CINEMA: ANIMAL RITES

NO FISH, BUT THERE'S STILL PLENTY OF FOOLISHNESS

Fierce Creatures is not a sequel in the usual sense of the word. But it does reassemble the key zanies of A Fish Called Wanda: Kevin Kline, all ego and libido and stupid schemes; John Cleese, all British pomp, phlegm and cluelessness; Jamie Lee Curtis, still innocent of the effect her form encased in a tight dress can have on impressionable males; Michael Palin, just plain innocent, but with his former stammer replaced now by another verbal disability--logorrhea.

This time they are the mismanagers of a commercial zoo that has been acquired by a Murdochian media buccaneer (Kline plays him too,...

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