Wednesday, March 17, 2010

It Came from Outer Space (1953)

"And at a deadly pace
it came from outer space
and this is how the message ran ..."

Actually, that message was "go away and leave us alone!" Yup. Fifth movie referenced in the song Science Fiction/Double Feature. Pipe-smoking amateur astronomer (Richard Carlson) and his hot girlfriend (Barbara Bush ... I mean Barbara Rush) see what they assume to be an asteroid. They investigate. They, along with a pilot friend, discover a giant crater. Astronomer boy thinks it's a good idea to climb down to take a look. He sees, not a meteor, but a space ship, complete with aliens. There is a cave in and he barely escapes. The ship is totally covered and nobody believes him. At least, not until some of the townspeople start acting real strange.

I noticed straight away that much of the plot was borrowed for Alien Trespass (2009), right down to the astronomer's pipe and hot wife/girlfriend. Another thing of interest is, see that hot blond on the cover? If she has a full half-minute of screen time I'd be surprised. Blond, busty, trampy, all good things, but still I'd choose Barb Rush in a heartbeat. She was the girlfriend of a minor character played by the Professor himself, Russell Johnson. He has shown up in two Sci-Fi movies so far.

Not much more to say. We want to trust the aliens. They just want to get out of there. But why won't they show their real forms? Why are they abducting townspeople? How come they leave glitter every where they go? What's up with stealing clothes? And what's the deal with airline food? Am I right, people? Huh?

Two boys and I watched it and we all liked it. AMRU 3.5.

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