`Congo' never tries to be anything other than a B-movie. The plot is kind of simple. The characters are pretty stereotypical and the dialogue is hardly Shakespeare. In fact, when films are talked about, Congo is always forgotten. It wasn't received that well at its time of release, yet all that doesn't mean it's necessarily a bad film.
Yes, it's kind of cheesy, but it's also kind of fun. It's an adventure that follows a group of scientists as they attempt to return a friendly gorilla to her natural habitat (in the Congo, would you believe?). Unfortunately, things don't go their way and they have to contend with everything from corrupt local soldiers to angry hippos and killer gorillas.
It's one of those adventure movies that could - loosely - be put in the same category as the Indiana Jones movies. Don't get me wrong... it's nowhere near as good as Indy's outings, but, if you're looking for a fun movie that rolls along with plenty of action, then give this a go.
I would say that the only major drawback came from the marketing. If you watch the trailers for it or read the write-up, all it talks about is how the team encounters hostile gorillas. That's the film's selling point. However, the said gorillas don't actually make an appearance until the last twenty-five minutes or so, so, by then, you may be wondering where they are.