History Film / CreatureFromTheBlackLagoon

30th Apr '18 9:27:27 PM DaFlabbagasta
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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. [[TheAmazon In the heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian Man") lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.

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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} Franchise/UniversalHorror film from 1954. [[TheAmazon In the heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian Man") lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.
12th Apr '18 8:16:40 AM RyzeGuy
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** It comes and goes. For a few moments she'll talk about scientific theory as well as the men do--but when they're managing the boat or their findings she's usually standing on the side looking pretty.
8th Apr '18 6:55:18 PM nombretomado
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** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''Film/KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a helicopter, and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).

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** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''Film/KingKong'' ''Film/{{King Kong|1933}}'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a helicopter, and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).
8th Apr '18 6:55:04 PM nombretomado
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** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a helicopter, and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).

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** The second is by Walter Harris writing under under the pseudonym "[[AwesomeMcCoolname Carl Dreadstone]]," which barely resembles the film. Not only are several characters renamed (some slightly, others very drastically), but everyone besides David and Kay who survived the movie dies, and the titular monster as a Franchise/{{Godzilla}}-sized [[AttackOfThe50FootWhatever aquatic hermaphroditic pig-lizard]] referred to as [=AA=] for "Advanced Amphibian." In addition to numerous ''KingKong'' ''Film/KingKong'' metaphors, Harris adds a subplot involving the expedition getting captured by a hostile Indian tribe, a scene where "[=AA=]" battles a helicopter, and a changed ending wherein the monster needs to be killed with a Polaris missile from a Brazilian Navy torpedo boat (!).
8th Mar '18 6:48:40 AM PeaceAndLove
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Had two lackluster sequels, ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'' (1955), which was featured on an [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E01RevengeOfTheCreature episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and ''Film/TheCreatureWalksAmongUs'' (1956). Creator/GuillermoDelToro wanted to do a remake but Universal refused, and most of his ideas went into ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' (2017).

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Had two lackluster sequels, ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'' (1955), which was featured on an [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E01RevengeOfTheCreature episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and ''Film/TheCreatureWalksAmongUs'' (1956). Creator/GuillermoDelToro wanted to do a remake but Universal refused, and most of his ideas went into the Oscar-winning ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' (2017).
28th Jan '18 9:09:39 PM ProfessorGrimm
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Had two lackluster sequels, ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'' (1955), which was featured on an [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E01RevengeOfTheCreature episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and ''Film/TheCreatureWalksAmongUs'' (1956). A remake is currently in DevelopmentHell.

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Had two lackluster sequels, ''Film/RevengeOfTheCreature'' (1955), which was featured on an [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S08E01RevengeOfTheCreature episode]] of ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', and ''Film/TheCreatureWalksAmongUs'' (1956). A Creator/GuillermoDelToro wanted to do a remake is currently in DevelopmentHell.
but Universal refused, and most of his ideas went into ''Film/TheShapeOfWater'' (2017).
31st Oct '17 9:00:20 AM Keeyla
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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. [[TheAmazon In the heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian man) lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.

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''Creature From the Black Lagoon'' is a Creator/{{Universal}} {{Horror}} film from 1954. [[TheAmazon In the heart of the Brazilian Jungle]], a scientist named Carl Maia finds a unique fossil which suggests an amphibious, transitional creature. After showing it to his colleagues at the Brazilian Marine Institute, an expedition is organized to go find the rest of the fossil. Little do they know that a live specimen of the creature, the Gill Man (or "Devonian man) Man") lives in the waters, who's highly territorial, [[MarsNeedsWomen lonely]] and intelligent, and has no intention of letting them any of them leave alive.
26th Sep '17 6:30:21 PM Earnest
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** Also, a spiritual ''pre''decessor to ''Film/TheShapeOfWater''.
26th Sep '17 7:14:12 AM Universalist
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It is one of many films included in the "Franchise/UniversalHorror" canon(Incidentally, Ricou Browning is probably the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive).

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It is one of many films included in the "Franchise/UniversalHorror" canon(Incidentally, canon (Incidentally, Ricou Browning is probably the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive).
26th Sep '17 7:14:00 AM Universalist
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It is one of many films included in the "Franchise/UniversalHorror" canon.(Incidentally, Ricou Browning is probably the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive.)

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It is one of many films included in the "Franchise/UniversalHorror" canon.(Incidentally, canon(Incidentally, Ricou Browning is probably the only person to play one of the Universal monsters who's still alive.)
alive).
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