Beauty brings down the beast again in this remake of the 1949 girl and her monkey movie. Stunning Jill Young (Charlize Theron), the daughter of a Dian Fossey-like primatologist (Linda Purl), has dedicated her life to protecting "Joe," a mutant gorilla
she and her mother first discovered as a playful youngster. Vicious poachers (Rade Sherbedgia, Peter Firth) orphan Joe and Jill on the same terrible night; her mother's dying request is that Jill protect the ape. Joe soon grows to be 15 feet tall, possessed of an unusual intelligence and utterly
devoted to Jill, who keeps him hidden on a mountain that grows less remote -- and therefore less safe -- with each passing y...