Thursday, April 21, 2016
Thursday Movie Picks-Astronauts
This is tough to do this plus the A to Z Challenge but here we go with this week's theme which is Astronauts. To find out what the the others have picked, head on over to Wandering Through The Shelves to see. Here are my three....
1. FORBIDDEN PLANET-1956
I love this movie because it is pretty classy and has some intelligence to it. Yes, this is an early film with the great Leslie Nielsen of the Naked Gun series, who stars as the Captain of a spaceship who land on a planet and find it inhabited by just 2 people, a man and his daughter. Now this daughter is very innocent despite the very, very short skirts she wears and has no idea that her father is ready to go all creepy nuts when he sees she has feelings for the Captain (and vice versa). The crewmen start getting killed, and no, they are not wearing red shirts, so the Captain and his right hand man, the Doc, try to figure this out. This also brought Robbie the Robot to our attention.
2. SPACE COWBOYS-2000
Now this is just goofy fun and not to be taken seriously even if there are some key issues here...namely aging and death but hey! It's still fun. These 4 were the pioneers for the Space program and they are asked to come back since there is some satellite having issues and the technology is so old that only these guys would have a clue to know how to fix it. I love the camaraderie of the 4 actors and wished that Donald Sutherland and James Garner had bigger roles. They play their parts well and it is just a nice movie.
3. THE MARTIAN-2015
I was concerned about this movie since everyone was gushing over this like they did with Gravity(Bleccchhhhh). Anyhoo, this film is excellent and I was really taken with the acting of Matt Damon who had to carry the picture and make it interesting. There were real nail biting scenes along with some very comical ones and done in such a way that it all worked and you can picture that this could actually happen. The effects are great as well as the story. You know Matt Damon's character gets stranded on Mars but then the story starts from there and is special. I would see it if I were you.