The Creature from the Black Lagoon has been captured by scientists and transported to an aquarium in south Florida. Once there he becomes attracted to the lovely female scientist and manages to escape and kidnap her, and heads to Jacksonville, with her real life love in pursuit..Written by
Jonah Falcon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The St Johns River in Florida served as the setting for aquatic scenes filmed outside of the Ocean Harbor Oceanarium (Marineland Florida). See more »
When Professor Ferguson is informed of the capture of the creature, his colleague refers to it as a "creature from the Devonian era" and something that should have "...died out a quarter of a million years ago."
The Devonian is a geologic period, not an era (which marked the emergence and divergence of fish species and land plants, and, near its end, the first animals to venture onto land), and lasted from 416 million years ago to the beginning of the Carboniferous Period, 359 million years ago. As with the first Creature movie, the "scientists" not only do not know the terminology of geologic history, but their chronology is all wrong. See more »
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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