The Return of Swamp Thing
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"The Return of Swamp Thing" is 10 times more entertaining than the first and here's a list of 10 reasons why:
10) Heather Locklear: Gentleman prefer blondes, nuff said.
9) The fight scenes are many, but varied which is cool.
8) The kids put in a great comedic performance.
7) Character development: each character truly has their own voice and a specific scene to remember them by, kudos to the screenwriters.
6) "Gun": The psychotic head of security has the best lines in the movie like "Turn him into guacamole" and "I got you now Mr. Potato-Head!"
5) The creatures: The evil monsters are classic sci-fi models that add the campy flare with a touch of realism.
4) The bath tub scene: After being blown up, Swamp Thing sneeks into Arcane's base via the plumbing. At least they showed one of Swamp Thing's powers, besides being able to punch people.
3) The war wounds scene: Security guards Gun and Poinsettia compare their various scars and tell where/when they got them. Very memorable.
2) Dr. Arcane: Every good movie needs a villain and Louis Jourdan puts in a great performance as he performs all his evil deeds with psychotic calmness and humor.
1) The Swamp Thing costume doesn't look like a melted plastic Green Army Man toy. That's right, there's actually some resemblance to the comic!
Overall this is a fun movie with plenty of action and comedy. It used to be shown in it's entirety on TV so it's fun for everyone.
Buy it today.
Return of Swamp Thing is an excellent b-movie, and one of Jim Wynorski's best. It's alot different from the original, but alot better, in my opinion. No disrespect to Wes Craven, but Swamp Thing isn't one of his better films. Not as bad as Scream 2, but it's not quite up to par with his usual films.
If you DID enjoy Return of Swamp Thing, I recommend "Not of This Earth" (1986), "Sorority House Massacre II: Nightie Nightmare", and "Hard To Die".
This is probably not for most folks. It's down right campy at times, it's funny in the way that Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is funny, but the effects on occasion? Kind of impressive, like when Swamp Thing reconstitutes after being blown to bits by Arcane's new mercs who are outfitted right out of the surplus store run by the aliens from NBC's "V."
Yet, despite its shortcomings, this movie has a certain charm, mostly in the person of Dick Durock whose imposing 6'5" frame is the perfect mold upon which to build Swamp Thing. Unlike the tortured, misbegotten victim of DNA experimentation from the original, Swampy has a little fun in this one. Apparently he's gained some notoriety among the residents of the dry land around the swamp. He's witty, charming, and apparently kinda hot for a plant, at least for the romantic lead played by a young Heather Locklear who is introduced as Dr. Arcane's step daughter.
The introduction of two bumbling kids out to snap a photo of Swamp Thing, who's actually into the idea, makes me think that this action/comedy was perhaps produced as a kids' movie or maybe targeted toward a young teen audience. Hard to say, really, but the way that Swamp Thing pauses to pose for the length of a musical sting whenever he comes to the rescue is perhaps a clue.
This is a B-movie, but not in the way that the original was. This is a B-Comedy, and yet there are moments that are both endearing and disturbing.Read more ›
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this movie is a ton of fun. from the opening credits, where we see illustrations of swampy throughout his comic book career while born on the bayou by ccr cranks, it's clear that... Read morePublished 8 months ago by bugman
I really forgot how cheesy this was. It's a fun you can't take it seriously movie. Very campy.Published 10 months ago by Billie
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