Fred Wilcox

Director of Forbidden Planet and others.

Really Like It Forbidden Planet (1956) -- One of the earliest big science fiction movies with lots of things going for it.  The sets and special effects look good even today.  The characters are pretty likeable.  You get to see Leslie Neilson not doing a parody.  The jokes are funny, especially the risqué sex jokes.  And it's sexy, with Anne Francis looking really hot and leggy.  The story is good, too, rooted in Freudian psychology in an interesting way that I haven't exactly seen in presented this way in other movies.

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