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The survivors of a nuclear holocaust fuse man with machine, creating cyborgs to assist in the rebuilding of civilization. However, the blue-skinned androids rebel against their masters and go to war with the remnants of humanity. Written by
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Proof that imagination and intelligence can conquer any budgetary limitations
"Creation of the Humanoids" is unique among the low-budget science fiction cinema of the early 60s. Its shoddily made with equally wooden direction and performances. Ed Wood is a more aesthetically pleasing director than Wesley Barry. The acting is similar to the performances in Wood's work (and thats at its finer moments). There's little action to be seen and most of the film is compromised of talk.
You'd think I'd hate this film judging so far. However, while the films mostly dialog, its fascinating dialog, crammed pack with ideas and social commentary. Its full of blows against militarism and racism, and questions identity and what it actually means to be human (is it flesh and blood or just a state of mind?). Its constantly engrossing and always thought-provoking. Screenwriter Jay Simms managed to include more attacks on social mores than just about any mainstream film of the period. Hows that for subversion?
"The Creation of the Humanoids" is a perfect example of why I love these low-budget films. They're cheap and impoverished, but they have more enthusiasm than just about any mainstream film out there. This title here is deceptively ahead of its time, resembling "Blade Runner" in more than one way (it even predates Philip K. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep"). This is one of my psychotronic favorites, and a film that demands a wider cult following than it has obtained. Its one of the most unique films I've seen. (8/10)
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