The Blob

1988

Action / Horror / Sci-Fi / Thriller

62
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 61%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 54%
IMDb Rating 6.4 10 26167

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Shawnee Smith as Meg Penny
Erika Eleniak as Vicki De Soto
Kevin Dillon as Brian Flagg
Jeffrey DeMunn as Sheriff Herb Geller
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by jadavix 7 / 10

Entertaining schlock-fests with effects that still hold up

The blob is a viscid, amorphous creature, which looks like a huge jellyfish. It comes to Earth in the shell of a fallen meteorite, where it immediately dispatches the vagrant who discovers it, and then works through the usual hierarchy of horror movie casualties: sex mad teens, cynical working stiffs, and finally, shady government bureaucrats.

The film is a remake of the '58 Steve McQueen vehicle, but, as I'm sure I don't have to tell you, this version's Kevin Dillon is no Steve McQueen. His mullet does steal the show, but he's an obnoxious screen presence; perhaps all too convincing as a moronic delinquent teenager.

This remake also came after Watergate, meaning that the government types are maybe the real bad guys; at least, they would be in a better movie, which would have developed these guys to people you hate. Here, they're just callous a-holes.

There's also a particularly creepy, unpleasant child actor, who I feel I must have seen in other '80s flicks; or perhaps there were just a bunch of child actors around in the '80s who looked and acted that way, or a lot of roles that required them.

The movie also has a cameo from Jack Nance, but this is not a movie you watch for the actors. It's a creature feature, and after all this time, the effects are still really impressive, making "The Blob" a great schlock fest, even if its story and characters aren't up to much.

Reviewed by robert3750 1 / 10

Awful remake

The film starts off well, but instead of a good, creepy monster movie, it decides it wants to be about a silly government conspiracy. The mixing of genres doesn't work. I see that it totally flopped at the box office. I also see that in the forums I frequent, it's never mentioned as being a worthy remake. Both of these things are well deserved.

Reviewed by Paul Magne Haakonsen 6 / 10

The ooze from outer space...

I remember watching this 1988 remake of "The Blob" during my teenage years, and it was an entertaining movie back then. In fact, I have watched it several times since then.

"The Blob" is indeed somewhat of a classic in its own rights. And it is definitely a movie that has withstood the test of time quite well. I introduced it to my wife in 2017, and while she was a bit skeptical at first, she was won over and ended up thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

The story in the movie is a very typical Sci-Fi story; a foreign body from outer space comes to Earth, where it turns into a deadly and unstoppable killer. Sure, it is a bit generic in terms of originality, but it uses a well-established formula, so it actually works out quite well.

Taking into consideration that the movie is from 1988, then I must say that the special effects were actually amazing for its time, and they actually still prove to be good even today. Sure, there were some questionable scenes where you could clearly see that the ooze was fake, but in overall, then it was rather impressive.

Granted, I have actually never seen the 1958 original version, so I cannot compare this remake to the original.

The cast in "The Blob" was quite good, although it was very late 1980s, of course. You have Kevin Dillon and Shawnee Smith in the lead roles. Furthermore, the movie also have some nice appearances by Jeffrey DeMunn, Paul McCrane, Erika Eleniak, and also horror icon Bill Moseley himself. So there are some very familiar faces on the cast list. People were doing good jobs with their given roles and characters, and they helped bring the story to life quite nicely on the screen.

As for the characters in the movie, well I have to say that they are somewhat stereotypical and generic for a Sci-Fi horror movie. But the script and the storyline overshadows this, so you quickly forget about these one-dimensional characters. However, I somehow have a problem with grasping how a Christian minister goes from being a devout Christian into a doomsday preacher just because of what happened to him in the movie. And also, just how did he know what that pinkish crystalline material was, and why did he save it? It just made no sense, except for lining up a potential sequel.

"The Blob" is a very entertaining movie, and it is the type of movie that you can watch again and again with some time passing in between each viewing.

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