The Relic Review
Synopsis: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.
Peter Hyams’ The Relic (1997) was recently on Netflix, so I decided to watch it again. I love how the beginning of the movie reels you in with the promise of a deep horror movie. We start off with a scientist sending leaves with orange spots back to the Chicago Museum of Natural History. After some time the fellow scientists discover that the fungi on the leaves are the discovery.
The tribe is briefly featured in a flashback, and it was great. After that, we get a classic horror movie cookie cutter movie where a damsel (scientist Dr. Margo Green played by Penelope Anne Miller) fights off the lizard creature that eats the fungi off the leaves. This film is science meets horror, but I felt the movie just did not flow the way it should have.
There are moments of okay action but just not enough to redeem the movie. I will not watch this again.
About The Relic (1997)
Total Avg. Votes: 10
Writers: Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child, Amy Holden Jones, John Raffo, Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver
Director: Peter Hyams