The Night the World Exploded Reviews

  • Mar 06, 2021

    Very small Blobbo and friend see on double bill with Giant Claw. Afterwards, silly friend say Giant Claw better. Young blob - with superior taste - prefer this one. (Rating from 6 year old self, not now self.) (Now self still say - meh, pass time on lazy Sunday afternoon, and young Kathryn Grant pretty easy on eyes.)

    Very small Blobbo and friend see on double bill with Giant Claw. Afterwards, silly friend say Giant Claw better. Young blob - with superior taste - prefer this one. (Rating from 6 year old self, not now self.) (Now self still say - meh, pass time on lazy Sunday afternoon, and young Kathryn Grant pretty easy on eyes.)

  • Jun 30, 2020

    The usual zero budget nonsense, this time the McGuffin is a strange rock that grows and heats up before exploding. What I love about these schlocky horrors is how s-l-o-w-l-y people move, even when the clock is counting down. There's always just enough time to talk at some length about why x = y. Anyway, there's a lot of library footage of natural disasters to bolster the rudimentary model work, and the acting isn't as bad as in some similar mid-fifties entries, although the chiselled hero is pretty stolid. Instantly forgettable.

    The usual zero budget nonsense, this time the McGuffin is a strange rock that grows and heats up before exploding. What I love about these schlocky horrors is how s-l-o-w-l-y people move, even when the clock is counting down. There's always just enough time to talk at some length about why x = y. Anyway, there's a lot of library footage of natural disasters to bolster the rudimentary model work, and the acting isn't as bad as in some similar mid-fifties entries, although the chiselled hero is pretty stolid. Instantly forgettable.

  • May 16, 2016

    The short run time helps this otherwise slow paced forgettable disaster/sci-fi flick. Of course, the word never explodes. The characters are decent, but nothing interesting. The ending is unsatisfying, if only for a more dramatic conclusion.

    The short run time helps this otherwise slow paced forgettable disaster/sci-fi flick. Of course, the word never explodes. The characters are decent, but nothing interesting. The ending is unsatisfying, if only for a more dramatic conclusion.

  • May 17, 2014

    *OFFICIAL BETTER THAN EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE SEAL* The world did not explode. That is all that you need to know.

    *OFFICIAL BETTER THAN EXTREMELY LOUD AND INCREDIBLY CLOSE SEAL* The world did not explode. That is all that you need to know.