Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Article #510 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing date: 8-7-2002
Posting date: 12-31-2002

Astronauts land on the moon to find a race of hostile cat-women.

This is one of those movies that is supposed to be so bad it’s fun to watch; I only wish it were. As it is, many of the enjoyable bad movies have a certain amount of inspiration that makes them quite watchable; this one seems so totally uninspired that one wonders why they bothered. It’s supposed to be in 3-D, but it seems as if barely a third of the movie was actually shot that way. The dialogue is horrible, but not due to misguided inspiration; rather, it feels like it was trotted off by someone who was more interested in paying the rent that week than in making any sort of statement. What can you say about a movie that can’t even work up the energy to actually shoot its action-filled ending rather than having it all happen offstage? Maybe they didn’t want to bother changing the camera set-ups or going through that tedious process of editing the scenes together. Whatever the reason, this movie is just dull and dreary, and is probably the worst of the all-female-civilizations-in-outer-space movies (an admittedly rather pallid lot).

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