Fierce Creatures Movie Review Summary

Actors: John Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis

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Almost inadvertantly, the Marwood Zoo in London has been acquired by multinational corporation Octopus, Inc., whose cruel executive, Rod McCain (Kline), insists that all his properties show at least a 20 percent profit. A stern ex-military officer named Rollo Lee (Cleese) is brought in to run the zoo, and institutes a new Fierce Creatures Policy, which says all but the most ferocious critters -- which are presumed to be the primary draw -- will be shot. The Marwood keepers, led by insect wrangler Adrian "Bugsy" Malone (Palin) are shocked and resistant. Then Rod's son Vince (also Kline) shows up with ambitious female exec Willa Weston (Curtis) in tow -- both also hoping to make the zoo successful. Vince comes up with various harebrained schemes -- celebrity endorsements, cheap and stupid merchandising, robot animals -- and steals funds, but Willa falls in love with both the animals and Rollo. So they plot with the keepers to save the zoo from the McCains. This 1997 farce reunites much of the cast of "A Fish Called Wanda," but is not a sequel -- just a different story with the same actors. It has some great moments but is not as good as the earlier movie.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus

John Cleese plays Rolo Lee, a Japanese director who is sent to England to direct a zoo. He states a new policy that cute, and cuddly animals will be replaced by fierce creatures. Upset that now he has to kill the animals, he pretends to shoot them, and then keeps them in his apartment. Meanwhile in America, Vince McCain and his love interest, Willa, are sent to inspect the zoo, but he really is there to take charge of it. This film may not have the charm of Wanda, but still delivers many laughs. One scene that is incredibly funny is when the zookeepers try to trick Rolo into thinking that the cuddly animals are really fierce, and in the end he ends up sucking a tourist's blood. Kevin Kline, meanwhile, steals the show in a duel rule as Vince and his father.
The review of this Movie prepared by Estefan Ellison

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Animal or Object Story    -   Yes Kind of animal or object:    -   many animals (none in particular)

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive Age:    -   40's-50's    -   60's-90's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Japanese    -   British


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Misc setting    -   resort/hotel

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   kissing    -   touching of personal anatomy    -   licking    -   orgies Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   Some foul language

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