Thursday, June 10, 2010
Release date: 1959
It is a shame that certain films will fail, almost automatically, to carry the same weight as a movie now, compared to when they were released. We look back with, perhaps, nostalgia but the film itself does not stand the test of time.
Such has happened with First Man into Space, the effects are actually rather good, given when it was made, and the central premise of a tortured soul (rather than simply a ravening beast) was great. It is a tale of sibling rivalry told in an unusual way but, nevertheless, it still feels a little clunky now and the performances are perhaps not exceptional enough to have us overlook the problems.
It! The Terror From Beyond Space). The plane releases the rocket which then soars up towards the outer atmosphere.
Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos) whose appearance was entirely unnecessary, there was an unpleasant undercurrent to the way they were portrayed. However, this aside, it becomes great nostalgic fun when Dan appears and yet manages to treat the monster with dignity. 4 out of 10. The imdb page is here.