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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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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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22 July 1955 (Finland)  »

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De wraak van het monster  »

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Ricou Browning requested to be credited for playing the Creature. He was denied this by studio executives but did make an out-of-costume appearance as one of the lab technicians. See more »

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During the performance of Flippy, the educated dolphin, the announcer introduces the final trick of raising the flag. After doing that "final trick" Flippy does several more tricks. See more »

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Lab Technician: It is my considered opinion that rat No. 4 is sitting inside that cat.
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Followed by The Creature Walks Among Us (1956) See more »

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It's okay, but the least of the trilogy
8 October 2000 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

MORD39 RATING: ** out of ****

This first sequel to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON is pretty standard stuff, although I've always preferred the look of the monster in this film even over the original. He appears darker and somehow that strikes me as better.

Other than that, it's pretty much run-of-the-mill as the Creature is captured and then escapes from a Marineland attraction. I suppose that the idea of the Creature becoming a major attraction as a sideshow exhibit is interesting, but it becomes tedious at times as we watch John Agar and Lori Nelson try to train and feed him in his new environment. Lori Nelson has some pretty dumb dialogue at times, too.

This film is not beyond enjoyment, though. When you consider that JAWS 3D (also from Universal) copied the idea of this film with disastrous results, REVENGE OF THE CREATURE looks pretty decent indeed.


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