Surprisingly ambitious for its time using Shakespeare as a base, and special effects I'm sure kept people in pure awe at the time, with plenty of camp thrown in. Lots of exposition with the science for a rather disappointing conclusion to the conflict, which ends up being resolved in mere seconds after a revelation. The characters are what make this film, not the sci-fi.
Pretty cheesy and fun sci-fi flick that touches on a few neat ideas . Really love the iconic look of Robbie the Robot. The practical effects in this are great as well. Especially how they introduced Robbie, when he was blasting through the sand to come greet them at the beginning of the film. The special effects however are a different matter. Putting it kindly, they haven't exactly aged with grace.
All I had about the film starting up was this robot, Robby, appropriately named which I had always seen as something sinister that could at any time do...but that's not important, what is, is this film being very thrilling and giving full body to scientific genre and specially the motif that humans are not ready and are doomed to their own demise at their own hands. Very good!! A detail, a ship is a ship everywhere..
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. 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 ?
stunning visuals, Robby the robot, loads of techno-haberdashery and moralizing about the future can make up for the slow pace of the film. First fully electronic musical score. Unfortunately, it is cut so roughly, that it is easily recognized as a B film, and for me, much less entertaining than its contemporaries.
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
Fazlasıyla başarılı bir yapım. Retro Sci-Fi tarzı filmlerden hoşlananlar için bir numaralı tercih. Yılına göre alkışlanacak derecede başarılı görsel efektlere ve dekorlara sahip. Ayrıca filmdeki robot yıllar boyunca bilim kurgu sinemasının simgelerinden biri olmuştur..