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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Revenge of the Creature (1955) Horror

Revenge of the Creature (1955) - A year after the Creature from the Black Lagoon scared audiences with a new type of monster, director Jack Arnold brought the creature back for a second round. The fact that the creature appeared to die at the end of the first movie just was not enough from bring it back again. This time new actors, capture and bring the creature back to southern Florida as a amusement attraction. Creating the tried and true relationship triangle this time around are John Agar, Lori Nelson, and John Bromfield, all studying and trying to train the creature. This film had several logical flaws in it. The creature is caught in the heart of the Amazon but is brought to and deposited into a saltwater tank with sharks and the such. It seemed these scientists really did not think about what they were doing. The creature revived like a salmon in a stream proceeds to attack everyone in site but no one had the foresight to see this coming? Then it escapes again into the ocean and news reports track it heading south, but it tracks our stars for some revenge instead of staying free. In the end it the final scene is exactly the same as the first film. Few underwater shots outside the aquarium tank and a more confusingly silly plot leave this second out wanting.
Rating (4.4)

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