This is one those fifties movies that hits that sweet spot of being silly and well made. This was an Allied Artists production and was shot in color. If you see a fifties movie shot in color you know that they normally had a decent budget. That is confirmed with a great set for the spaceship. They have all sorts of neat looking instruments and chairs that recline for takeoff and acceleration. When you watch as many low budget science fiction movies as I do you notice these sorts of things. We also get a lot of mutant cavemen and if you pay close attention, they don’t use the same mask for all of them. They all look different which is them paying attention to detail and taking their time to do things right. Like I said this movie is very well made.
|...and some lovely ladies!|
Just to be clear while I was amused by this and wished we had a bit more of a serious story the above isn’t a deal breaker. There is plenty of action including some giant spiders that they have to fight that I totally forgot about. World without End isn’t perfect, but I do like it. I can easily recommend it to anyone looking for some fun mindless fifties’ fun.
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