History Film / TheRelic

23rd Aug '16 1:22:28 PM TrollMan
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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,
28th Jul '16 11:23:31 AM jeffreyloonychen
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** Dr. John Whittlesey, [[spoiler:the monster's human identity]], becomes Dr. John Whitney in the movie.

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** Dr. John Julian Whittlesey, [[spoiler:the monster's human identity]], becomes Dr. John Whitney in the movie.movie.
** Gregory Kawakita becomes Gregory Lee. Also, doubles as a RaceLift with Greg being Chinese-American in contrast to his novel's counterpart being Japanese-British.



* BlackDudeDiesFirst: The black security guard is the first to get it.
** With a slow zoom on the reefer he was smoking in the restroom as he's mauled off-screen, no less. DrugsAreBad, folks.

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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.
** With a slow zoom on the reefer he was smoking in the restroom as he's mauled off-screen, no less. DrugsAreBad, folks.folks, and can result in a KarmicDeath.
27th Jul '16 8:11:11 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AdaptationalVillainy: In the novel, Gregory Kawakita was an intellectual loner, in the film, Greg Lee was an underhanded SmugSnake.
27th Jul '16 8:06:05 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]]

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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]][[spoiler:Lee and Tom Parkinson]]



* {{Jerkass}}: Dr. Lee throws his hat in against Margo for a grant he doesn't even need (and she will have to close down without) and then to up his odds of getting said grant, he has her "accidentally" locked into the labs during the party so he can brown nose the benefactors in peace.

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* {{Jerkass}}: [[SmugSnake Dr. Lee Lee]] throws his hat in against Margo for a grant he doesn't even need (and she will have to close down without) and then to up his odds of getting said grant, he has her "accidentally" locked into the labs during the party so he can brown nose the benefactors in peace.peace.
** Tom Parkinson as well, due to being a loud-mouth who ignores the warnings of D'Agosta of the case not being closed.
27th Jul '16 6:46:23 PM jeffreyloonychen
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler:Lee]]
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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[[caption-width-right:324:Everything old is new again.]]
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.
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