Sunday, April 26, 2009

The Creation of the Humanoids

The Creation of the Humanoids is a 1962 post-apocalyptic science fiction film based on a novel by Jack Williamson. The music is electronic. The movie starts with a voice-over narration telling of the atomic war that killed 92% of the human population and left the fertility rate too low. The acting is consistently stiff. I love this quote from early on:
There are always ultra-conservative pressure groups set against advancement.

AMC offers it online:

Moria considers it "a highly underrated gem of considerable worth" and says, "There are some parts of the film that are just beautifully written science-fiction" and
Indeed The Creation of the Humanoids is a perfect illustration of how science-fiction should work as a literature of ideas, rather than of special effects.

DVDTalk calls it "a progressive and serious sci-fi opus".

10/11/2009: Radiation Cinema has a lengthy review of the plot.

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