Mighty Joe Young

  • PG
  • Ron Underwood (1998)
  • US
  • 109 min
Mighty Joe Young
Film Review
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3 out of 5

Charlize Theron stars as the woman who befriends a colossal but cute gorilla in this entertaining remake of the 1949 family drama. Of course, Joe doesn't remain hidden in the jungle for long with explorer Bill Paxton on his trail, and he's soon pursued by nasty hunters who want to capture him for some rich collector's amusement. It's a fun romp with impressive ape effects and luscious scenery, though young children may be slightly disturbed by scenes that show the cuddly King Kong under attack.

Plot Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Charlize Theron and Bill Paxton. When conservationists Jill Young and Gregg O'Hara move a giant gorilla to a Californian nature reserve to protect him from poachers, they don't bargain for the tenacity of the ape's pursuers or his reaction to his new surroundings.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jill Young
Charlize Theron
Gregg O'Hara
Bill Paxton
Strasser
Rade Serbedzija
Garth
Peter Firth
Harry Ruben
David Paymer
Cecily Banks
Regina King
Kweli
Robert Wisdom
Pindi
Naveen Andrews

Crew

Director
Ron Underwood

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Childrens
Drama

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