Number of Times Seen – Twice (Cable in the 90’s and 17 Jan 2016)
Brief Synopsis – An expedition is sent to the heart of Africa in order to try and find out what happened to a previous expedition that mysteriously disappeared.
My Take on it – The problem with many of the adaptations of Michael Crichton novels is that they will ultimately all be compared to Jurassic Park (1993) which was a huge success.
This movie is actually quite good, but is hampered by those comparisons because they stand out so much all along the narrative.
The cast is quite good despite none of them being considered A-list. There are still able to accomplish all that is needed and in some ways make the story feel even a bit more realistic because of this.
Enjoyed watching Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Tim Curry and Ernie Hudson here because they all make it feel more believable.
I’m not at all a science geek, but I liked the way that they explained the science to us without the need to get too technical.
Bottom Line – A very informative Crichton adaptation that is good but is too reminiscent of Jurassic Park (1993). Great cast that doesn’t need A-list actors to accomplish what it wants and needs. Liked how the science was explained to us without getting too technical. Recommended!
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Ernie Hudson stated that playing the character “Captain Munro Kelly” is his personal favorite from his career. (From IMDB)
Rating – Globe Worthy
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