Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Stars: 9 / 10

An absoulte MUST SEE for any sci-fi fan! This film helped to define the genre, with inovation in special effects and costuming, a political/humanitarian story, and an archtypical soundtrack. No one can forget those famous words: "Klaatu barada nikto"

Super bonus points for being the first film to have a theremin scored, rather than improvised for the soundtrack.

Director: Robert Wise
Year: 1951
Main Cast: Michael Rennie, Patricia Neal, Billy Gray, Hugh Marlowe, Lock Martin

( Blasphemy! I just found out that they remade this film in 2008, with Keanu Reeves. I have nothing nice to say about that, other than "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."  )



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