The Angry Red Planet

IMDb Rating 5.3 10 2


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Billy Curtis as Hercules
Gerald Mohr as Scorpion
Jack Kruschen as William 'Billy' Brooks - the custodian
Ted Cassidy as Hachita
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gridoon 6 / 10 / 10

Why all the irony?

How come there are so many negative reviews about this one? It actually holds up better than many other sci-fi films of that period (wasn't "Teenagers From Outer Space" also made in 1959?), and if it's clunky at times, its clunkiness is part of its innocent charm. The effects and the matte drawings may not be perfect, but they're sure colorful and entertaining, and the movie's restrained approach (at least more restrained that the title indicates) is most welcome. The presence of a woman scientist is also worth noting; although her treatment by the ship's captain is often sexist, ultimately she proves to be quite intelligent and competent. (**1/2)

Reviewed by vtcavuoto 5 / 10 / 10

Average Sci-Fi film

I remember seeing this when I was 8 years old on a Saturday afternoon. I didn't see it again until a few years back. It's not a great movie but is still fun. Get a load of the rat-bat-spider-crab monster! It is pretty lame but still has a low-budget special effects charm to it. The scenes on Mars would have better if the sky and ground were orange instead of everything. The process used made the actors look like they dove face first into pancake make-up. OK, now for the positives: the acting is good and features some "B" movie vets in Gerald Mohr, Les Tremayne and Jack Kruschen. The spaceship and interior are for the most part convincing(given this was made in 1960). The film moves at a good pace. Direction was pretty good despite the fact that this was made in 9 days. Worth a look for fans of 1950s and 1960s Sci-Fi films.

Reviewed by lee_eisenberg 5 / 10 / 10

along came a spider-rat

"The Angry Red Planet" will be a treat for anyone who admires sci-fi flicks from the '50s and early '60s. Basically, a group of astronauts travels to Mars looking for life. They find an over-sized being which appears to be a cross between a rat and a spider. And the Munchkin mayor from "The Wizard of Oz". I guess that there's nothing particularly unique about this movie; that era yielded many movies about people finding things in outer space. But like I said, if you have a special affinity for old-fashioned B-movies, then this is the movie for you. Watching the DVD with Spanish subtitles makes it even more interesting.

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