Novelist Michael Crichton seems to have parlayed the colossal success of JURASSIC PARK into a screen-rights-binge on his earlier, unfilmed books. One result: CONGO, a second-rate jungle adventure that delivers far less than it promises.
Via video satellite link from a volcano in deepest, darkest Africa, Charles Travis (Bruce Campbell) demonstrates a test of a new super-laser powered by a mammoth diamond while his father, tycoon R.B. Travis (Joe Don Baker) and former fiancee, Dr. Karen Ross (Laura Linney), watch. Suddenly, the encampment is attacked by wild
gorillas, and though it appears that everyone has been killed, Charles's body is nowhere to be seen. Karen ...