Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women
Astronauts landing on Venus encounter dangerous creatures and almost meet sexy Venusian women. The astronauts kill a creature that is worshiped by the Venusian women who then attempt to use their powers of nature to kill the astronauts but fail. At last, the astronauts leave the planet and their robot that was burnt by the volcano fire is placed as a god by the Venusian women who have already destroyed the statue of their previous god (a bird).
Cheesy (and bad) sci-fi flicks were commonplace in the 50s and 60s. There were those that were so bad that they were good and those that were just plain awful. Voyage to the Planet of the Prehistoric Women falls into the latter category.
There really isn’t much I liked about this film, if anything, so let’s get right to what I didn’t like, shall we?
Why, Mamie? I, along with many people, consider Mamie van Doren to be the #3 bombshell of this time, behind Jayne (Mansfield) and Marilyn (Monroe). I believe that she is a much better actress than she was given credit for. Films like this definitely didn’t help her cause. I’ve heard better readings of stuff when I was in elementary school and learning to read.
Special effects. Often times, I talk about the Godzilla films, and how those effects are bad, even for the time they were released. Well, there is no excuse for these bad effects, mainly because I’ve seen films that were released earlier and had better effects. Now, I do take into account that this may have been a cheaply made flick, it sure looks like it, but they could have done better.
False advertising. Prehistoric women? Seriously? The only thing prehistoric about this was that dinosaur “god” they had, so I don’t really understand the title.
I think you can guess that I did not like this film. Even a handful of sexy, scantily clad (for the late 60s) women couldn’t keep this flick from going down the tubes. I can’t say crash and burn, because that would imply it started out good. This is the kind of film one would expect to have seen on Mystery Science Theater 3000 back when it was on. Otherwise, there really is no reason to even acknowledge it exists.
1/2 out of 5 stars