These old B movies get a lot of flack for not actually being scary but the last line of the film was that the blob can’t be killed but at least it’s stopped “so long as the arctic stays frozen” and lemme tell you that is THE most terrifying line a viewer in 2018 could hear.
Beautiful and bright colors, cool 50s locales and cars, a James Dean teen aesthetic, etc. Unfortunately, McQueen, a typically good to great actor, is completely wasted here. I love bad movies, but this one isnt even fun. Pretty to look at, yes, if you can stay awake through the run time. To quote Shaggy from Scooby Doo, "it's Dullsville". Don't understand how it has the reputation it does. 2 stars, maybe.
This has some cool special effects, but so much of it is tedious melodrama about whether or not the police believe the teenagers or not. The driving backwards scene at the beginning is kindof amusing because it's Steve McQueen, but so much of this movie seems boring and unnecessary. That's saying a lot considering it is only 83 minutes. The ending with its question mark might be the most interesting part of this mess
Pleasantly surprising, I was expecting a trashy camp fest. I love how The Blob toys with the emotions of the viewers. Clearly made for a certain kind of theatergoing audience, there's constant references to "going to see a spooky show," about four different characters recommend going to the movies, heck the Blob itself is finally seen by the public at a movie theater!
Vapid and ridiculous (for better and for worse), The Blob isn't nearly as much fun as it should be but has enough cult-like charm to make it a film which one can regularly return to. McQueen isn't revelatory, and the story is stretched thin over the film's brief 80 minutes. Despite these flaws, the creature is brilliantly gross, the colours are vivid, and the film wonderfully evokes small-town teen life in the 1950s.
This blob punches well below its burgeoning weight. It's more about the filmic myth than the substance. Why are all the characters so slow to see and think? Even the legendary Steve McQueen looks nervous as if the director is about to sack him for being too dynamic. Just read a synopsis and move on ...fast.
The Blob starts off with a theme tune for the titular space blob that goes like this: "Beware of the blob, it creeps, And leaps and glides and slides, Across the floor, Right through the door, And all around the wall, A splotch, a blotch, Be careful of the blob". I was immediately won over.
Still funny to watch and to listen to the sometimes very silly dialogues: "... as long as the arctic stays cold..." So beware of climate change and the contemporary sequel... Besides, the Blobb evading the cinema is one of the most iconic scenes of B movies during the 1950s. And the title song is simply cute.
Charming old-fashioned alien monster movie that became the one everyone copied for years afterwards. Fun practical effects. Great ending especially in this "The North pole is melting" age - What will happen then??? Sadly it is a film with boring acting where even the great Steve McQueen is miscast as a teenager (clearly in his mid thirties).
Beware of the Blob! This is a campy, silly, low budget horror film from the 50s and it is an absolute blast! It is a bit dated and it's starting to show it's age, but that just adds to the film's charm in my opinion. It's cool to see Steve McQueen in one of his first movie roles. In my opinion, the Blob is one of the most iconic movie monsters to date! This is one hell of an entertaining watch.
This is a smart film. Scary, funny, builds on and sends up B-movies, delinquent films, anti-communist horror and sci-fi allegories, nostalgic small town dramas, you name it. Creepily earnest, too. Sure, it's not great literature or art, but plenty for a cinephile to have fun with. I love the black and white midnight spook show set in a world of Blue Velvet color, oozing red shadows. David Lynch and John Carpenter!