Mighty Joe Young Movie Review 1998

Information and Film Reviews for Mighty Joe Young the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
4.0 4.0 from 2 reviews

Loose adaptation of the 1949 film has special effects wizard Rick Baker creating a very life-like model of the 15-foot, 2,000-lb. gorilla. With his elaborate features, including a pair of huge brown eyes, this Joe has more personality than his human allies Jill (Theron) and O'Hara (Paxton) who, in between saving Joe from evil South African poachers, spend most of the film giving each other the goo-goo eyes. Wholesome, harmless, lightweight (the movie, not the gorilla) family entertainment.

Distribution

Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 500 S. Buena Vista St., Burbank, CA 91521-1120, Toll-free: 800-723-4763, URL: http://www.bvhe.com

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Amusement Parks, Fantasy, Africa, Adoption & Orphans, Killer Apes and Monkeys, Giants, Special FX Wizards: Rick Baker
Screenplay
Mark Rosenthal, Larry Konner
Cast
Bill Paxton, Charlize Theron, David Paymer, Regina King, Rade Serbedzija, Peter Firth, Lawrence Pressman, Linda Purl, Ray Harryhausen
Cinematography
Don Peterman, Oliver Wood
Director
Ron Underwood
Music
James Horner
Other
Ray Harryhausen
Producer
Ted Hartley, Tom Jacobson, Gail Katz, Walt Disney Company, RKO Pictures

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