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Forbidden Planet (50th Aniversary Edition) back to product details

The 'Star Wars' of the 1950s!
written by BVandemark May 29, 2002 - 5:30 PM PDT
5 out of 5 members found this review helpful
It was really hard for me to accept young Leslie Nielsen in such a serious role in hindsight of the Naked Gun and other comedies of more recent past...but this movie is really quite amazing considering when it was made. It has a unique timelessness in its portrayal of a futuristic space-age version of Shakespeare's Tempest that doesn't come along that often in sci-fi. This movie was really popular with young people when it was originally released...sort of a Star Wars of a past generation. I consider it a early milestone in film effects and fantastic sci-fi realization.

Even after all of these years the "monster from the id" is still really creepy if not terrifying to me.


(Average 7.56)
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