History Film / TheRelic

3rd Apr '18 9:24:26 AM jeffreyloonychen
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** In the novel, Gregory Kawakita [[spoiler:does a FaceHeelTurn at the end and started selling the Mbwun reovirus as a drug]], here Greg Lee never did such a heinous thing like, even he is still a SmugSnake whose only worst action was locking two of his colleagues in the offices.

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** In the novel, Gregory Kawakita [[spoiler:does a FaceHeelTurn at the end and started selling the Mbwun reovirus as a drug]], here Greg Lee never did such a heinous thing like, like that, even he is still a SmugSnake whose only worst action was locking two of his colleagues in the offices.
3rd Apr '18 9:24:12 AM jeffreyloonychen
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner; in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.

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** In the novel, Gregory Kawakita [[spoiler:does a FaceHeelTurn at the end and started selling the Mbwun reovirus as a drug]], here Greg Lee never did such a heinous thing like, even he is still a SmugSnake whose only worst action was locking two of his colleagues in the offices.
* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalJerkass: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner; in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.
13th Dec '17 11:58:30 AM marcoasalazarm
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* HollywoodDarkness: Deliberately averted, almost to an unwatchable degree as it's very difficult to see much for the second half of the movie.

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* HollywoodDarkness: Deliberately averted, almost to an unwatchable degree as it's very difficult to see much for the second half of the movie. Long story short, blame the home video producers.
13th Dec '17 11:56:39 AM TrollMan
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* AdaptationNameChange: The monster in the film is called the Kothoga, possibly because actually ''saying'' "Mbwun" out loud is a lot harder than reading it.

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* AdaptationNameChange: The monster in the film is called the Kothoga, possibly because actually ''saying'' "Mbwun" out loud is a lot harder than reading it. In the novel, the Kothoga was the name of the tribe of which the monster is the legend of, but the tribe goes unnamed in the film.



* HollywoodDarkness: Deliberately averted, almost to an unwatchable degree as it's very difficult to see much for the second half of the movie,

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* HollywoodDarkness: Deliberately averted, almost to an unwatchable degree as it's very difficult to see much for the second half of the movie, movie.



** The Kothoga encounters a dog, but ignores it because it doesn't have a suitable hypothalamus to consume.

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** The Kothoga encounters a dog, but ignores it because it doesn't have a suitable hypothalamus to consume. This is in contrast to the novel, where one of the monster's earliest museum killings is a dog (since the monster still has to eat ''food'' along with hormones).



* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Kothoga, more so than the book: [[spoiler:Mbwun was recognizably human once, with saurian legs and tail, a gorilla-like head and apelike facial features. Kothoga still has the saurian legs and tail, but the head looks like a Lovecraftian cross between a lizard, insect, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorph]], and deep-sea fish. It also definitely had a lizard-like tongue.]]

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* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Kothoga, more so than the book: [[spoiler:Mbwun was recognizably human once, with saurian legs and tail, a gorilla-like head and apelike facial features. Kothoga still has the saurian legs and tail, but the head looks like a Lovecraftian cross between a lizard, a tiger, insect, [[{{Franchise/Alien}} Xenomorph]], and deep-sea fish. It also definitely had a lizard-like tongue.]]
6th Sep '17 11:28:01 AM erforce
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* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though; it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates, which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs. The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).



* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though; it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates, which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs. The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).



* NonMaliciousMonster

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* NonMaliciousMonsterNonMaliciousMonster: It is just trying to survive by the new diet it has been given.



* OffWithHisHead: The Kothoga's mandibles make it able to easily chop heads off from its victims.



* StockScream: Greg lets out a Howie Scream as he's being killed by the Kothoga.



* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: The Kothoga]].

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* WasOnceAMan: [[spoiler: The Kothoga]].Kothoga]].

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25th Feb '17 2:08:29 PM AHGrayLensman
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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.

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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth [[CanonForeigner Hollingsworth]] in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.
25th Feb '17 2:05:34 PM AHGrayLensman
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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard Frederick Ford (played by the same actor who also is the raptors' appetizer in ''Film/JurassicPark'') is the first to get it.

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* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard Frederick Ford (played ([[ActorAllusion played by the same actor who also is the raptors' appetizer in in]] ''Film/JurassicPark'') is the first to get it.
25th Feb '17 1:56:59 PM AHGrayLensman
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.

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* AdaptationalHeroism: In the novel, Cuthbert was an arrogant ObstructiveBureaucrat. [[GenderFlip The film's version of the character]] is more of a ReasonableAuthorityFigure.
* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, loner; in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.



* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though, it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates (which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs). The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).

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* BrainFood: The Kothoga. Human brains aren't its first choice, though, though; it prefers to eat the plants from the Amazon used as packing material in some specimen crates (which crates, which have much higher concentrations of the hormones and such it needs).needs. The events of the novel happen because the crates are moved to a more secure area of the basement after a curator notices they've been broken into, forcing it to search for alternatives (read: brains).


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** DecompositeCharacter: D'Agosta's part in the last act of the book is largely taken over by Hollingsworth in the film, with D'Agosta filling Pendergast's role.
20th Jan '17 8:38:12 PM Mdumas43073
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''The Relic'' (or ''Relic'') is a film adaptation of a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] starring Tom Sizemore released in 1997.

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''The Relic'' (or ''Relic'') is a 1997 film adaptation of a novel by [[Literature/AgentPendergast Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child]] Child]], directed by Creator/PeterHyams, starring Tom Sizemore released in 1997.
Sizemore, Penelope Ann Miller, and Linda Hunt.
20th Jan '17 8:36:16 PM Mdumas43073
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