June 5, 2012

Forbidden Planet

From my 1950s Science Fiction Marathon, part 8 of 12.

Forbidden Planet, 1956. A planet's last surviving colonist doesn't want to be rescued.

Directed by Fred M. Wilcox. Written by Cyril Hume; story by Irving Block & Allen Adler. Starring Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis & Leslie Nielsen.

Concept: 4/4 (Great)
Story: 3/4 (Good)
Characters: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Dialog: 3/4 (Good)
Pacing: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Cinematography: 3/4 (Good)
Special effects/design: 4/4 (Great)
Acting: 2/4 (Indifferent)
Music: 3/4 (Good)
Subjective Rating: 9/10 (One of my favorites, 4/4 5/4). Star Trek wishes it could be Forbidden Planet. (At least, that's the case when Star Trek is at its best. Somebody should force J.J. Abrams and his writers to watch this movie a few hundred times.)
Objective Rating (Average): 3.0/4 (Good) 3.1/4 (Very good)

[Update of a previous post - original is here. I really don't know what I was thinking back then. Has my taste really changed that much in less than three years?]

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