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1001 Club - Forbidden Planet (1956)
#320. Forbidden Planet (1956)
Why It's In The Book: "This superior 1950s sci-fi gem by director Fred M. Wilcox, ambitiously shot in widescreen CinemaScope, owes nothing to the period’s paranoid McCarthyite preoccupation with hostile invaders from outer space but a great deal to the plot of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, and the sophisticated psychological premise that the most dangerous monsters are those lurking in the primitive impulses of the subconscious mind…
Attended by one of the best-loved metallic characters of the screen, versatile and obliging Robby the Robot… Outstanding effects (including the unleashed “monsters from the id”), the awesome Krell underground complex, and an eerie, groundbreaking score of electronic tones are among the treats in a much-referenced picture that inspired many later speculative fictions of technology running away with its users." - 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die
Adolytsi - 8/10
"With excellent named actors and a tightly written script, this film broke the badly constructed mold that sci-fis were known for at the time."
Chip Lary - 8/10
"On the surface it can be enjoyed as a simple monster movie with some jokes from a comic relief character. Dig a little deeper and you find a story that is based on Shakespeare’s play The Tempest, and that incorporates the concepts of the conscious and subconscious as major plot points. It also throws in two different mysteries to solve."
marie_dressler - 8/10
"The granddaddy of big-budget sci-fi movies is still enjoyable after all these years."
Michaël Parent - 8/10
"As the viewer, I felt like I was five again and reading those classics of my childhood when I watched Forbidden Planet."
Movie Guy Steve - 8/10
"While Forbidden Planet manages to fall into many of the same clichés as most 1950s sci-fi films, it also manages to transcend a number of them."
Sunny D - 7.5/10
"The sci-fi tropes and trappings of Forbidden Planet still come off as cool, but the characters populating its story mostly come off as embarrassing."
nicolas krizan - 7/10
"Modern man’s preoccupation with his own subconscious urges is a key ingredient"