Sunday, November 28, 2010

Forbidden Planet (1956)

Director: Fred M. Wilcox

Starring: Leslie Nielsen, Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis

More info: IMDb


Plot: When Adams and his crew are sent to investigate the silence from a planet inhabited by scientists, he finds all but two have died. Dr. Morbius and his daughter Altaira have somehow survived a hideous monster which roams the planet. Unknown to Adams, Morbius has made a discovery, and has no intention of sharing it (or his daughter!) with anyone.

My rating: 8.5/10

Will I watch it again? Yup.

Excellent sci-fi classic - the best of the 50s. The intelligent story, the sets, the ground-breaking electronic score by Bebe & Louis Barron, the special effects, the introduction to the iconic Robby the Robot, the works! I never grow tired of watching this. The DVD special edition from a few years back looks fantastic. I'm sure the blu-ray looks even more amazing that it would make me giggle. Any self-respecting sci-fi fan owes it to themselves and to the sci-fi community to watch this and marvel at this 64 year old marvel in outer space storytelling.

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