"Good gracious, I think I've stumbled on a shitload o laughs..."
If Jesus Christ had a younger brother, I'd hate being that brother. Such is the case with Fierce Creatures.Fierce Creatures is a good film which was stained by the presence of a greater predecessor. The predecessor, being 1988's A Fish Called Wanda, one of the largest grossing films in British history.
You see, Fierce Creatures is almost a sequel of A Fish Called Wanda. It has almost the same cast, written by the same man, same crew, hell, the posters are almost identical. But keep in mind, it is NOT a sequel. It has a very different plot. In Fierce Creatures, a smalltown zoo is taken over by a megacoporation. In order to keep the zoo from being put out of business, the zoo decides to have only fierce creatures in order to draw a crowd.
In itself, deprived of comparisons, Fierce Creatures is a film which can hold its own. Sure, it ain't a Wanda, but it's not supposed to be. I mean, the comedic timing between Cleese, Palin, Kline and Curtis is still rather sharp. And the story carries out nicely.
In short, I like it.If you want another Fish Called Wanda just rent Wanda. This is Fierce Creatures, bub.