Jerranium 90, a "little rock" that made all the papers, is buried deep within the Amazon. And everybody wants it, including crooked importer Handscomb Draile, slimy Gondreau Slykes, cheap ... See full summary »
Jerranium 90, a "little rock" that made all the papers, is buried deep within the Amazon. And everybody wants it, including crooked importer Handscomb Draile, slimy Gondreau Slykes, cheap crook Carl Traeger and evil scientist Dr. Ellamy Royne. Written by
Of the five characters encoring from the first Lost Skeleton film (The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)), all but Dr. Paul Armstrong wear the same costumes they did in the original. See more »
Dr. Paul Armstrong:
The jungle is every place for bitterness. It sows and reaps it like so much cane sugar. The jungle gets into your blood and builds tiny little houses of pain and you don't wanna be there when the rent's due because the anaconda, funny thing, they don't know how to read a lease.
Dr. Paul Armstrong:
Seems they've never learned! But the only thing longer than a croc's mouth is the time it takes to swallow you whole. So next time you talk to me about jungles and bitterness, next time you're trying to find ...
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No, I'm not trying to take any of the credit for this film...Just making a reference to my #1 review of ALIEN TRESPASS. My calling card, so to speak, on this sub-genre. Some of the things mentioned there do apply here, so I'll make an effort to focus on the elements that make RETURNS AGAIN different.
First, let me specify, 7 3/4 Stars, to be precise. From the same group of 50's low-budget Sci-Fi aficionados who brought us the definitive genre benchmark: LOST SKELETON OF CADAVERA. Seeing the original first will probably enhance your enjoyment of this commendable second offering, but by no means is indispensable. For anyone out there really to savor this one, to fully appreciate the subtleties (or intentional lack thereof) of every deadpan line in every scene, you must be among those of us who couldn't get enough of the schlocky 50's/early 60's originals!
That having been said, RETURNS AGAIN does begin to wear thin at times. The redundant title foreshadows what we all have seen time and again: Excessive reliance on recycling bits from the original. However, there were enough cleverly conceived and well-executed new nuggets to make it well worth your while and provide you with quite an entertaining 90 minutes... .....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!
Any comments, questions or observations, in English or Español, are most welcome!
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