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Ridiculous and corny kids movie from the 50s. It's just soo asinine, it's hard to enjoy. If you grew up with it, you'll probably dig it, but it was just the studio's excuse to get more use out of Robbie the Robot due to his popularity and with how much they spent building him.
A father reacts to his son being invisible by essentially saying he'll grow out of it? Really? Terrible lines and acting
Gem of a Saturday matinee which treats young people as little adults, yet gets much of the science right. Automating everything isn't the solution to anything.
A 10-year old boy builds a robot, none other than Robbie the Robot (the studio spent a fortune building it for "Forbidden Planet" and wanted to use the robot again), who, at the boy's request, turns him invisible. The boy at first uses his powers for silly pranks, but later must use his power of invisibility to defeat a supercomputer gone bad (Skynet anyone?). "The Invisible Boy" is clearly aimed a children and is diverting enough of escapist fun, but getting to see Robbie the Robot is the real highlight of the film.
How badly rated this masterpiece is.
My only question is, was the child in the story handicapable? When his dad was teaching him math, this kid seemed barely self aware.. this is awful on a lot of levels. however, it's really good at predicting the singularity..
Great for Those Who Love Child Abuse
The main "feature" of this movie is watching the poor child getting the hell spanked out of him time and time again for over an hour and a half.
It's hard to imagine how someone could allow that to happen. But, it did. The writer, director and actors all seem to be fine with subjecting this child to endless humiliation. And, the actors who portrayed the mother and father seem to really be getting off on it.
Maybe they recruited them from Nazis who worked the extermination camps? Or, maybe Catholic priests who were taking breaks from raping children?
Hard to know. But, as a child of abuse, this really sickened me. And, it shouldn't be shown, on Turner Classic Movies, or anywhere else.
* (1 Out of 10 Stars)
Robby the Robot's second feature film
This bonus dvd was included in The Forbidden Planet 50th Anniversary Edition. Nice to see Robby the Robot again even if he is paired with a moronic family in a ridiculous evil super computer plot. See it to say you have.
This is bad, bad, bad. Warm your sons. Warn your daughters. Warn your in-law's postman. This is bad: plot, acting, cinematography....bad, bad, bad.
Failed attempt to ride an icon's coat tails to success.