The Day of the Triffids (1963)
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A sci-fi thriller (1963) that sticks in the mind, thanks to deft pacing and a vividly paranoid premise.
Although riddled with script inconsistencies and irregularities, it is a more-than-adequate film of its genre.
Sometimes unintentionally funny, and it could have done without the customary moralising.
Unfaithful adaptation from the acclaimed 1951 science fiction novel by John Wyndham.
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Although greatly ballyhooed the work is finally only a so-so effort, plants from space reminding us to certainly always finish yer salad. In the meantime I got the feeling that Howard Keel was the only Hollywood that could be got ... and that they shoulda passed on him and picked some local talent, as lifeless a performance as ever seen given. What's he doing in a sci-fi anyway? Here is a work dying, crying, to be repackaged, re-done.
I wasn't able to see the whole movie, but someone told me this was a great movie, so I watched some of it and I wasn't impressed, but may be I should see the whole movie sometime?
well intentioned with a decent cast, this movie is a snoozefest...simply drags and what action there is consists of plant-like creatures inching along a mostly blind population. For insomniacs, suggested viewing is fifteen minutes twice nightly..
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