Fantastic Voyage

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"A Fantastic and Spectacular Voyage... Through the Human Body... Into the Brain."
  • PG
  • 1966
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 6.8  (20,418)
  • 72

Fantastic Voyage is a classic science fiction movie from 1966, directed by Richard Fleischer. The movie follows a team of scientists who are given the task of saving a man's life by shrinking themselves down to microscopic size and traveling inside his body to bring out a blood clot that is threatening his life. The movie was innovative for its time and used groundbreaking special effects to create an exciting, visually stunning journey through the human body.

The story begins with a scientist, Dr. Jan Benes (Jean Del Val), fleeing Czechoslovakia with valuable information about a revolutionary process for shrinking humans down to microscopic size. Unfortunately, he is shot, and the bullet lodges near his brain, causing a potentially fatal blood clot. The only way to save him is for a team of scientists to shrink down to miniature size, enter his body, and remove the clot.

The team of scientists is led by the brash, handsome Dr. Duval (Stephen Boyd), who is joined by his ex-girlfriend, the beautiful, red-headed Dr. Cora Peterson (Raquel Welch), as well as Dr. Michaels (Donald Pleasence) and Dr. Owens (Arthur O'Connell). They board a miniaturized submarine, and with the help of a computer, as well as a team of scientists on the outside, they enter Benes' body through a tiny incision in his neck.

Inside the body, the team must navigate through increasingly difficult obstacles, from the constantly moving inner ear to the beating heart. Along the way, they encounter various cells and microorganisms, including white blood cells and antibodies that mistake them for invaders and attack the team.

As they travel deeper into Benes' body, they become aware of a saboteur among them, who is secretly plotting to destroy the mission. The plot thickens as the team members race against time to complete their mission while battling not only the obstacles within Benes' body but also the traitor in their midst.

One notable aspect of Fantastic Voyage is its impressive visual effects. From the stunning way the miniaturization process is depicted to the complex, constantly moving visual landscapes inside Benes' body, the movie creates an immersive, visually stunning experience that still holds up today.

Another standout aspect of the movie is its engaging storyline. The plot is full of twists and turns, and the tension is palpable as the team navigates their way through the increasingly perilous environment inside Benes' body.

The cast of Fantastic Voyage also delivers strong performances. Stephen Boyd is excellent as the daring Dr. Duval, and Raquel Welch is captivating as the intelligent and resourceful Dr. Peterson. Edmond O'Brien gives a standout performance as the team's medical consultant, who operates the miniaturizing machine and provides a lot of the scientific exposition.

Overall, Fantastic Voyage is a classic science fiction movie that still holds up as an engaging and visually stunning adventure. Its innovative special effects and engaging storyline make it a must-watch for anyone interested in classic science fiction movies.

Fantastic Voyage is a 1966 adventure movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 40 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.8 and a MetaScore of 72.

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    1 hr 40 min
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    6.8  (20,418)
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