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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

PG-13 | | Sci-Fi, Horror, Comedy | 12 May 1989 (USA)
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Dr. Lana Zurrell
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Gunn (as Joe Sagal)
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Harry Dugan (as Anthony Sears)
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The Swamp Thing returns to battle the evil Dr. Arcane, who has a new science lab full of creatures transformed by genetic mutation, and chooses Heather Locklear as his new object of affection. Written by Jason Ihle <jrihl@conncoll.edu>

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$192,816 (USA)
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Dick Durock's voice was overdubbed by an unknown actor, which neither Durock nor director Jim Wynorski found out about until the film premiered. See more »

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When Lana prepares to take a bath, she starts filling the tub then walks away wearing only a bathrobe. A moment later, she's in the hall at the elevator door, where she gives the jeep keys to an escaping Abby. Presumably, Lana then enters the elevator because Swamp Thing does not encounter her as he exits her suite (after entering through the bathtub pipes). So, the plot hole is there's no apparent reason for Lana to start filling the bathtub then immediately leave her suite in her robe with the jeep keys intending to go to another part of the mansion via the elevator. See more »

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Omar: So that means you'll let us go, right?
Gunn: Wrong.
Swamp Thing: [appears out of nowhere] Right!
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After the Co-Producer credit, the credits 'rewind' and there is a brief scene of Omar and Darryl at the Fotomat. Then the credits resume starting with the same Co-Producer credit. See more »

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Possibly better than the original...
12 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Return of the Swamp Thing takes the best aspect of the original Wes Craven cult classic (its camp value) and also the worst (its discontinuity with the comics) to produce an exceedingly silly and over-the-top film that ranks right up there with Attack of the Killer Tomatoes in terms of sheer comic-bookish hilarity.

The casting works surprisingly well, despite the use of B- and C-list actors. Dick Durock, once again, brings far more class to the role of the Swamp Thing than the writing would seem to allow. And Louis Jordan, while completely unlike the Arcane seen in the comics in every way, is deliciously brilliant in every villainous role he's every played (see Octopussy as an example of a brilliant Jordan performance in an otherwise uninspired movie).

Plus, what's not to love about Heather Locklear? Sure, she's missing Abby's Transylvanian accent from the comic. Sure, she portrays Abby as far more airheaded than she was in the comic. And sure, she's not wearing comic-book Abby's trademark jean cutoffs and read shirt. But this is Heather Locklear, folks, and she more than makes up for it every time she smiles. (Hey, I'm reviewing a corny movie...what better way to do so than to make corny statements?)

Rumors abound that we might someday see a new Swamp Thing film, this time built around the landmark origin story Alan Moore brought to the character. We can only hope. In the meantime, both Swamp Thing films (while hardly high cinema) are still great B-movie fun. Make yourself some popcorn, check 'em both out and be sure to leave your brain in the swamp.

Rich Handley Roots of the Swamp Thing http://www.swampthingroots.com


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