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Headache inducing and hilarious psychotronic gold!
"Bowanga Bowanga" is full of so many elements that could easily cause one to mistake it for an Ed Wood picture. Its storyline is completely non-linear and nonsensical, and if you actually attempt to follow it, you're bound to get a headache. It seems to be compromised of so much stock footage that one beings to wonder what actually constitutes as the movie itself. The film's story is full of genre trappings (in this case, the Jungle picture) that were outdated a good decade or so before the movie came out. All of this eventually becomes a very surreal experience in the way that Ed Wood accomplished with his "Glen or Glenda". Most importantly, its hilarious, a true slice of golden psychotronic cheese.
The film doesn't offer anything in the way of adventure or excitement in its story about an expedition looking for a long lost tribe of Amazonian females (who still manage to look perfectly permed even without any touch of civilization). Its portrayal of native life is pretty politically incorrect, and frankly I wouldn't want it any other way with this picture. There are several particularly uproarious parts, such as the tiger attack, the scenes of the female warriors kicking the male safari members' asses, and the wild tribal dance sequence. This is one of the most enjoyable offerings from Something Weird Video. "Bowanga Bowanga" is the type of flick that'll have most sane people running away quickly, but for fans of bad movies, its the tops! (6/10)
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