Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Destroy All Planets (1968)

If there's one thing worse than a cheesy monster movie, its a cheesy monster movie where over half of the run-time is comprised of clips from previous cheesy monster movies. An alien spacecraft descends upon Earth with the intention to overrun the planet, but the aliens must first defeat Gamera if they are to take over the world! The plot follows a group of boy scouts as they find their way in to the alien ship and help defeat the otherworldly menace. This entry is clearly geared towards its younger audience, and is really a trial of patience for any giant monster fans. While it does have a certain cheesy B-movie charm, its slow pace and repetitive nature make it a real bore. This is a big pass.

Monsters: Gamera, Barugon, Gaos, Viras.

Rating: 2/10.
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2 comments:

  1. I saw this one for the first time on television back in the early 80's and having prior seen the other films featured in the culled footage, this one was a big bore to me, too. Did you see GAMERA VS. GUIRON yet, Carl? I can't remember if you have, or not. Gamera fights a giant outer space creature with a hug knife for a head.

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  2. You know what I thought it was in my set but I have gone through the 5 Gamera films in the box and I guess I didnt have it after all, I have THE INVINCIBLE, WAR OF THE PLANETS, VS GAOS, DESTROY ALL PLANETS, and MONSTER X, then the two Heisei films. Will still have to pick that one up some day!

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