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THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955). Many positive things here-camera work , an awesome score, bright Technicolor, really good special effects, a cool Monster and I like Faith Domergue.
Sadly, the story moves at a snail's pace, the Monster is sadly underused and >>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > it seems our hero/heroine pack up and leave barely a minute after they reach Metaluna!
Worth seeing once, but won't see it again. ***
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THIS ISLAND EARTH (1955). Many positive things here-camera work , an awesome score, bright Technicolor, really good special effects, a cool Monster and I like Faith Domergue.
Sadly, the story moves at a snail's pace, the Monster is sadly underused and >>>>>>>>>>>>SPOILER>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> > it seems our hero/heroine pack up and leave barely a minute after they reach Metaluna!
Worth seeing once, but won't see it again. ***
Well said, Frye! I only saw This Island Earth once, maybe 20 years ago. Considering how wonderful and mind blowing the spaceship, new planet and alien monster are, it's such a shame the scientists are held up in the little house/lab for the first half to three-quarters of the film. At least that's how I recall it. The time in the house was pretty forgettable. They had to know it was rather weak. Even if the writing hadn't improved, time would have been better spent on the planet. Heck, let the actors ad-lib in the sets, make something up.
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