March 1, 2011

They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

Today's movie is actually based on a book. No joke. The book in question is called "The Gods Hate Kansas." Since "They Came From Beyond Space" is set in England, I'm guessing that there a differences between the movie and the book, but since I've never read the book I don't know that for sure.

Synopsis: When several meteors crash land in a field in England, the scientist are that are sent to investigate have their bodies taken over by aliens. The aliens quickly close off the area around the meteor, but one scientist is immune to the aliens due to a metal plate in his head and he sets out to find out what they are planing. 

This movie is a lot like invasion of the body snatchers, only in that movie the point of the Aliens was to take over the world, here their motives are a little more benign, as they are only trying to repair their ship and return home.

This movie is just kinda there. I can't say it's good, but I also can't really fault it either. It just sort of exists. There isn't anything to crazy about it, I mean other the aliens coming to Earth in the first place. Although the site of a guy wearing a metal basket on his head to keep the Aliens from controlling his mind is kinda funny, but it's really the only moment of complete silliness in this film.

They Came From Beyond Space gets 3 out 5 on the Cheese-O-Meter.

Until next time, see you on the front line.


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