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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)

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Release Date: May 12, 1989 Wide

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A beautiful horticulturist visits her stepfather to discover the mystery behind her mother's untimely death. Her stepfather wants to kill her to create his immortality serum, but the Swamp Thing comes to her rescue. The two become an unlikely couple, hunted by the insane Dr. Arcane. ~ Rovi

Feb 18, 2003

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An endurance test even the most forgiving audiences won't find pleasure in.

June 9, 2013 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

This sequel to the Craven cheese fest is bad beyond the English language with Heather Locklear the poor man's Ann Darrow.

July 16, 2007
Film Threat

This sequel, coming as it did after Alan Moore's critically acclaimed, award-winning run on the comic, looked really sad.

April 9, 2007 Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com
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Campy fun

July 16, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

Doesn't hold a candle to Alan Moore's comics that ran at the same time, but as camp it has its moments.

February 3, 2003
New Times

Not since King Kong and Godzilla first slugged it out atop Mount Fuji has there been a more laughable -- or more ludicrous -- man-in-a-monster-suit movie.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: rec.arts.movies.reviews
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Audience Reviews for The Return of Swamp Thing

Gloriously 80's flick, it just sums up everything from that era so well its makes it great fun haha the big hair, cheesey monster suits that look quite good, over the top explosions, sexy females and dumb bad guys....its all here.
The film is much better than the first but thats due to the higher budget and bigger fanbase at the time, the plot continues the battle against 'Dr Arcane' in an' Island of Dr Moreau' kinda way but the plot holes are HUGE. Like...who or what was the other swamp thing that our swamp thing battles with during the film?? where did he go?

Still you cant look too much into this as its a fun monster mash with dodgy acting :)
October 31, 2011
phubbs1

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Well with actors and performances more wooden than Pinoccio's c*ck, this has to go down as one of the greatest send up horrors of all time. From the opening shots until the fantastic fight with the rubber, lightbulb-headed creature at the end (With inhaler!) this is absolutely hilarious (even more than intended). I have already read a review that criticized character development. I hope that this is a joke as this was hardly supposed to be a plant version of the Shawshank Redemption. I think there are times when people should see a film for what it is, and this one is an absolute B movie p*ss take with 20 dedicated to special affects and even less on the appalling actors. Magnificent.
September 13, 2009
matertenebraum

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A laughable comic book horror flick with some ridiculously bad effects and dialogue. So bad it's almost funny. Almost.
December 28, 2006
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