Robinson Crusoe on Mars (1964)
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Critic Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars
There's lots to appeal to fans of adventure stories and the film has a distinctive visual style that adds to its character.
While Robinson Crusoe on Mars is more a kitsch curio than a classic movie, there is much entertainment to be had comparing this 1964 story of "a lone astronaut pitted against all odds beyond this Earth" with The Martian.
About as good as any sci-fi adventure film of that generation.
Dated on many levels, but the film represents a fascinating slice of scientific history.
The crucial link between The Ten Commandments and 2001: A Space Odyssey
Audience Reviews for Robinson Crusoe on Mars
an entertaining, cheesy, dated, and stellar (or should i say inter-stellar) film. it's hard not to laugh at the effects, but as survival films go, it's quite fun.
Wonderful film. It's nice to see science fiction treated seriously for a change in the era that it was made. At the time, B movies were ruling the drive-in screens and something like this was just not commonly done. It makes for an entertaining character film that doesn't require a lot of exposition - mostly just the visuals to tell its story. And for that, I am grateful. One of my very favorite sci-fi movies and thanks must be given to Criterion for their wonderful Blu-ray presentation of this classic film.
The beginning and ending of this movie are horrible, for one thing, West's character dies in the first scene! Putting the story of Crusoe in space was probably their first mistake.
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|Col. Dan McReady:||I like this movie and it has special memories for me when watching it on cable t.v. in Metro Detroit in the 70s. As time went on I realized that it was a great film. This movie inspired many sci-fi film makers and although the effects seem dated, they're still fantastic considering there wasn't any CGI or computers at that time. The story line can get a bit slow near the end, but it's a good story and unlike today's movies, it actually tells a story if you pay attention. One of the best and I can still watch it as though it was the first time.|
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