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Revenge of the Creature (1955)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  22 July 1955 (Finland)
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Men capture the creature from the Black Lagoon and make him an aquarium attraction, from which he escapes.

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Jackson Foster
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George Johnson (as Robert B. Williams)
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The Creature from the Black Lagoon is back! This time he's captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Naturally, he's attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, heading to Jacksonville, presumably to catch a Jaguars game. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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In its first run engagements, it was usually supported by Cult of the Cobra (1955) on the lower half of the bill. See more »

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During the film's opening scenes on the Amazon River, the distinctive call of the Laughing Kookaburra from Australia can be heard; however, this bird cannot be found in South America. See more »

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Lucas: I hope you ain't going to blow up my boat, Mr. Johnson. Like my wife, she's not much but she's all I have.
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Revenge Of The Creature (1955) **1/2
8 July 2005 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

The Creature was the last of the classic Universal monsters I got into, which only happened in 2001 via the original DVD release of CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954). I loved the film immediately, however, and was very much interested in watching its two sequels - REVENGE OF THE CREATURE and THE CREATURE WALKS AMONG US (1956).

Now that I've caught up with both of them, I'd say that Universal did well enough by this particular monster, and that having arrived so long after the Studio's other notables (Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy, The Invisible Man and The Wolf Man) proved fortuitous, because The Creature wasn't allowed to become redundant in his own 'starring vehicles' as was the case certainly - and sadly - with both The Frankenstein Monster and The Mummy.

As for the film itself, it isn't up to the original (with which I should be re-acquainting myself over the week-end) - despite having the same director. The change in setting is interesting, and it works most of the time; the main problem, I guess, lies with The Creature's alarmingly limited characteristics: it can only either swim (in the water) or go on a rampage (on land) - although, to be fair, The Mummy is perhaps even duller! Still, the film offers reasonable entertainment and the leads are O.K. if, again, failing to match those of the original.


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