Soylent Green / Forbidden Planet 2004 Horror Movie Review
Horror movies Review
This is one of those bleak future movies where there is a finite amount of resources and an unbalanced distribution of them. The one good point is that food processing as been perfected to the point that we get tasty blocs of colored nutrients. The best one, publicized as being made from plankton Soylent Green.
Detective Robert Thorn (Charlton Heston) is tasked with investigating a homicide in a ritzy section of town. During the investigation he, with the help of his friend Sol Roth, discovers a dirty little secret.
Shocking for the time of the movie release. Nowadays we would take it in our stride. Still worth watching.
In the 23 century a rescue ship is sent to the planet Altar to look for survivors of an earlier expatiation. They find nothing except an ominous voice warning them not to land. What would you do?
Notice that the investigating party is the caption, first officer, and medical doctor. Can your say Star Trek?
The movie was great I watch it over and again. However it made a major deviation from the book by W.J. Stuart (ASIN: 0374424454) also written in 1956. Did you notice in the movie that the animals were all contemporary? However, they were supposed to have been brought there from earth before man existed. The book shows that the Krell were in the process of creating LIFE with their machine, Morbius was doing the same. He created what he remembered the animals looked like. However, when a monkey was accidentally run over by the tractor, its innards were not correct or complete. Yes, the monster was the same but the purpose of the Krell and Morbius were modified for the film.