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Swamp Thing Movie Review Summary

Actors: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau, Ray Wise, David Hess, Dick Durock

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Federal agent Alice Cable (Barbeau) is sent to the Louisiana swamps to help guard a secret government project run by Dr. Alec Holland (Wise), who hopes to cross the genes of humans and plants. Commandos in the employ of his rival, Dr. Anton Arcane (Jourdan) attack the compound, and in the confusion and fire, Holland is transformed into Swamp Thing (Durock) -- half-man, half-plant -- with tremendous strength and remarkable regenerative powers. Alice has rescued his final notebook from the battle, so Arcane's thugs come after her, with Swamp Thing helping to protect the fast-thinking, two-fisted heroine until both are captured and placed in a dungeon in Arcane's mansion. At last the villain has the formula, and he intends to use it to take over the world. Veteran horror director Wes Craven wrote and shot this 1982 film early in his career, and though it reaches for the tenderness and pathos of the 1970s DC Comic that inspired it, the film is weak and uneven.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 40%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzle 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% **Fantasy or Science Fiction?**    -   science fiction story Character operated on/altered?    -   Yes Kind of alteration:    -   Bioformed into another form of life

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   govt employee Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

Earth setting:    -   20th century (1970's to Present) Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Misc settings    -   mansion    -   lab

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Tone of movie    -   fearful Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kinds of F/X    -   nasty human transformations Is this movie based on a    -   comics

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