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The baboon appearing in the movie is not a chacma but hamadryas - a different species. The chacma baboon (Papio ursinus) is the largest species of baboon, whilst the hamadryas (Papio hamadryas) is significantly smaller and easily recognizable by a mane around his face - the only baboon species to have such feature. See more »
If you have never seen the unrestrained, unreasoning fury of an enraged baboon, brace yourself.
Watching Shakma, I started out thinking, "Well, he's just a little monkey, it's not like he's a tiger or a snake or something," but after seeing Typhoon throw himself (quite literally) into the role of Shakma, I reconsidered the destructive capabilities of the primate chassis.
Shakma is a many-armed frenzy of horror and doom, and this movie is absolutely worthwhile if only for that awe-inspiring display.
The acting's a little thin, and there are a few scenes that'll really make you roll your eyes, but if you get a chance to see this movie for under $5, take it. You won't be sorry.
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