Saturday, May 19, 2012
FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)
Clunky FX and all this is still a neat sci-fi flick mostly just cuz the idea is cool even if it doesn't really make much sense in reality and is full of Hollywood cliches. It's also one of those films you would probably appreciate more if you saw it as a kid. Also I can't imagine anyone under maybe the age of 35 would have the patience to sit through this after a lifetime of being conditioned by the mass media machine to need constant cuts and cartoony CGI before something is labelled as a "real" movie.
Does anyone not already know what this is about? A team is shrunk down and sent into a politician's body to save him from a blood clot in the brain by shooting it with a laser beam. It's based on an Isaac Asimov book and has spawned many spoof comedies, crappy 80's sci-fi things and episodes of dumb TV shows. I'm kinda shocked this hasn't been remade badly yet but I'm sure it's only a matter of time. Raquel Welch is thrown in here for sex appeal and Donald Pleasence is the highlight for me playing his usual crazy-man character. Check it out if you're a sci-fi nerd of any sort.