The Relic (1997)

THE RELIC is a wreck.  Though the premise has promise-- Something 
Scary is stalking the lower levels of Chicago's Field Museum of 
Natural Science-- director Peter Hyams (SUDDEN DEATH, TIMECOP) 
doesn't have a clue what to do at feeding time.  When the Stan 
Winston-created creature begins banqueting on a roomful of high-
society types, Hyams splits the story in a half-dozen different 
directions.  Trying to keep track of who's where is no fun, and it 
kills suspense, and it turns the movie into another quintessential 
long sit.  (Rated "R"/110 min.)

Grade: D+

Copyright 1997 by Michael J. Legeros

Originally posted to triangle.movies in MOVIE HELL: January 12, 1997.

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