Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
He was loved.

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Nose Norton

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Subj: Re: Sci-Fi Cinema #27: The Green Slime (1968)
Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 at 11:22:42 pm EST (Viewed 42 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Sci-Fi Cinema #27: The Green Slime (1968)
Posted: Mon Nov 09, 2020 at 08:00:24 pm EST (Viewed 58 times)

    it was a little less sophisticated than I expected. More Saturday morning. That’s not a bad thing, I had just built up a wrong notion of the movie in my head.

Maybe it's the Japanese connection but it almost feels like when you see American actors in a Godzilla film and they just don't quite seem like real Americans. The dialogue is off, I think.

    I had to laugh at one scene that was set up to push the love triangle. Rankin just gets back from saving the earth by destroying the meteor carrying the green slime and is getting checked out by Lisa. They get into it a little, having had a past romance, and Lisa says something to the effect of “Your problem is you’re afraid to fail!” He just saved the earth! Thank goodness he didn’t fail! Lol.

I didn't catch that, that's funny.

    The monsters looked pretty good with their flailing tentacles and giant eye but several times I got the feeling that there a bunch of kids in the suits running around. I’m sure they were stuntmen but the chaotic situations sometimes had a Sigmund the Seamonster feel. The sound effects were a bit creepy and the Green Slime theme song was good.

The glowing eyeball in the dark looks pretty good. The big gumdrop creatures are a little too silly, they look good on the poster though. The tentacles and their electricity is decent.

I forgot, I also thought it was weird they had a giant, slow moving car in the corridor called the Monitor Car with a tv monitor on it. I guess their answer to Trek's communicators?

    Overall, worth a viewing.

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