This Island Earth (1955)
Average Rating: 5.3/10
Reviews Counted: 14
Fresh: 10 | Rotten: 4
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Release Date: Jan 1, 2000 Wide
Average Rating: 3/5
User Ratings: 4,350
For reasons that defy logic, the excellent This Island Earth was held up for ridicule as an allegedly bad movie in the film version of TV's Mystery Science Theater. If not the best science-fiction film of the 1950s, Earth is certainly one of the most intelligent and elaborate. The story begins when the image of Exeter (Jeff Morrow), a huge-domed scientific genius from the planet Metaluna, appears on an experimental 3D television screen. Exeter invites several noted scientists from around the
Jan 1, 2000 Wide
Aug 22, 2006
Universal Studios Home Video
Dr. Ruth Adams
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Pioneering sf drama about space travel is rich in storytelling, atmosphere, visual design and color.
Worth consideration from anyone who enjoys their profundity with a side of cheese.
...even though its increasingly camp elements have aged poorly, it deserves respect as one of the more ambitious, grandiose, and important science fiction adventures of its time.
Eye-filling sci-fi, although it's even better as the basis of 'MST3K: The Movie'
Slower-moving than it needs to be, but hardly the object of scorn MST3K would have us believe
An appalling film, but good fodder for the mocking in "Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie"
Inexplicably well-regarded, as ludicrous and simple-minded as they come
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