Forbidden Planet [1956]

I can imagine if people had seen the film in the 50s, it would have looked utterly spectacular.

Such bright colour. Robby the robot (who due to Futurama’s influences, made me giggle & remember videotape robot every time I saw it).

Obviously evil goatie doc. The cartoonesque planet set made out of cardboard. Had some obvious 50s sexist rhetoric in there which was weird.

Only weird because it is woefully old fashioned but pretending to be the future. Like The Jetsons. Wow futuristic home appliances you say?

The lady will be pleased etc etc. But hey it was aired 63(!) Years ago. Mental. I thought it was an absolute joy to watch. Loved its guts.

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