Saturday, November 10, 2012

This Island Earth (1955)

Two of Earth's most brilliant scientists are whisked away to aid an alien race in their interplanetary war in THIS ISLAND EARTH! Upon release, this Science Fiction classic stunned audiences with its incredible array of special effects presented in eye-popping Technicolor, but behind the visual appeal lies a thought-provoking storyline and an admirable list of characters who bring the film up from the usual 1950's fare. The alien struggle in THIS ISLAND EARTH serves as a microcosm for our own fears of nuclear devastation entering the Cold War. The uranium deposits that the Metalunans have come to Earth to mine would only be used to create weapons of mass destruction against their enemies, but as we come to find, this only leads to the complete annihilation of both races. THIS ISLAND EARTH features a great cast led by Jeff Morrow in the role of Exeter, Faith Domergue as Dr. Ruth Adams, and Rex Reason as Dr. Cal Meachum. It also includes some of the most memorable monsters from the era: The mutant slaves of the Metalunans. Certainly a must-see for all Science Fiction fans.

Rating: 9/10.

Movies like THIS ISLAND EARTH:
THE MYSTERIANS, INVADERS FROM MARS, THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.



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2 comments:

  1. just watched this... and got the score.
    it is one of my weird favorites.

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  2. Weird... or AWESOME favorites? A little dated, but only by today's standards. A classic of its time!

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