- Andrew Joseph MontgomeryCasey Gagliardi...
- Action & AdventureHorror
- Patrick Magee
- In 1 Cinema
There is a fine line between scary and silly; sadly, many filmmakers nowadays have it blurred. That is the case with Primal Rage: The Legend of Konga.
Primal Rage: The Legend of Konga follows Max (Andrew Joseph Montgomery) and Ashley (Casey Gagliardi) on their drive back home after Max is released from prison, during which they get into what seems to be an accident. Max and Ashley end up lost in the woods and have to fend for their lives against a violent creature that the Native Americans call Oh-Mah.
The plot is no different than most creature movies, and even though the feature tries to get inspiration from Alien, it’s definitely not up to par.
The main reason for Primal Rage: The Legend of Konga’s downward spiral is that it is utterly ridiculous; be it the creature’s appearance, which the feature desperately paints it as stealthy, strong, and mysterious – when it is just not.
Some events are simply illogical, including the monster letting go of Max after having him in his grasp, or how Max doesn’t mind seeing a troll-face woman without getting scared; the characters’ reactions and motivations are both implausible and confusing. Nevertheless, there are very violent scenes that will not be easy for the faint-hearted, and however grotesque or brutal they may seem, they do not add to the horror aspect of the film.
For the acting, Casey Gagliardi gave a mediocre performance that went downhill at the end where her acting was definitely suffering. Andrew Joseph Montgomery gave a less captivating performance, mostly relying on his physical appearance to create charm. But that was not enough to have audiences caring either about him or his fate for any reason other than the fact that they wanted to keep seeing him shirtless.
Primal Rage: The Legend of Konga is neither scary nor outstanding as a creature feature, and if you choose to pay money to see this silly film, it will be your responsibility.