Wednesday, June 15, 2011

IN THE SHADOW OF KILIMANJARO (1986)

I've heard some negative shit about this movie, but I watched it last night and thought it was pretty decent and we got some good laughs out of it.. The story is about a small village in a secluded area in Kenya and during a drought 90,000 baboons (looks more like a few hundred) go on a rampage and start killing humans for food. Timothy Bottoms plays an animal reserve dude who kinda acts as the leader of a band of people who are trying to prevent the slaughter of the entire village.

Naturally a bunch of random fucks (telephone line workers, some dude in a truck, random people walking) get killed all to shit and one even has his fucking leg ripped off. Also I noticed that the baboons seemed to really go for the tender face meat.

Even though I own this movie I doubt I'll ever watch it again. It wasn't bad, I was just hoping for something more. A few of the action scenes were well shot and pretty exciting, but the overall story is kinda boring and I never cared for any of the characters. The baboons were awesome though, especially the shots of them running in slow-motion.

OK amount of action, no nudity, a little blood splattered around. Worth a rent if you like killer animal movies.