New In The USA: CONGO
Frank Marshall's big 1990s blockbuster where everything seemed to just fail to gel into anything had a lot of pedigree. A Michael Crichton novel, a swell cast of great character actors (Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry, Bruce Campbell and Joe Don Baker) and a fair bit of cash.
But the jungle set story featuring smart apes, industrial grade super diamonds, and other bits of silliness never quite captured the imagination like Jurassic Park or Independence Day. It has its fans, even if popular culture has nearly wiped its existence away.