This Monkey Wants A Word With You


The last family alive on Earth must battle an alien fiend determined to eradicate them and take over the world….all in 3-D. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, either through budgetary necessity or eccentricity of director Phil Tucker, Robot Monster is one of the most deliciously absurd 50’s sci-fi films….The alien invader, Ro-Man, is a guy in a gorilla suit with a diving helmet. He communicates with his home planet via a bubble machine (does this mean Lawrence Welk was an alien too?) and he can command over-used stock footage of dinosaurs at will. It’s all played completely straight-faced and dramatic, and like Plan 9 From Outer Space, would have made a genius comedy if it were all done on purpose…



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