A silly period production, built around the sorry spectacle of two smug American stars lording it over the natives. In 1896, John Patterson (Val Kilmer), an Irishman, is sent to Africa to build a bridge over the Tsavo River, facilitating the white man's conquest of
the Dark Continent. The complication: a pair of rogue lions of preternatural cunning and ferocity, who prey on the workers. Enter Great White Hunter Remington (Michael Douglas), an expatriate from the American South; together he and Patterson must kill the beasts. Based on true events, the film is
nevertheless absolutely preposterous, and informed by stereotypes that don't play well in the 1990s. Veteran...