What do you get when Laura Linney, Ernie Hudson, Tim Curry and (gasp) Joe Don Baker sit down with a talking gorilla? An all-star cast living with regret and such classic quotes as "stop eating my sesame cake!" https://youtu.be/8fbGbPwKbQA
Congo (1995), was one of the 90's biggest cinema disappointments. Coming off the high that was Jurassic Park, studios clamored to push out the next big work of Michael Crichton, hoping for box office gold. What the world got instead was a movie so B even Bruce Campbell made a cameo. From animatronics that would have made Stan Winston facepalm to Hudson's Nigerian impression, Congo is definitely "so bad it's good."
Sarah Casa commented
I love Congo! It's one of the few book to movie adaptations that is actually way more entertaining than the source material. They market Congo the book as an adventure novel, but when actually reading it, it's a GPS instruction manual disguised within a barely there plot. I mean when there are some pages that get halfway taken up by footnotes, Crighton's editors should have stepped in. If there's one thing the movie did right, it was actually making Congo the adventure story it was supposed to be.
Movie does not feature Mr. Ed. Go figure!!
This movie is cracked! Tim Curry's accent alone is enough to make this a candidate for a riff- also why is Delroy Lindo always in such a bad mood?
Anyways it's a good bad movie-
Check out these links (2 have trailers)
Jeff Mackey commented