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Forbidden Planet (1956) Movie Information

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Forbidden Planet (1956)
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Overall Rank:

1405

Avg. Rating:

2.90/4

# of Ratings:

111

Genres:

Sci-Fi, Thriller

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/15/1956

Director:

Fred M. Wilcox

Actors:

Leslie Nielsen
Walter Pidgeon
Anne Francis
Warren Stevens
Richard Anderson
Robby the Robot

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

A space crew travels to a distant planet when it is silence for unknown reasons. When they arrive only two survivors and a robot are left while neither of them understands what has happened how what caused the disappearances until a terrifying secret is discovered.

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Yojimbo 06/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2/4 

Classic sci-fi reinvention of The Tempest, it's horrendously cheesy by todays standards and oozes 50s kitsch and sexism, but it still entertains. Interesting to see a young Leslie Neilsen pre-production line spoofery and the "monsters from the id" idea is fun in a Twilight Zone kind of way.

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Alaine 12/13/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

The movie so many have stolen from. This really is science fiction and is well done. Monsters from the Id. Anne Francis "comes of age". Brain boosting technology. Robot moonshiner. Required viewing for scifiers.

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mitchellyoung 09/11/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
3/4 

A classic sci-fi film that blends adventure, some inventive special effects, and memorable characters. It even manages to give personality and character to a robot, which is no small task.

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Alex 04/05/2007 (2 of 2 found this helpful)

Rating of
4/4 

One of the best, if not the best 50's sci fi movies. It has a great story (pre Star Trek) with the typical fifties feel (bad acting, beautiful women, bold colors and no sense of future technology or style). True sci fi fans will appreciate.

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  Gabe
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01/07/2014 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

My wife loved this film!

A good sci-fi film that is obviously dated, and hilarious and full of cheese. Personally, I don't think this holds up as well as Invasion of the Body Snatcher (1956), the same year as this film, or The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951).

But, like all sci-fi films of this era, this film could have some hidden meanings. Movies like this could get away with some things that conventional films could not because of the Hayes Code, HUAC and other forms of censorship. These are my 3 theories, they are mine and no one else's. Although, I probably did learn about some of this in my film classes on college, but I don't recall this film specifically.

1. This is exactly what it says it is, it's about a crew of investigators, investigating the disappearance of the first group of people that ...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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09/24/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Forbidden Planet review

A team mainly consisting of Commander John J. Adams (Leslie Nielsen) Lieutenant Jerry Farman, and Lieutenant "Doc" Ostrow to Morbius meet a robot named Robby at planet Altair IV. The Krell laboratory and "Id Monster" were part of this influential sci-fi. The movie features the first robot with emotion. The effects, were cartoonish, some acting horrendous and the wallpaper to depict outer space were pretty obvious. The plot and screenplay were surprisingly good with quotes: Altaira - "Morbius. You wanted me to make a choice. Now you've chosen for me." Commander Adams - "We're all part monsters in our subconscious, so we have laws and religion!" and "Alta, about a million years from now the human race will have crawled up to where the Krell stood in their great moment of triumph and tr...

Rating of
2.5/4 

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Recent Movie Talk Forum Posts

  Alex
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Wow - i can't believe that no one else wrote a review on this yet.  I just bought the DVD and it is pretty incredible if you love pure 50's sci fi like I do.

This is definitely one of the best sci fi of all time...unless you can make an argument for it that it is bad?  If not, add it to your sci fi list like I did:

09/29/2008
9:42 pm CT

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