The Green Slime (1969)
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Critic Reviews for The Green Slime
A sense of humor is required to appreciate this slice of goofy, cheesy late 'Sixties sci-fi!
Despite the camp presence of '60s rock, laughable costumes ... and of course incredibly goofy-looking monsters, 'The Green Slime' is a seriously good movie.
The Green Slime is a complete dud, though it's so cheesy that it probably has -- and deserves -- a cult following.
It's one of those films that's so terrible that it somehow is appealing to those who like B-film clunkers.
A stunningly cheesy old sci-fi corn-fest.
Audience Reviews for The Green Slime
I waited and waited for this movie to come on television after weeks of ads in the 1970's, and it did not disappoint. Firstoff, the title is not true. There is no slime in this movie. The aliens have tentacles and are electric. The title infers a blob-like movie. Wrong. It sorta reminded me of the Space 1999 two-parter "Dragon's Domain". Lots of astronauts were tentacled by the "Green Slime" aliens which had invaded their base. It had a very Japanese B-movie feel to it. Lots of action, but not very scary. Many cheese scenes, but watching it with a light-attitude, it can be fun.
ne of the most attacked films of all time, Kinji Fukasaku's The Green Slime is an obvious attempt to cash-in on the burgeoning interest in 2001 (also released that year). But whereas Kubrick's space opera is positively majestic, the same cannot be said here.
The Thing From Another World-aping plot delivers some apalling cornball dialogue, and the rest of the show doesn't fare much better: there's dreadfully wooden acting (witness the 'going up to 3 Gs' moment), the most obvious modelwork ever and it certainly doesn't date well, as best proved by the so-60s-it-hurts dance sequence, replete with then-fashion to boot.
But as with Plan 9, it at least isn't pretentious. This is one of those daft, crap-but-amusing sci-fi Bs that made the fifties and sixties so entertaining. It may also claim as position as a cinematic milestone, as it was apparently the first joint Japanese-American film production. And one might also argue its influence on Alien, but whether Ridley was taking down notes from this mess for his first masterpiece is debatable.
A rip off of 2001: A Space Odyssey, even the title sequence is dreadful, so cheaply made with a horrible song attached to it, extremely forcefully used high pitch noises ain't helping you to make the movie any scarier. The acting was wooden, the props were badly made, the costumes... possibly the worst aspect of film other than the less than frightening monster. If this was purely made in Japan with only Japanese actors it might have been good, but finding a bunch of Europeans making a Gozilla like film just doesn't work. By the way, the main title is incorrect as there are no slimes, the alternative title: Gamma 3: Operation Outer Space is slightly better.
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