If you're going to come back after watching a bunch of zombie movies, this one is an excellent palate cleanser.
This week, the guys watched 1953's Robot Monster, a movie that has been awarded the title of Worst Movie Ever numerous times. And with good reason!
|Clearly, however, not because of the special effects.|
The story, such as it is, involves a family of five people, and a scientist friend, who are, according to Ro-man's boss, the only ones left on the planet that have not been destroyed by the Ro-men's (or Ro-mans', depending on where you are in the movie) "calcinator ray".
|"Out of the way, hu-man! I shall teach the female my people's forbidden dance!"|
|Please note: This looks like Johnny, the source of all the trouble, being strangled.|
(As it should be. We all wanted this.)
Lots of stupid stuff happens, including not one, but two (maybe) twist endings!
Derek unabashedly loves this movie, despite its many, many flaws. No matter. He believes it to be a wonderful bit of goofy fluff that's fun to sit and watch.
Larry feels bad for Ro-man, who spends more time walking around Griffith Park than the entire cast of all three Lord of the Rings movies did through all of Middle Earth in that trilogy. And he did it in a gorilla suit and diving helmet! Poor Ro-man...
Jake believes that Johnny is a psychopath, and he presents his argument in a very convincing manner. It's pretty obvious that there is something wrong with this kid, but only Jake was able to articulate what it was.
There's also news in The Lobby, the first holiday movie of the year in Coming Soon, Larry's List, Hollywood Purgatory, a conversation about humorist Jean Shepherd, and information about this year's Holiday Movepalooza!
So tune in and listen...like the hu-man!