Saturday, February 8, 2014

Forbidden Planet

Several centuries into the future, a space crew is dispatched to a foreign planet to determine the fate of another unit that went missing two decades prior. Upon arrival they meet a friendly, impeccably programmed, and super intelligent robot but receive a stern, ominous warning from the colony's leader (Walter Pidgeon) as it soon becomes apparent that he is harnessing a deadly secret. Forbidden Planet is a cheesy though quite well done B science fiction picture, ahead of its time, and containing fun special effects and performances while also featuring a rousing denouement and powerful message.