Robot Monster (1953)
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A young boy named Johnny (Gregory Moffett) is on a picnic with his widowed mother (Selena Royle) and sister (Claudia Barrett), when he meets a pair of archeologists (John Mylong, George Nader) exploring a nearby cave. Later, while napping, he has a dream -- that the Earth has been attacked by an alien named Ro-Man (played by George Barrows in a gorilla suit with a diving helmet), using the "calcinator death ray," and that he and his family (with Mylong and his mother now married) and scientist Nader are the only survivors. They try to elude capture by Ro-Man, who turns out to have some very human failings despite his mechanized mentality, including a desire to experience human emotions, which greatly complicates his efforts to destroy the family. … More
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Critic Reviews for Robot Monster
The Tru-Stereo Process (3-D) utilized here is easy on the eyes, coming across clearly at all times. To the picture's credit no 3-D gimmicks were employed.
'For the budget and for the time' said Tucker, 'I felt I had achieved greatness'.
3-D raises the rating a mini-bar...but what a George Nader classic this is!
One of the most hackneyed, and lowest-budgeted, science-fiction films ever made.
A really terrible monster movie, but a really entertaining viewing experience.
Audience Reviews for Robot Monster
Ro-man, an emotionless alien gorilla in a diving helmet, hunts down the last surviving hu-mans on earth. It turns out it's all the dream of an eight-year old boy, which explains why unrelated footage of battling dinosaurs pops up every now and then. Indefensible, and indispensable.
I hate to say so bad it's good, but...
Pretty sure Finding Bigfoot has copied from this film or something. Infamous for constantly being nominated as one of the worst films ever made, and they are right, it is terrible. If you want to see a retarded family terrorized by a man in gorilla suit in diving helmet then this is the film for you. It's so bad that's it's a little good, as a comedy.
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