The "Forbidden Planet", over the last 60 years,has not dated well.Nowadays,we expect Hi-Tec special effects and faster pace action.However,theres still much to admire in this cult classic.The colour,music and decor gives it a kitsch value.The acting,especially of Walter Pidgeon,is good and of course we have Robbie The Robot.A fun mix, that blends Skakespeares "The Tempest" and Freuds"The Id"into popular entertainment
Sci-fi Shakespeare might have been an interesting concept, but I enjoyed Robby & Leslie more. Some pretty cool classic special effects in thrown in, too (including firing the beast scene), I can say for which had set a groundbreaking standard at the time and has still influenced many sci-fi filmmakers today. (What about mentioning some of Francis' dresses inspiring Agutter's later in LOGAN'S RUN?) 3/5
"Star Wars" (Robby the robot) or "Starship Troopers" (neocolonialism) own a lot to their old brother. The sound effects are off the charts. Some visual special effects not bad at all. That being said, take a look a Altaira (Ann Francis and her nightgown) and her role here - we are in 1956 ! A visionary world even more conservative than the 1950´s ? Are you kidding me ?