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Perhaps it is not surprising to find that this little movie has a following. When I saw it, as a kid on a dark winter mid-week night in 1959, it scared the heck out of me. The "monster" looked so horrifying and acted so brutally.
While it cannot have the same effect on a viewer today, because special effects have improved by light years, "The First Man into Space" can still make an impression. Now, decades later, it is easy to see why. The "monster" is actually a victim of his own need to prove himself by crossing a dangerous barrier. The fear that a viewer may experience in watching him is mingled with pity.
Nonetheless, it is difficult to forget the nightmares I was given by that single, staring eye.
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