Forbidden Planet

1956

Action / Adventure / Family / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

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Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 98%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 86%
IMDb Rating 7.6 10 39672

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Leslie Nielsen as Commander Adams
Anne Francis as Altaira Morbius
James Best as Crewman
Gavin MacLeod as Cookie
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Charles Herold (cherold) 7 / 10

cheesy but entertaining sci-fi

Forbidden Planet is an entertaining movie that falls in 50s sci-fi somewhere between the high-brow approach of The Day the Earth Stood Still and the cheesiness of Creature from the Black Lagoon.

The Tempest-based story is quite good. Space travelers are warned off of a planet. They ignore the warning and arrive to find impressive alien technology, a lone survivor or an expedition, and his sexy, short-skirted daughter. Things get dangerous, and the source of the danger is original and ingenious.

The dialogue and acting, on the other hand, are pure B movie. While Walter Pidgeon is solid, the astronauts are a generic bunch outside of the Earl Holliman's somewhat amusing cook. And the sexy daughter played by Ann Francis lacks a set personality; in one scene she's innocent nature girl, in another she's feisty, elsewhere she's the doe-eyed love struck girl. The robot is more interesting than the humans.

Visually the film is solid. The special effects are pretty good, nicely building up the nature of the threat.

The special effects and central premise are good enough to make this worth watching in spite of its deficits. It isn't a great movie, but it's still classic sci-fi.

Reviewed by writers_reign 5 / 10

Brave New World

I finally caught up with this after hearing for years that it was a thinly disguised sci-fi version of The Tempest. As something of a Shakespeare buff I spent most of the time looking for counterparts of Prospero, Miranda, Ariel, Caliban etc and was mostly disappointed; clearly Morbius is Prospero, his daughter is Miranda but thereafter it gets hazy. Robbie, given his range of abilities could arguably be Ariel but it is a stretch whilst the monster from the Id is clearly Caliban and there's even a Trinculo in the shape of the cook, Earl Holliman but Leslie Nielson is about as far from Ferdinand as you can get, nor did he stumble upon the planet/island but went there deliberately and far from 'summoning' him Prospero/Morbius makes a serious effort to discourage him from landing. Several reviews posted here have lauded it strictly as a sci-fi movie with no mention of The Tempest but I can't really go along with that point of view.

Reviewed by hamikid 9 / 10

A must watch

Forbidden Planet is considered to be one of the best sci-fi movies of all time, and it holds up. Stellar performances,scripting was easy to follow while also being in depth. using ancient Greek mythology as a background, while also using religion (Pride is a huge impact on the story.) Anne Frances couldn't have been a prettier woman in any way,however it falls into the "women must fall in love with man" trope. It is an amazing movie, its flaws are limited and purely in the time, definitely a must watch for all film lovers and sci fi lovers

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