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Creature from the Black Lagoon 1954

  • Jack Arnold
  • March 5, 1954
  • 79 mins
  • English
  • Adventure, Horror, Science Fiction
From the Amazon's forbidden depths came the Creature from the Black Lagoon
A scientific expedition searching for fossils along the Amazon River discover a prehistoric Gill-Man in the legendary Black Lagoon. The explorers capture the mysterious creature, but it breaks free. The Gill-Man returns to kidnap the lovely Kay, fiancée of one of the expedition, with whom it has fallen in love.

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I unfortunately haven't enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. It was nice to finally have a look on the gill-man and for this, it didn't bothered me to watch it. The soundtrack, scenarios (specially the underwater shots, which contain a nice struggle between Mark and the monster on the final minutes) and the monster characterization are nice when you think those were the 50s!

It's just that once the build-up is done, the action ain't that great and the sexual innuendo doesn't sell nothing more than a way for the story to be terminated... so much for the studies.

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Simple story, good underwater photography, good acting, very well paced with good music to follow the terrifying atmosphere created by the monster.
The design of the monster is fantastic, taking in consideration that this film was made in the 50's.
Iconic film. Very enjoyable!

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