Give me the big budget B-movie thrills of Congo over many modern Hollywood action movies. It's trashy as hell and only fun, but despite it being on the long side-- yet 109 minutes is short in millennium terms-- it's entertaining schlock. Full of comedic wisecracks and a good amount of character development, it's telling how many memorable scenes and conflicts are compacted here compared to post-1999 films.
Only the movie score and Bruce Campell's scream of death is worth hearing as the rest of the film is filled with crap dialogue. Joe Pantoliano and Delroy Lindo even understood what kind of shitty movie this was and decided to not have their names credited on the film which say a lot about it. Tim Curry has a fun Bela Lugosi approach to this though.
Two years after Jurrasic Park was released the future was plainly C.G.I. and many specialist people im the special effects department were placed on the'endangered species' list. The potential of animatronics, puppeteering and prosthetics was limited and reducing fast. Ok guys, let's make one last glorious stand celebrating some of our favourite stuff of adventure, opening with a '50s technicolor African sunset.