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Forbidden World (Mutant) Reviews

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½ July 11, 2016
There's something there in between the too many ta-tas and shameless alien ripoff - but not enough.
½ February 8, 2016
This Roger CORMAN-produced movie is a low-budget Alien (Scott 1979) knock-off which reuses special effects and sets from other Roger CORMAN movies. It is nevertheless entertaining.
February 27, 2015
This was a fun and entertaining sci-fi movie from the Roger Corman library.
Like a lot of Roger Corman movies the acting isn't great but it mixes comedy in without meaning to.
This is pretty much Alien is essence but a few tweaks here and there and a lot more nudity.
June Chadwick and Dawn Dunlap are actually very beautiful and I was a little surprised by that.
Their futuristic shower scene was funny and sexy all at the same time.
The most surprising part of this movie is that it looked like it actually cost a lot of money but was a b-movie budget all the way.
½ July 21, 2014
Who cares if its a low budget Alien ripoff? Its a damned entertaining one.
May 20, 2014
There's more to this than it being an Alien knock off, it rips of a lot of other films too. Its entertaining enough and has a half decent soundtrack which make it an enjoyable B movie.
½ April 25, 2014
For a low budget b-movie rip off of Alien, Forbidden World is very good
DrStrangeblog
Super Reviewer
½ August 20, 2013
Laughably lousy Alien ripoff, to say nothing of blatant. Lookit their monster's head, it's exactly the same! Which is about all you can see, somebody turn on the damn lights. Fox Harris is at least amusing as Dr. Cal while claiming his honorary Jeffrey Combs Overacting Crackpot Scientist award. And here's an ending you'll never see anywhere else: have a space ranger cut out the doctor's tumor without anesthetic and feed it to the monster, thereby killing it! Apparently they didn't have the cumulative brainpower to think of "fire bad." Dawn Dunlap's absurdly gratuitous nudity (does a research station on a hot desert planet really need a steam room??) helps ease the pain a smidge.

If the bad drugs say you must watch an early-'80s Alien copyright infringement produced by Roger Corman, make it Galaxy Of Terror instead - that's where these cheap sets came from.
½ July 21, 2013
space tip #1 if it moves and it's not one of us, shoot it

you should probably have some kind of lighting in your base too and avoid long narrow hallways...
May 25, 2013
For the few things that Forbidden World gets right, it gets the most important things all wrong. I know walking into this that it will be a low budget, poorly-acted but charming rip-off of another movie. The problem is that it's just so boring. It's filled to the nines with lots of technical plot details that none of the actors make compelling or believable in any way. The special effects were famously done by the crew behind Aliens (including James Cameron himself) and was written by Jim Wynorsky, who went on to direct a number of cult classics. To say that I was disappointed with the film is an understatement. I actually find Galaxy of Terror to be superior, as it rips off the same film anyways. No amount of nudity and gore will make me like a film better because of its presence. The rest has to work too, and it doesn't in this case. Even the director's cut of the film titled Mutant isn't any better than its theatrical counterpart.
½ December 20, 2012
An enjoyably trashy early 80's low-budget "ALIEN" rip-off--Intergalactic Troubleshooter Mike Colby VS Genetic Mutant!!
½ December 11, 2012
Great rip off of the movie Alien. It's got everything a B-movie from that time period should have, like good looking women, nudity , stupid people doing stupid things and just the little things that can make you laugh. It's very entertaining, it definitely exceeded my expectations.

If Alien had in fact been a Roger Corman production, this is how it would of turned out.
November 30, 2012
Enjoyable Alien ripoff featuring dumb scientists, unexplained nudity, and pretty decent gore and set design.
October 27, 2012
Subject 20 developed by an isolated genetic engineering research lab to help fight the galatic food crisis goes on a killing spree but its nothing that feeding it a cancerous tumor from a dying doctor can't fix. Liked the synthesizer score.
Francisco G.
Super Reviewer
September 28, 2012
An amazing looking sci-fi flick for such a tiny budget, fun, complete nonsensical opening, loads of female exploitation, vintage synth soundtrack, tons of gore, stupid monsters and a plot stolen from Alien. What more can you ask from your average cheesy sci-fi flicks?
½ July 26, 2012
Great rip off of the movie Alien. It's got everything a B-movie from that time period should have, like good looking women, nudity , stupid people doing stupid things and just the little things that can make you laugh. It's very entertaining, it definitely exceeded my expectations.

If Alien had in fact been a Roger Corman production, this is how it would of turned out.
½ July 3, 2012
What the heck was I watching? Well, whatever it was it had good gore and some sex, so I wont complain about it much. Although it's totally an Alien rip off, just like the summary on here says.
½ July 1, 2012
probably the worst Corman movie ive seen so far. cheesy-not on any enjoyable level- and boring, this alien rip-off is only interesting when the "mutant" is doing its job, which isnt as often as it should be. surprisingly, the performances of Fox Harris and Raymond Oliver are pretty solid for a script littered with nonsensical phrases.
June 24, 2012
You have to be a fan of low budget B movies to appreciate this sci-fi horror from Roger Corman's New World pictures. If you are, sit back and enjoy all the cheezy SPFX, nudity, sex and gore this fun and strangely stylish Alien rip off has to offer. Let's not forget the slimy, nasty space monster that's the cause of all the bloodletting. And if that's not enough, the nubile Playboy bunny scientists that are responsible for all the nudity. Forbidden World is filmed by director Allan Holzman with an almost psychedelic music video style as it tells the story of a soldier, Mike Colby (Jesse Vint) sent to an isolated research station on the remote planet Xarbia to deal with a genetic experiment that has gotten out of control. Colby not only has to battle a growing and hungry genetic mutant but, handle not one, but, two hot and very horny female scientists (Dawn Dunlap and June Chadwick). The type of B movie they just don't make anymore. One of the last of it's kind. Crack a few beers and enjoy!
EXTRA TRIVIA: Yes, you're not imagining things, those are fast food containers lining the walls of the space station. Corman thriftiness strikes again...
...and this may be the only film is movie history where a cancerous tumor is used as a weapon. Only in a Roger Corman production, folks!
TheDudeLebowski65
Super Reviewer
June 23, 2012
Clearly a rip off of Alien, Forbidden World is one of those obscured underrated gems that should be seen by fans of B movie flicks. This is a s sleazy as Roger Corman films go, bad acting, cheap sets and plot lifted from Ridley Scott's Alien and add to that a lot of blood and gore with nudity and you have a cult horror film you won't forget. Saying this about Forbidden World may seem like I'm stating its weakness. However, that's not the case. The film has a lot of charm that will surely appeal to fans of obscured horror cinema. Before watching this film, empty your mind and just enjoy some 80's schlock. For a low-budget quickie, I found Forbidden World to be lots of fun from start to finish. This is pure Roger Corman and it delivers everything you'd expect. The film is imperfect, and looks very cheap, but at the same that's what makes it good. This has plenty of good moments for horror fans to enjoy, and the strength of the film lies in its shocks, thrills and bloody content. Roger Corman knows how to deliver the goods on effective trashy horror gems, and Forbidden World is one of those films that really stands out. This is a film worth seeing if you love low-budget rip offs of big budget films and it's simply a fun film from start to finish. Don't take this film too seriously because it's pretty over the top. I very much enjoyed the film and it is gorier, grittier than the big budget films it tries to outdo. This is a flick that is sure to please Corman fans as well as low-budget horror fans looking for that film that delivers in ultimate cheapness; Forbidden Worlds is a very good viewing experience, one that horror fans should take.
May 5, 2012
Trashy monster feature that is obviously Alien inspired but diverts radically into generic sci-fi with copious nudity to help cover over the cracks. For bad movie fans it is a must and while certainly bad the makers at least threw plenty of scenes and ideas into the mix to keep things moving.
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