½ November 17, 2014
it may not be good in a traditional sense, but man is it fun!
June 5, 2014
Come on, shake your body baby, do the Konga.
May 10, 2014
In the real of Da Fuq did I just see - KONGA most certainly fits the bill - Dont have the rights for King Kong ? - NO PROBLEM - just slap an A at the end and its a totally different monkey. A Botanist has a serum that makes plants grow and when he injects his pet chimp the thing grows to about an adult size height - BUT as the plot proceeds we find out about a tale of infedility that its so terribly executed the movie derrails - the scoen wife of the botanist injects a shit load of the serum to Konga and the thing grows to full on King Kong size and he decides to take a leisure walk around London - he doesnt destroy a single bulding or stomps on a single person - he just walks - and he gets gunned down by the british army whose aim is incredibly questionable but back in 1961 you didnt need to aim I guess lmao - horrible horrible movie but you will never get the word KKOOONNGGGAAAA !!!!!!! out of your head for a few hours after watching this.
½ January 31, 2014
Not the worst b-movie alternative King kong rip-off, although there's a lot of Michael Gough with the creature only given its significant screen time in the last quarter. My main problem with the movie is the unexplained change from chimp to gorilla that is undertaken through the science.
½ November 10, 2013
A lot of nothing. A cruddy plot, terrible and stupid characters, and bad effects. The ape doesn't even grow huge until the last 15 minutes, and the army shoots it down quickly. The rest of the film is uninteresting and dumb.
December 3, 2012
I love Michael Gough,esp when hes the Russian spy on THE AVENGERS. Ripoff King Kong flick, bad gorilla suit, just what you would expect.
October 23, 2012
no dancing in this one only michael gough chewing up the scenery.also starring george pastell from hammers mummy.clipped british accents,mad scientists and laboratories whats not to like.
½ October 8, 2012
Like a cross between "King Kong" and "Little Shop Of Horrors", Britain's "Konga" is a silly shitty movie. The effects are very bad, the science is absurd, and Michael Gough trying to get it on with a young college girl was just creepy disturbing to watch. But the absurdity of it all is what actually makes it so fun to watch.
March 4, 2012
Who doesn't like giant Gorillas?
April 3, 2011
Michael Gough is brilliant through out as he plays the mad Dr. Decker so straight and saying some of the most ludicrous lines ever.
½ September 17, 2010
Wow. Major cheese fest. Weird story. Weird acting. And REALLY weird gorilla man. I like older movies, but this one was just plain weird.
½ January 18, 2010
A decent film. A sort of rpi off of King Kong.
January 11, 2009
Hilarious for all the wrong reasons
August 31, 2008
Hilarious, horrid special effects, and a chimp turns into a man in a gorilla suit!
½ August 31, 2008
"Eventually, Konga would have to kill in order to prove that my experiment was a success."

Extremely cheesy and unintentionally funny movie. Some of the worst special effects I've seen in a late 1950s-60s monster movie (especially the shots of the giant ape hanging on to Decker and his assistant).

Stupid, but entertaining.
½ May 21, 2008
Utterly boring and stupid, obvious attempt to rip-off King Kong for British audiences. The lead actor is good, but the rest of the cast is pathetic and useless to the story. Most of the first part of the movie is kinda stolen from Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) and the climax is the lamest monster rampage in film history, exaggerating the film's low budget. Also, how come when the chimpanzee was injected with growth serum he became gigantic and turned into a man in a gorilla costume? Did they honestly think anyone would believe that it was still a chimp?
½ May 5, 2008
A mad scientist, his pretty assistant and ab giant chimp. Pretty corny.
½ January 10, 2008
A bad British attempt to duplicate King Kong to a degree.

Charlton Comics did a long series of comics based on this movie, much done by Steve Ditko.
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