Forbidden Planet

1956 • 98 minutes
145 reviews
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A dutiful robot named Robby speaks 188 languages. An underground lair provides astonishing evidence of a populace a million years more advanced than Earthlings. There are many wonders on Altair-4, but none is greater or more deadly than the human mind. Forbidden Planet is the granddaddy of tomorrow, a pioneering work whose ideas and style would be reverse-engineered into many cinematic space voyages to come. Leslie Nielsen portrays the commander who brings his spacecruiser crew to the green-skied Altair-4 world that's home to Dr. Morbius (Walter Pidgeon), his daughter (Anne Francis), the remarkable Robby...and to a mysterious terror. Featuring sets of extraordinary scale and the first all- electronic musical soundscape in film history, Forbidden Planet is in a movie orbit all its own.

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145 reviews
Sergio Vartolo
September 5, 2016
La primera película de Disney con seres humanos! Una historia muy buena! La ví a pocos años de estrenarse, en blanco y negro y fue impactante. La volví a ver remasterizada y mantiene intacto el asombro y la magia, despierta la imaginación. Claro, hoy en día puede parecer limitada, o incluso trillada, pero el buen cine no es solo tecnología, sino buenas historias y en esos tiempos, fue pionera en ambos ámbitos. Dicho ésto, si te gusta la buena ciencia ficción, no podés dejar de verla.
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Rex Freeman
October 25, 2017
A stone cold classic! Unique visual design, surprising stereo mix, good subtitles. A stranded navy ship story set in outer space with Shakespearean undertones. Humorous and sexy in the first half then increasingly intense and cerebral in the second, its influence on later sci fi classics is obvious. And the incredible avant garde score is over a decade ahead of its time.
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Lex Anderson
March 27, 2015
If you never watch classic movies, make an exception for this one.
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