Forbidden Planet

Forbidden Planet

Director: Fred Wilcox Cast: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen
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Forbidden Planet 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
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Acting is below average, music is Terrible, BUT the special effects were very good for the time. Pre-empted Star Wars with prologue text disappearing upward into infinity. Costumes and spaceship interior must have influenced Star Trek and many other SF movies and TV series. Worth watching!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Robbie was not rebuilt or altered for ''Lost In Space'' tv show as stated above. Afterwords, he was featured in the MGM movie ''The Invisible Boy'' and many tv shows that were shot on soundstages that MGM rented out, like ''Twilight Zone.'' He was sold to ''World of Wheels'' in the 60's. His lest featured apearence was in ''Gremlins'' where he can be heard reciting some lines from ''Forbidden Planet.''
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Beautifully-shot film with special effects and mattes by the Disney Studios (the Id Monster in particular is an incredible rendering). Forbidden Planet is also a film of many ''firsts:'' First time that electonic ''ray guns'' in movies used ''glowing plasma'' shots. First entirely- electronic movie sountrack - sounds were created on a Theremin (same instrument used to make the ''swoopy sounds'' in Beachboy's ''Good Vibrations.''). First time that Robbie the Robot appears in a movie; Robbie was later recycled for use in other sci-fi movies, and rebuilt/altered for use in the TV series, ''Lost in Space.'' Also, the controls used by Dr. Morbius to set-off the timed destruction of the planet must have influenced the designers of similar self- destruct controls in ''Silent Running,'' ''Alien,'' ''Star Trek'' and other movies. However, the most important thing is that the movie addressed serious themes; it was not just a special effects thriller. Not until ''2001 A Space Odyssey'' would science fiction filmaking again seek to explore intellectual themes.
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By far the best movie of its type for the time. The robot is awesome. The sound effects still scare me 40 years after I first saw it. Intellectually stimulating. Movie story line is very well done. Good vs. evil epic. A real masterpiece.
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This movie was superbly done with great acting, story, and effects...(for it's time). This film won an Oscar for it's effects (and it deserved it.)
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A MUST SEE FOR SCI FI FANS. DONE BEFORE ALL THE 'SPECIAL EFFECTS' THAT MAKE TODAYS HO-HUM MOVIES ACCEPTABLE. THE STORY IS VERY GOOD, THE ACTORS, ACCEPTABLE, MADE BEFORE SPUTNIK, AND STILL AN ALL TIME FAVORITE
Guest More than 1 year ago
The scariest and best part is where the scientist is forced to confront and deal with the ''Id monster.'' Lot better than ''Spehere'' or ''Event Horizon''.
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This movie is probably the best movie of its time. The music is very strange, but the acting and special efects were excelent for a movie from the mid 50s! I espicially loved the way they desinged the monster, it looked extremely menacing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is clasic SCI-FI movie that all will love.
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