The Relic (1997)
Average Rating: 4.3/10
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A mythological creature stalks the halls of a museum during a society fundraiser in this cheap sci-fi horror genre knock-off of Alien (1979). Penelope Ann Miller stars as Dr. Margo Green, an evolutionary biologist at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History who receives a shipment of artifacts from a colleague performing fieldwork in Brazil. Among the contents are leaves containing a rare fungus that, unbeknownst to Green or anyone else, attracts the palate of a rapidly mutating, lizard-like
Jan 10, 1997 Wide
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Though based on an original and respected novel, Hyams' horror thriller comes across as a pastiche of the genre's conventions as evident in major pictures of the past two decades, such as Jaws and the first two Alien films.
Gore seekers need only to know the body count is high and the scares are cheap as director Peter Hyams shares his beast's repellent disregard for human life.
No doubt the bill for Energizers alone took up a big chunk of this gory clunker's $48-million budget.
A terrific monster movie with an edge. A bloody good time.
Gory as heck, but still well-crafted monster movie fun.
Monster runs through museum. Audience gets bored.
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