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Robot Monster

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

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Science Fiction & Fantasy

Wyott Ordung

Oct 10, 2000

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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.

January 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Variety
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'For the budget and for the time' said Tucker, 'I felt I had achieved greatness'.

June 24, 2006 Full Review Source: Time Out
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All hail the Robot Monster.

April 28, 2011 Full Review Source: Projection Booth | Comments (2)
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3-D raises the rating a mini-bar...but what a George Nader classic this is!

June 13, 2008
Video-Reviewmaster.com

One of the most hackneyed, and lowest-budgeted, science-fiction films ever made.

January 7, 2008 Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide
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A really terrible monster movie, but a really entertaining viewing experience.

August 5, 2004
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

OK, it''s cheesy, it's stupid, it's cheap, it''s nearly inept, but, by golly, it's a hoot to watch.

November 29, 2003
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A triumph of ineptitude, a bona fide turkey that deserves to be served up on the same table as anything by Ed Wood.

September 3, 2003 Full Review Source: Film4
Film4

A man in a gorilla suit with a diving helmet and a bubble machine. Trash nirvana.

August 11, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Always gets unintended laughs from audiences

January 1, 2000 Full Review
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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.
January 14, 2014
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Greg S

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I hate to say so bad it's good, but...
November 22, 2006
mjgildea

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Anther entry in the it's so bad, it works as a comedy genre.
July 9, 2008
threefolddado

Super Reviewer

Watch in horror as a man in a gorilla suit wearing a fishbowl with a TV antenna terrorizes beach going teens. Very funny.
February 26, 2008
cacutshaw

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    1. RoMan: Yes, great guidance.
    – Submitted by Don G (16 months ago)
    1. RoMan: First the boy, then the girl.
    – Submitted by Don G (20 months ago)
    1. RoMan: Now, I will kill you.
    – Submitted by Don G (20 months ago)
    1. RoMan: You sound like a Hu-Man, not a Ro-Man!
    – Submitted by Alan Torres Dwyer B (2 years ago)
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