The screenplay to Congo, based on Michael Crichton's latest novel, is a dud for the most part. The plot is simple: an expedition sent out by the greedy head of a huge communications corporation to Africa in the pursuit of flawless diamonds. They are savagely butchered by creatures that resemble Gorillas. Many other humans then go out to this place and do battle with these savage beasts. You can guess who wins. The cinematography could've been better especially in the action scenes, but, given the way they were done, it is easy to predict what will happen next. The movie drags on and on presumably building up to some sort of a climax, but it disappoints in the end. Even Amy, the talking gorilla, won't be able save this script. It's worth renting someday if you're really bored.

Movie ramblings || Ram Samudrala ||