Underneath the hokey B-movie aesthetics is a surprisingly tender remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The erudite Wes Craven overcame substantial budget cuts and script changes (enforced by the studio) to still deliver a horror film marked by moments of both beauty and schlocky eccentricity (Louis Jourdan hams it up as the evil villain, but always with a twinkle in his eye). A bonafide guilty pleasure. RIP, Wes.
Really hokey but also pretty entertaining. It's fast paced with cartoonish characters and cheesy special effects. The plot is ridiculous and repetitive (Adrienne Barbeau runs-bad guys catch her-Swamp Thing attacks-Barbeau escapes, over and over again) and really goes off the deep end with a climax that involves a sword-wielding pig-man. Really goofy stuff, but campy fun for B-movie fans.
"Does it hurt" says the girl. "Only when I laugh" says SWAMP THING. Sadly, WRIGHTSON's cult comic character (Born July 1971 in "House of Secrets" # 92) has given birth to a laughable film. ====== Wes CRAVEN n'a tiré de la saga culte de WRIGHTSON qu'un film grotesque & risible à se pisser dessus. SWAMP THING "House of Secrets" N°92 juillet 1971, sur une idée de Len WEIN dans le metro & des dessins de Berni WRIGHTSON.