MITCH MITTENS RETURNS…..FOR THE REVENGE OF THE CREATURE!

10941464_896492990394758_7031554356452354658_n Hello CInsomniacs and Sleepless Knights! How has your winter been? How many of you can’t wait for Summer raise your hands or leaves? Have you enjoyed this months theme so far? There are numberless things we must catch up on!

MISS MITTENS and I had a great holiday. I was excited to see her on Christmas along with the rest of the Mittens family huddled around in our baskets. We enjoyed Christmas Night with hot cocoa plant food flavored water and MV5BMTQxMDU3MjM0N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNTMzNTQ1MjE@._V1_SX214_AL_gathered to talk about how the family has been….or not been. When MISS MITTENS told me this week’s theme, she unveiled her Christmas present to me for the occasion: REVENGE OF THE CREATURE (1955)!

Today I decided to watch it for the very first time. Calm down! Calm down! No need to screech at me, Tiny Seedlings. No need to yell, CInsomniacs! It was an honor to watch it for the very first time today. I have been a big fan of THE GILLMAN. It is not everyday horror fans speak about this creature. He is the only one of his kind and only wants to be adored and accepted by society.

imagesNow, I always thought THE GILLMAN had perished in the first film CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON. To my surprise, he had not died in the depths of the deep sea beyond. A couple of scientists go into the “Black Lagoon” to retrieve the creature to be studied under the close eye of animal psychologist Professor Clete Ferguson. Upon the capture of THE GILLMAN, it ignites a cluster of reporters and media attention spanning all across the world.

In one particular scene, we meet a future familiar face to westerns and epic cinema characters. Ladies and gentleman, CLINT EASTWOOD as Jennings, the forgetful lab assistant. To be honest, his acting is greatly lacking compared to his future films DIRTY HARRY (1971) and ESCAPE FROM ALCATRAZ (1979). What do you think about his performance? revenge-of-the-creature-clint-eastwood

revengeofthecreaturenew2The Creature is then placed in an oceanarium or in modern day terms a 50’s version of Sea World where he is studied and oogled by thousands of onlookers who have come to see him as a tourist attraction piece. We are joined by the beautiful ichthyology student Helen Dobson who wants to study the creature herself. Through the many experiments, THE GILLMAN slowly begins to become intrigued by her.

Of course it is not long till Professor Ferguson and Helen begin to fall in love with one another, igniting The GILLMAN’S fury leading to his breaking out of the tank and attacking innocent bystanders attending the show.

Revenge-of-the-Creature-monster-movies-37195278-260-194He then sneaks into Helen’s dressing room later that night and carries her off to the Lagoon, sending Professor on a huge hunt along with other men to track down the creature. They find them and shoot the creature and the credits roll after the creature swims away to search for love another day.

This sequel was not as impactful as the first film. Much like the cliche that sequels are not as good as the original–this one is true. It is misunderstood in ways of THE GILLMAN’S search but the it is bridging on the bad category. I give his film 5 1/2 out of 10 HYPNOTIC EYES!

Have any more Cinsomniacs or Sleepless Knights tuned into this film? If so, what are your thoughts on it? Do you agree with the rating? Would you like Mitch Mittens to do another review? Leave your comments or private message and let us know! If you have a suggestion of another film for MITCH MITTENS to review, leave it in the comments. Thank you for “tuning in” and come back for more MITCH MITTENS REVIEWS!

——MITCH MITTENS

WEEK 2 OF OUR UNDERSEA MONSTER WEEK ON CINEMA INSOMNIA!

12062552-mmmain10924815_10205927515331158_4252235452359550799_n10897910_892553820788675_3256921691108692389_nHello Sleepless Knights and CInsomniacs! If you reading this CONGRATULATIONS-You’ve made it to the second week of our CINEMA INSOMNIA THEME OF THE MONTH: UNDERSEA MONSTERS with THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON to lead the way! Last week your participation was not FISHY but more SPLASH-TASTIC! (pardon the swimming puns) We received and shared many of your artwork like the one on the left done by CINSOMNIAC STEVEN LEWIS. Others sent in pictures of masks from their GILLMAN masks.

This week is a new week and it’s no exception. If you still have art or pictures you’d like to send in-DO IT! They will be shared on all of our pages! Your participation is what keeps us going and it puts a smile on MR. LOBO’s face to see what you bring to our monthly fest.

 

11405_892084144168976_423619937558318328_nFor those who missed last week’s beginning extravaganza, no worries. If you would like to do any theme related art, post it on our wall or send it to us and it will be shared on our pages. There are so many ways to get involved, join us! You may also take a step further and post your favorite scene, clip, picture or poster of your favorite UNDERSEA CREATURE FEATURE on your Twitter or Instagram pages with #CIUNDERSEAMONTH and tag or direct send it to Cinema Insomnia and we will favorite and Retweet/Share your findings.

THE GILLMAN paved the way last week, but we are now slowly going to look at other misunderstood creatures such as the monster from THE CREATURE FROM THE HAUNTED SEA and much more!

It’s time to jump back into the sea and find out what shall come out this CINEMA INSOMNIA UNDERSEA MONSTER MONTH!