Wild Wild Planet (1965)

Article #591 by Dave Sindelar
Viewing Date: 10-27-2003
Posting Date: 3-22-2003

A commander investigates a series of disappearances of people, which leads him to a plot to create a perfect race.

You will notice the title, WILD WILD PLANET, is designed to conjure up visions of wild sixties culture, and one would expect something overdone and campy; other than a scene in which the heroes fight with a bunch of women in nighties and black panties, there is very little outrageous enough to warrant your attention here. The special effects are awful, but this wouldn’t be fatal if the story were lively, but alas, a promising premise degenerates into confusion and tedium. The bad dubbing once again doesn’t help matters (does it ever?), but it appears that the movie may be of a little interest except to those who feel garish colors and bizarre costumes make for a great movie; I would prefer a solid story, myself.


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