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De Anna Joy Brooks
A dedicated scientist, aided by his clueless wife, rolls up his shirt sleeves and tries to save the world from a radioactive monster, curious space aliens, an evil scientist and a crabby skeleton in this send-up of the best of the B movies of the 1950's. Written by
The words "scream gem" in the trailer's tagline "It's another scream gem from the company that brought you Zombies of Mora Tau and Lawrence of Arabia" refers to the Columbia Pictures subsidiary Screen Gems, the television distribution arm of Columbia Pictures. Notable for first bringing the classic Universal horror films, and the Three Stooges shorts to television to be admired by the baby boomers of the 1950's, the company would soon be recognized by it's TV sitcoms like Bewitched, I Dream Of Jeannie, and The Partridge Family. In 1974 Screen Gems changed it's name to Columbia Pictures Television, retiring the Screen Gems name. Columbia Pictures resurrected the Screen Gems name for it's lower budgeted, genre film releases, beginning with the film Arlington Road, released in 1999. See more »
Most errors in continuity and acting are purposeful and are part of the gag in recreating the '50s B movie experience. For example during the cabin sequence, Dr. Fleming's jacket disappears between shots immediately after Ranger Brad arrives, Animala suddenly sprouting furry gloves without explanation during the last half of her appearance in the film, the visible wires on the Skeleton, and the shoes of the actor portraying the mutant during some of the walking scenes. See more »
`Betty, you know what this meteor could mean to science. It could mean actual advances in the field of science'. I laughed so hard my teeth hurt. Unfortunately, the world is full of knuckle dragging mouth breathers who are not capable of appreciating fine parody. If you are a knuckle dragging mouth breather (or a big Ashton Kutcher fan) you are going to hate this movie.
Be warned, there are gigantic plot holes. The acting is wooden to say the least. The special effects are not at all special and look like they could have been done by a 10 year old. All of the clichés are covered. The woman runs around in high heels and faints at the first sign of danger. There is an evil scientist, aliens (from another planet), a mutant, and a skeleton. And let's not forget Animala (rowrr). Made up of four woodland creatures, she steals the show. In short, it is an incredibly accurate and funny send-up of 50's drive-in movies.
I recommend it to those with a more advanced sense of humor.
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