Not another list of the last five Marvel movies, but an attempt at creating The Superhero List To End All…
Science changed him into a monster. Love changed him even more!
Dr. Alec Holland, hidden away in the depths of a murky swamp, is trying to create a new species - a combination of animal and plant capable of adapting and thriving in the harshest conditions. Unfortunately he becomes subject of his own creation and is transformed. Arcane, desperate for the formula, attempts to capture the Swamp Thing. An explosive chase ensues that ultimately ends with a confrontation between Holland and a changed Arcane...
Rest in peace, Wes.
Everything's a dream when you're alone.
This is one hell of an entertaining film, but for all the wrong god damn reasons. Thankfully Wes Craven still had A Nightmare on Elm Street up his sleeve because this isn't the film that was going to take his career to the next level, it might have taken him down a bit to be quite honest.
Adrienne Barbeau deserves an award being able to pull off scenes in any sort of coherent fashion playing off of Dick Durock who is in a rubber Swamp Thing costume. Durock on the other hand spends most of the film skulking about with his favorite offense maneuver being throwing guys. Like that's his big move.…
Oh shit. There goes the neighborhood.
That third act really should have gone all the way into Island of Dr. Moreau territory (yes the 96 one), but considering that they didn't even have the budget to properly do a Swamp Thing costume the fact we got to see any other mutations is a miracle.
Still plenty of fun to be had with Adrienne Barbeau and everyone else playing it straight with Dick Durock in a rubber Swamp Thing costume that makes the 1954 Creature from the Black Lagoon seem incredibly ahead of it's time (for 1982).
Wes Craven you've done it again! You've bored me to tears! This is the third Craven movie I've seen this year, the others being 'Red Eye' and 'Nightmare on Elm Street', and all three have been painful watches. This one was a little different in that it was actually going for camp instead of stumbling there accidentally. But that's no excuse for a shit movie watching experience. The one saving grace is that I did laugh out loud once or twice at Ray Wise in his rubber swamp suit, but that's not enough to make this recommendable. Wes Craven... I am not a fan.
Amaba esta película de niño. ¿Cómo no amarla? Swamp Thing usaba la luz del sol para que le creciera el brazo. ¡Fotosíntesis! Como lo aprendí en la escuela.
Pese a sus carencias en presupuesto, creo que es padre cómo Craven logra conservar el tono del cómic. Y que pinche gran acierto es darle una espada a Arcane rumbo al final (como bien anotó gaafgaaf por acá.) Y hay suficientes tropes aquí para calificar como película de horror y no dejar de ser una película de superhéroes. ¿Dónde más encontramos esa intersección? Se me ocurre Darkman y The Toxic Avenger.
Por último, les recuerdo que gracias a esta película, tuvimos el run de Alan Moore en Saga of the Swamp Thing, que es rotunda obra maestra.
I understand that this is deliberately bad but unfortunately they forgot to make it fun.
Based on the DC Comic title, Swamp Thing is about a scientist named Alec Holland, who has a lab tucked deep into the swamp where he is doing secret research to cure world hunger. Right as he makes a break through, his lab is attacked and his work seized by the evil Dr. Arcane. In a desperate attempt to escape. Alec is doused in his formula and is transformed into the Swamp Thing. Now imbued with monstrous strength and the regenerative properties of plants, Swamp Thing is on a mission to thwart Arcane from using Holland's formula for his own twisted designs.
The movie starts out well enough - I like the actors involved. You have Ray Wise (aka Leland…
When I last saw this I hadn't read any of the comic and didn't really know that much about movies. Now that I've changed both of those I have to say it really seems like less of a DC adaption and more of a 'Cannon Films' forerunner to the Toxic Avenger.
Film #23 of Hoop-Tober 2015
Corny as fuck.
Film #27 of My Hooptober Halloween Horror-thon
I like a good comic book movie but my tastes tend to lean more towards camp than serious art...so obviously I'm more of a Tank Girl fan than a Dark Knight fan. Swamp Thing fed my craving for campy characters, silly science fiction, and those wonderfully campy swipe transitions that you just don't see anymore.
Adrienne Barbeau shows up in the swamp in a smart skirt suit and heels to some government lab experimenting and observing something. Next thing you know peope start dying and there's an accident and Swamp Thing escapes into the swamp. From then on it's a cat and mouse type game with Barbeau wandering around trying not to get caught and Swamp Thing constantly coming to the rescue.
There's a young black kid who gets caught up in the middle and delivers some hilarious dialogue as well.
All in all, this is some good campy fun.
Alan Moore’s take on this fantastic character is one of my favorite series in comics. Unfortunately, Craven’s rendition is muddied with bad 80s acting, laughable romance, and corny melancholy. Even with some great makeup and practical effects, it can’t ascend to the best of the monster / body-horror genre.
I hadn't seen SWAMP THING since it first came out in theaters. It wasn't until the passing of Craven that this film even came to mind again, in the way of "Oh yeah, I forgot about that movie" and even more like "What? Wes Craven made this???"
The film doesn't really bear any of the hallmarks of Craven's work, it is way to average for that. It's not that he has a strong style, but this movie lacks even that, being more like a TV show (think "Six million Dollar Man"). It is still entertaining, just not very memorable.
It does have some nice use of setting, and certainly tries to maximize the participation of Barbeau, who to be honest,…
50 FILMS BEFORE HALLOWEEN
Film 36-Swamp Thing
Have not seen this since I was a kid, now being just a kid at heart I have re watched this film and admire it in all it's cheese ball goodness. Yes it does not really hold up that much and on Blu ray it reveals how bad the Swamp Thing suit looks. But even with all that it's a fun movie, the scenes where Swamp Thing is taking out Arcane's men are pretty fun. It's very old but still fun, you got to take it for what it is.
My only wish is that there were more wipes.
Cheesy fun, a monster movie that reminds me of The Fly but not as good.
More than 1200 movies of pure 80's horror!
When I created this list, I didn't remember to add the…