BEWARE THE MOON REVIEWS
So the parents were away for a bit, and while they are away I take advantage and have a party... NOPE. I sat and watch horror movies instead - this time three were had. The Relic was the first one on the list. "A homicide detective helps a biologist hunt a giant creature that is killing people in a Chicago museum."
I mainly chose this one to watch, (I had a whole pile of unwatched DVDs to choose from.), because I liked the story and because the monster and most of the effects were done by the great Stan Winston and his school. I love horror make up, how people make themselves look gory - it's like a Christmas mystery to me. Saying that though, I am better at horror make up than normal make up... if I could walk around and go on dates without scaring people away, I would happily do horror make up all day. Normal make up is a riddle to me, like if anyone reading this can do make up, please, teach me your ways!
As I said, these were the two reasons I chose this film, one held up, the other, not so much...
The make up was brilliant, the monster was pretty much all done without CGI, and that is great in some movies, such as Jurassic Park and American Werewolf in London - in this film it made it. The monster is great fun, it's different and creepy and slightly reptile-ish in some way. And who am I kidding, I love a good monster movie. In this film though, the monster was really the only thing I liked about it...
The film as a whole was a bit meh. It was okay entertainment wise, but I will be honest, I did lose concentration during it and I think I started talking to my cat mid way. The film was part action and part horror I would say, and it did turn into something that more resembled an action film if I am honest. Lots of running around and jumping, did remind me of The Poseidon Adventure if I am honest - obviously the scenes without the monster did. As soon as the monster showed its face, all about the horror.
I hate doing bad reviews, but I really did not like The Relic if I am honest, I just wasn't really entertained by it, I got a little bored and I was kind of happy when it was over. To be fair, when dad got home and I said I'd watched it, he also wasn't that thrilled when I asked him if he'd seen it. The monster make up was great, but that was really about it - outstanding make up though. Outstanding.
Watching horror films since like 2003, when I could stand dead bodies..