Congo is a 1995 action film, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. It was directed by Frank Marshall and stars Laura Linney, Dylan Walsh, Tim Curry, Ernie Hudson, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Grant Heslov, Joe Don Baker and Bruce Campbell. The film was released on June 9, 1995.. Although the film did well at the box office, it was panned by critics due to the use of costumes and puppetry for the gorillas in the film.
Congo is a 1980 science fiction novel by Michael Crichton. The novel centers on an expedition searching for diamonds and inspecting the mysterious deaths of the previous expedition in the dense rain forest of Congo. Crichton calls Congo a Lost World novel in the tradition founded by Henry Rider Haggard's King Solomon's Mines, featuring the mines of that work's title.
Congo by Michael Crichton My rating: 4 of 5 starsCongo explores issues such as animal intelligence, energy, and natural resources policy. Like the other Michael Crichton books I've read (Jurassic Park, Airframe), Congo is suspenseful and interesting throughout.The thing I found most striking about Congo was how relevant it is to being read in 2009. The copyright of Congo is 1980, but since the book focuses on the technology economy, it is still relevant today. Crichton may not be remembered as a classic author, but his works have remained relevant for almost thirty years. Perhaps they'll remain so for even longer. I think he may be given less credit than he actually deserves. Other Reviews
A team from the company ERTS is suddenly demolished in the African Congo. What does that mean? It means that another Crichton thriller is on your hands. Another team is sent, which includes a techno bug named Karen, a signing ape named Amy, her owner Peter, and a white-hunter named Munro. It was a great book that followed in the steps of Sphere for the cut away from the world thrill. Not as good...