The Sci-Fi Boys (2006)
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Critic Reviews for The Sci-Fi Boys
Doesn't work as even a broad look at sci-fi film history ... nor does it work completely as a tribute to [Forrest] Ackerman thanks to all the additional figures represented.
Audience Reviews for The Sci-Fi Boys
This documentary is an affectionate look at the science fiction and horror movies of the 30s, 40s, and 50s; the people who made said films, as well as a tribute to Forrest J. Ackerman, who founded and edited "Famous Monsters of Filmland", a magazine on the subject of sci-fi and horror films which most of the filmmakers featured in this documentary latched onto as boys. I liked this documentary, it was nice to see how passionate these now famous directors and make-up artists were even as kids about films and monster movies.
I wasn't sure what to expect from this one, but I got a fun little crash course into the heyday of sci-fi in the '50s and '60s, which is an era that I'm really not that familiar with, so this made for very informative viewing. Well worth a rental, especially if you're like me and just dipping a toe into the genre.
A touching tribute to some of the greats of the Sci-Fi film genre like Forrest Ackerman, Roger Corman, Ray Harryhausen and George Pal.
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