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It's worth watching the women, that's about it.
Someone's lame attempt at cashing in on the original classic "King Solomon's Mines" (1950's version) and/or "Indiana Jones" interest.
As I said in the title of this post, the only redeeming post is the 3 hot women besides Sharon Stone.
One of whom is Cassandra Peterson (Elvira).
James Earl Jones' acting talent (voice of Darth Vader) is wasted. He is relegated to walking around looking like a big, dumb, African. How insulting.
I picked this movie up as a $5.50 Wal-Mart bargain bin DVD buy.
That's about right.
Pay no more than $8 for this movie if you actually want to buy it.
When Worlds Collide (1951)
Cheesy Sci-Fi Movie with racial undertones and very little real politics or science.
The movie was ok, but not a sci-fi classic like some would believe. Why? For several reasons:
1.) The science and technical aspects covered are really way out there. Although some leeway must be given since the movie came out before actual rockets and space travel were possible. Thus, most of the science and tech talk was conjecture.
2.) The U.S. was the only country working on a rocket to put people in another planet? No international community, I guess. Asia, Europe, and the Soviet Union just didn't seem to exist. Unlike the current climate of space travel and science.
3.) The racial undertones of the movie. Anyone notice that the 64 "chosen people" (along with a bunch of animals to breed for food and such) to embark on the journey to another planet were all WASPs (White Anglo-Saxon Protestant) ? No African, Arab/Muslim, Asian, Hispanic, Catholic or Jewish people. Plus, most of them were blond haired and/or blue-eyed. Not very culturally diverse. Hitler would have loved this movie if he had lived.
4.) The purpose of the journey and rocket was to continue the human race on another planet. If so, several important considerations were avoided:
a.) Why 32 men and 32 women? If the goal was to populate another planet as quickly as possible, why not just 6 men and 60 women? That would allow 60+ new humans per year for like 20 years. And then it grows exponentially. Plus, you would have to make sure that the men and women chosen weren't sterile.
b.) If you are going to "redo" humankind another planet, why not give consideration to not have those with genetic flaws go? That way, many genetic diseases or conditions could be avoided. Although, that would smack again of the Nazi flair and movies like 1984 and Gattaca.
5.) The stupid painting/mural used at the end to represent the landscape of the alien planet. Not really logical if you study it. What happened? Someone run a tad over budget and couldn't afford to use real scenery?
Once again, a decent movie, but not a sci-fi classic. There are much better.
5 stars out of 10.