So, Robby the Robot is cute you say. Yes, Anne Francis has a darling figure and is dressed quite scantily for 1956. But Forbidden Planet, a high profile Scifi flick in widescreen doesn't stand up to time that well. It's rather quaint in technique and scripting and years of exposure to movie science fiction have left the mental machinations of Dr. Morbius a distant memory in the blaze of current technology. Forbidden Planet plays more like a minor Star Trek episode and the wonder at special effects that may have greeted 1956 audiences does not warrant the excess minutes used to tell the rather thin story.
Dr. Morbius and his beautiful
daughter Altaira has created a small island of paradise for
themselves on a remote planet many moons away from Earth. A
spaceship travels to the far away planet to discover the fate of
the colonists. They are greeted by the mysterious Morbius and
daughter. Before you have a chance to marvel at what the good
doctor and his daughter have created, a mysterious force begins
attacking the crew of the space expedition. Will they survive?
Can they discover what the monster is?
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