King Dinosaur

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"SEE...A prehistoric world of fantastic adventure come to life!"
  • NR
  • 1955
  • 1 hr 3 min
  • 2.2  (1,618)

King Dinosaur is a science-fiction movie released in 1955. The film is directed by Bert I. Gordon and stars William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, and Douglas Henderson. The film narrates an extraordinary adventure that leads a group of scientists to an unknown land, where they encounter prehistoric creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The movie begins with an announcement of a groundbreaking discovery, as a team of scientists has found a new planet named Nova. The planet has similar conditions to Earth, and it is believed to be habitable. However, the team of scientists has not yet explored Nova, and some believe that it may be inhabited by undiscovered species.

The story centers on the team's mission to explore and document planet Nova. The team consists of Dr. Richard Gordon (William Bryant), his assistant Dr. Karen Grant (Wanda Curtis), Dr. Ralph Martin (Douglas Henderson), and Dr. Patricia Bennett (Patti Gallagher). They board a spaceship named Vega and set off on their journey across space.

The scientists land on Nova and are amazed by its beauty. However, as they start their exploration, they encounter gigantic creatures, including a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The team is forced to leave their spaceship and survive in the wild, as they try to find a way to escape the planet safely.

The special effects in this film are relatively primitive, but that is not necessarily a criticism. Despite budgetary limitations, the film does an excellent job of creating a believable world. The "dinosaurs" in the film are portrayed by real reptiles, and the barren landscapes give a hauntingly beautiful picture of an otherworldly landscape.

As the group of scientists navigates the unknown planet, they encounter several prehistoric creatures, including a giant spider, a giant monitor lizard, and a prehistoric bird. The team also discovers a human-like intelligent race, who have been living on Nova for thousands of years. The intelligent species is seen communicating and living in harmony with the prehistoric creatures.

Apart from the fantastical creatures, King Dinosaur also delves into themes surrounding gender roles in society. The movie takes a patriarchal view of gender roles, with Dr. Richard Gordon being the leader of the group and Dr. Karen Grant being his assistant. Nevertheless, the theme is subtly examined through Karen's active involvement in the team's decision-making process and actions.

Overall, King Dinosaur is an awe-inspiring film with an exciting plot. It is a classic Science Fiction movie that laid out most of the tropes that we have come to love in the genre. The film provides a glimpse of the primitive nature of special effects during the era and allows us to dream of a bygone time. It is a perfect movie for fans of the Science Fiction genre who are looking for a cinematic feast that provides a window into the past.

King Dinosaur is a 1955 science fiction movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 3 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.2.

King Dinosaur
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    2.2  (1,618)