Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Daddy-Daughter Bonding Time

Last year, after watching the hilarious Monsters vs. Aliens, I showed our two older daughters pictures of the monsters that were spoofed by the characters in the movie. One of these, the gillman from the 1954 film The Creature from the Black Lagoon, was represented in Monsters vs. Aliens by an amphibious character called "The Missing Link". Both girls were immediately interested in the pictures of the gillman and said they wanted to see the original movie.

This past week I finally bought a copy of The Creature from the Black Lagoon Legacy Collection, which has all three Universal gillman movies. The girls immediately wanted to watch it, but it had to wait until the weekend. This morning we finally got to have some daddy-daughter bonding time over the original Creature. My girls (who often have short attention spans) sat through the whole movie, actually remembered the characters' names, startled at the first full body shot of the gillman, and laughed when certain characters died. I'm so proud.

In short, they really enjoyed the movie and are looking forward to seeing the first sequel: Revenge of the Creature.

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