History Film / TheRelic

19th Jul '16 9:05:10 AM Sharlee
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* AdaptationNameChange: The monster in the film is called the Kothoga, possibly because actually ''saying'' "Mwbun" 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'' "Mwbun" "Mbwun" out loud is a lot harder than reading it.
20th Jun '16 5:44:58 PM ArchTeryx
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20th Jun '16 4:12:39 PM ArchTeryx
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20th Jun '16 4:11:24 PM ArchTeryx
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* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Kothoga, more so than the book: [[spoiler:whereas Mwbun was recognizably human once (saurian legs and tail, gorilla-like head and facial features, this is some sort of tiger/fly hybrid.]]

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* OurMonstersAreWeird: The Kothoga, more so than the book: [[spoiler:whereas Mwbun [[spoiler:Mbwun was recognizably human once (saurian once, with saurian legs and tail, a gorilla-like head and apelike facial features, this is some sort of tiger/fly hybrid.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.]]
16th Jan '16 8:20:18 PM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: There are quite a few glaring examples when compared to the source material. Any difficult names are dumbed down (Whittlesey becomes Whitney, Kawakita becomes Lee), the monster Mbwun and the tribe that controlled it, The Kothoga, are combined into one term.
** And if you didn't get it five minutes ago when we told you he's afraid of black cats, we'll remind you now that D'Agosta is superstitious by having him refuse to pick up a penny wrong-side-down, and five minutes from now when we tell you about his lucky bullet.
19th Nov '15 2:48:30 AM GREGOLE
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* IndyHatRoll: Panicked party guests try to flee the museum as the security doors are activated. Some don't make it and are caught and crushed by the steel doors. Seeing as what the rest were [[EldritchAbomination trapped with]], they were probably the lucky ones.

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* IndyHatRoll: Panicked party guests try to flee the museum as the security doors are activated. Some don't make it and are caught and crushed by the steel doors. Seeing as what the rest were [[EldritchAbomination trapped with]], with, they were probably the lucky ones.
30th Jul '15 10:17:56 PM hello86
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** Dr. John Whittlesey, [[spoiler:the monster's human identity]], becomes Dr. John Whitney in the movie.
7th May '15 7:20:11 PM TrollMan
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* OutrunTheFireball: Featuring the slowest moving explosion of all time.
7th May '15 7:13:05 PM TrollMan
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** The Kothoga encounters a dog, but ignores it because it doesn't have a suitable hypothalamus to consume.


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* PoliceAreUseless: The SWAT team sent in are immediately picked off one by one by the Kothoga. None of them even attempt to shoot it and [[TooDumbToLive apparently sending them in one at a time is not a good idea.]]
7th Jul '14 1:54:57 PM ChrisCmoney
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* AdaptedOut: Pendergast was cut from the film, though some of his characteristics were merged with D'Agosta. Smithback isn't as lucky to even afford that (somewhat fitting in a meta sense, [[TheChewToy considering his character]]) and his role is completely absent.
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