Revenge of the Creature

1955

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi

8
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 22%
IMDb Rating 5.7 10 5

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Clint Eastwood as Jennings
John Agar as Prof. Clete Ferguson
Brett Halsey as Pete
1080p.BLU
1.24 GB
1920*800
English
Passed
23.976 fps
1 hr 22 min
P/S 2/6

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by sol1218 7 / 10

The Gill Man Has Esaped!

**SPOILERS** Fairly good sequel of "Creature From the Black Lagoon" has the Rita II traveling back to the Amazon Basin to capture the Gill Man who survived in the earlier film from his would-be-captors or executioners.

Getting the Gill Man trapped in the Black Lagoon the boat's crew headed by aquatic scientist Joe Hayes, John Bromfield, blast the Gill Man out of the water with high explosives.

Knocked out and helpless the Gill man is shipped back to the USA to Ocean Harbor Aquarium in Silver Springs Florida to be exhibited to the eager and curious public and examined by scores of scientists and ichthyologists. To see just what he's all about and if he's the missing link between man, before he evolved into a primate, and fish.

Put in this huge water tank and held down by a steel chain tied to his leg the Gill Man is a major curiosity piece for the thousands of tourists who visit the aquarium.

Much like in the first Gill Man film the underwater photography is breathtaking with the Gill Man trapped, swimming around in circles, and having nowhere to go. As well as when he's free in the open ocean and in the Amazon River swimming and diving like he were an Olympic Gold Medal winner.

Examined by Prof. Clete Ferguson, John Agar, and ichthyologist Helen Dobson, Lori Nelson,the Gill Man develops a crush on Helen and that drives him almost bonkers as he's just out of reach of grabbing Helen when she and Clete are studying him underwater. It doesn't take long for the Gill Man to break his chain and escape from the tank. After tearing up the aquarium, and killing a couple of people, he jumps into the Atlantic Ocean and swims away.

The Gill Man for some reason doesn't travel south to the Amazon River where he comes from but north to the St. Augustine/Jacksonville area in Florida to follow Helen who's there with Prof. Ferguson and her dog Chris.

Obviously madly in love with Helen but too shy to ask her out on a date the Gill Man spends the last half of the movie stalking her all the way up Florida's Atlantic Coast. He finally gets enough nerve to approach Helen and burst into the local Lobster House, during a Saturday night bandstand party, knocking the place, with it's tables chairs and people, over and putting a couple of drunk party goers into the hospital. Grabbing a terrified Helen the Gill Man disappeared with her into he night.

The ending was what you would have expected with the Gill Man stymied in his attempt to swim back home, to the Black Lagoon, with Helen and shot up by Prof. Furguson and an army of police and local townspeople but still making a successful getaway.

Even though the villain in the movie the Gill Man evoked far more sympathy in "The Revenge of the Creature" then he did in "the Creature from the Black Lagoon". Since he had more screen time and showed genuine sensitivity and feeling for Helen. He was also minding his own business in the safety of the Black Lagoon, when he was kid or creature-napped by a bunch of strangers, the crew of the Rita II. Who's only reasons for doing it was to glorify and enrich themselves at his, the Gill Mans, expense and freedom.

Reviewed by InzyWimzy 4 / 10

Jack Arnold, what did I ever do to you?

More like revenge of the director.

Maybe it's the smug aura of John 'what is it I don't know' Agar, but this one seemed less like a horror flick and more like an inaugural presentation for Sea World. Wouldn't that have been a a great match up: Gill Man vs Shamu! This orca ain't no alligator you can snap in half.

Helen Dobson is a nice distraction from the relenting slow pace quite apparent in the film. Her expertise in ichthyology is most impressive especially in that white swimwear. Can you really blame the Gill Man for trying? Give this movie credit for the creature's special effects. Keeping in mind this was made in 1955, the articulate detail for Gilly adds this other worldy effect and it's so bizarre seeing any scene where his gills flap in and out.

Poor GM, he was just misunderstood. How would you react to repeated cattle prodding?

Reviewed by twanurit 10 / 10

Amusement Park Filled to the Gills...with Gills

There are many moments to savor in this thrilling, intriguing follow-up to "Creature From the Black Lagoon." The lovely heroine (Lori Nelson) stares at the captured creature (In Marineland, Florida, at the time only 17 years in existence), through the glass of the aquarium, two strangers in a man's world. She talks about her career while her peers have already married and had children while also feeling sorry for the creature, a lonely alien in civilization. Later, she takes a shower in a motel, with the escaped creature outside, in a chilling pre-"Psycho" sequence. Ttaking a swim in the Florida Everglades, (echoing the famed Julie Adams-Creature pas de deux in the original), the "gill-man" watches from below, but she is joined by her lover (John Agar), who kisses her mid-scene. Since this occurs in the last act, and the "Gill-Man" has already had his eye on Ms. Nelson, and even grabbed her, it makes no sense to be shyly staring again. The creature costume is changed this time - apparently goggles were inserted into the mask to make it easier for Rico Browning's underwater swimming, as well as for Tom Hennesy, the 6'5" top side Creature actor. It also gives him eyes underwater, hollow in the first film. Great, eerie night-time photography at the end and just plain thrilling scenes make this a winning sequel.

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