Considered by many to be one of the worst movies ever made. Supposedly shot in just 4 days completely outside, the director tried to kill himself because of all the negative reviews the film got. He tried to shoot himself, but he missed. That should tell you something. There are a few stop motion dinosaurs from stolen footage of other films. One of the actress’s names is even spelled wrong in the credits. The villain is an alien in a gorilla suit wearing a diving helmet. And oh yeah…there’s a bubble machine!
This movie should have been title When Good Soundtracks Happen to Bad Movies…as the Elmer Bernstein soundtrack is like cupcake sprinkles on a cowpie. He went on to grater things like The Ten Commandments. I personally love his Ghostbuster score. My Left Foot and Bring Out Your Dead were also favorites.
Meiosis is a kind of rhetorical understatement, so to say this is a bad movie is an example of meiosis. Not to be confused with litotes in which an affirmative is expressed by negating its opposite. An example of litotes would be “Michael Jordan isn’t too bad a basketball player.”
Ro-man (the alien…get it Robot…Ro-man…LOL) has some of the worst dialogue in history and falls for the pretty girl who, for some reason, keeps getting herself tied up in this film. Hmmm…I should explore that someday. There’s a child murder, but poor Clara is like Ophelia…her big death scene happens offstage. The ending is infuriatingly patronizing, but at least it spares the human race from procreation through incest. I actually love watching this movie when I’m in the mood. Maybe someday I should turn it into a musical…Oh, Robot! Any backers? hehehe