Forgive the strained metaphor. I appreciate how much Forbidden Planet illuminates its time and place. Kudos also to the wonderful mix of serious and deep themes, the actors and everyone reaching high, electronic music, barely post WWII mores and Freudian concepts thrust into the far future. Forget a retelling of Shakespeare. This is fascinating from every angle, and impressed my young self even on small B&W TV no end. Good taste starts young.
I love the overall vibe of the alien planet and art direction for a movie of its time. That archaic electronic score is so good, amazing at setting a mood and is still tons better most entire modern day productions. The underground Krell city is "Death Star" good and I can only imagine how old timey viewers, were probably totally blown away when this originally came out. Robbie the Robot is just plain cool. Making dresses & jewery for beautiful Anne Francis and Moonshine for Cookie 💯
One of my favorite movies of all time! I would have given it 5 stars but there's a scene of victim blaming (Commander Adams saying it would have served Alta right if his crew had their way with her given what she's wearing). Aside from that 30 second scene, everything's just A-OK!
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