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A 666-Character Review Of ‘The Relic’

A homicide detective and an anthropologist try to destroy a South American lizard-like god, who’s on a people eating rampage in a Chicago museum.

As a big fan of creature-features, this synopsis was too enticing to pass up. I wanted so badly to love this film, but I was underwhelmed. That’s not to say this movie isn’t something special. The Relic boasts some of the most unique creature design I’ve ever seen. Who doesn’t love a good anthropomorphic giant lizard creature, after all? That, paired with some fun gore and CG effects that were ahead of its time make this film worth watching. Of course, you’ll have to stomach the terrible acting and disorganized plot in order to make it far enough to see the creature in its full glory. I highly encourage you to add The Relic to your Netflix queue immediately.

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    Stephen Fitts
    May 19, 2016 at 8:02 PM

    The saddest thing about this movie is that it is based on the book The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. It is the first of their bestselling Pendergast series and the movie butchered it. They were so close to having access to an amazing franchise!

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