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King Dinosaur (1955)

King Dinosaur





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From the title on down, King Dinosaur consistently promises more than it delivers. Filmed in three days by quickie king Bert I. Gordon, the story is predicated on the notion that a new solar system has set up shop "a half-year's rocket flight away" from our own. A group of intrepid space travellers blast off (via stock footage of Germany's V-2 rocket) to explore the earth's new neighbors. Upon landing on one of the planets (actually the mountains surrounding Los Angeles) the astronauts confront all manner of outsized reptiles (courtesy of clips from One Million BC). They are also "attacked" by a harmless-looking kinkajou. When the planet's dinosaurs threaten our heroes, the huge lizards are dissipated by an atomic-bomb blast (more library footage). Having made the planet safe for colonization (?), the space travellers return to Earth. Finding nice things to say about King Dinosaur is about as easy as swallowing lighter fluid.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Gries
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 26, 2005
Lippert Pictures

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Bill Bryant
as Dr. Ralph Martin
Wanda Curtis
as Dr. Patricia Bennett
Douglas Henderson
as Dr. Richard Gordon
Patti Gallagher
as Nora Pierce
William Bryant
as Dr. Ralph Martin
Marvin Miller
as Narrator

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Crap is truly the only thing that will sum this review up. There is nothing good about this movie NOTHING.

So a new planet called Nova is moving into the solar system and our governments decide to take a look. On this planet there is nothing but some dinosaurs and Most of all KING DINOSAUR.

Everything about the movie is bad Acting, Story, Special effects, Music, Settings, ETC. The only good part is some entertaining lizard fights but that's it. Most of the dinosaur footage is just stock from another film.

Don't see this movie only do if you are a die hard fan of all this stuff.

Keiko's score 9-100

Keiko A. --Samurai--
Keiko Aya

Super Reviewer

The dinosaurs are actually just (obviously) lizards.

Sylvester Kuo
Sylvester Kuo

Super Reviewer

It's a movie filled with stock footage. Think "The Starfighters" but with a little more plot, a lot less in-air refueling, and Joe the kinkajou. It's a short movie at 1 hour in length---which earned this film an extra half-star (from 0.5 to 1.0). God forbid if such a train wreck lasted 90 minutes.

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