A group of heavily armed hijackers board a luxury ocean liner in the South Pacific Ocean to loot it, only to do battle with a series of large-sized, tentacled, man-eating sea creatures who have taken over the ship first.
A researcher at Chicago's Natural History Museum returns from South America with some crates containing his findings. When the crates arrive at the museum without the owner there appears to be very little inside. However, police discover gruesome murders on the cargo ship that brought the crates to the US and then another murder in the museum itself. Investigating the murders is Lt. Vincent D'Agosta who enlists the help of Dr. Margo Green at the museum - she has taken an interest in the contents of her colleague's crates. Unknown to both there is a large creature roaming the museum which is gearing itself up for a benefit reception which the city's mayor is to attend. Written by
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Dr. Whitney's crates containing the rare leaves are being shipped from Brazil, and the ship on which the kothoga journeys is "registered out of Brazil." Yet in the scene where Dr. Whitney races to try to keep the crates from shipping out, the captain and the dockworkers and crew are speaking Spanish rather than Portuguese. See more »
[Dr. Whitney sits around the fire with the Zenzera tribe, who then hand Dr. Whitney a drink from the boiling pot over the fire]
[Dr. Whitney takes a drink before coughing, when one of the tribe members crawls towards him wearing some sort of beastly outfit]
Oh, my God! The Kothoga.
[Dr. Whitney moans in fear, then begins uncontrollably screaming when the tribe member crawls up to him and hisses]
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109 minutes of wandering in the dark .................
"The Relic" is bad, and even the presence of the usually reliable Tom Sizemore can't save it. It starts promisingly with an abandoned ship floating aimlessly in the harbor (think "Alien Contamination"). Inside are a slaughtered crew and so begins 109 minutes of wandering in the dark, and once in awhile something goes "boo". This movie is boring beyond belief, and so dark that you will be totally in the dark about anything on screen. If trying to figure out what is happening is considered entertainment, then "The Relic" is Oscar material. If on the other hand you would like to actually see what is being depicted, then avoid this blacked out disaster of a film. - MERK
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