Continuing on with my messed up out of order reviews, next up is Forbidden Planet which now sits at #843 on TSPDT. I messed up even worse this time around because I had this movie sitting around for months and wanted to clear out my to watch list so I watched it without even knowing it was a TSPDT movie. I initially only wanted to watch it because it’s quite highly regarded as one of the top sci-fi films. It’s about these men that land on a forbidden planet and there’s a robot in it and cheesy romance, and a young Leslie Nielsen.
I’m a big time fan of sci-fi… it’s definitely my favorite genre of movie, but this one just didn’t do it for me. I can see why it could make it on the list because the effects and the ideas were pretty advanced for 1956. Unfortunately I just didn’t enjoy the story at all. In fact, I zoned out part way through the movie and as a result I don’t really have too much to say about it. The sci-fi aspects were fine I suppose, but it’s the romance that really didn’t work for me. In fact, you could say I hated the so called romance plot line. How dare that woman wear such revealing clothes? Look at her up there. Doesn’t she know how slutty that makes her look? She’s such a distraction to the men who can’t control their urges. Show some respect for yourself and cover up those arms and v-shaped section of your chest. You know, just like Leslie Nielsen is doing… look how covered up he is. It was also great how the men kept trying to take advantage of the fact that she didn’t really know much about hugging or kissing. Very classy… just stick your tongue in someone’s mouth who has the sexual maturity of a child. It also used the 50’s story telling device of making people fall in love after a few days of meeting. Seems to be very common in the 40s and 50s but it’s always bothered me. They barely know anything about each other but are somehow in love. Right, I definitely believe that. Now I’m so invested in these character I really hope they make it. End rant.
I don’t have anything else to say about this movie. That “romance” was so distracting that I didn’t even care about the sci-fi elements. I didn’t really enjoy this and I would only watch it for completion sake.
Verdict: 6.4/10 Not suitable for children on account of those sexy sexy arms!