Cosmic Man [VHS]

August 2, 2014 - Comment

Virtually The Day the Earth Stood Still retold, The Cosmic Man is another moralistic antiwar film with a kindly, intelligent alien who makes the U.S. Army look like destructive dunderheads. Bruce Bennett stars as the Robert Oppenheimer-type scientist who feels guilty about having created the atomic bomb and is now cautious about the relationship between

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Virtually The Day the Earth Stood Still retold, The Cosmic Man is another moralistic antiwar film with a kindly, intelligent alien who makes the U.S. Army look like destructive dunderheads. Bruce Bennett stars as the Robert Oppenheimer-type scientist who feels guilty about having created the atomic bomb and is now cautious about the relationship between science and the military. He’s called in to investigate a mysterious floating white sphere believed to be from outer space. John Carradine is the helpful alien the army brass wants to exploit until they begin to fear his superior powers. Bennett fights to understand and save the Cosmic Man from trigger-happy soldiers and toady scientists. The special effects are charming because of their cheapness. The Cosmic Man first appears in negative but passes himself off as human by wearing a trench coat and kooky glasses with eyes painted on them. Add to that some hams in supporting actor roles and occasionally ridiculous dialogue. Look for Griffith Park Observatory doubling as a science lab! –Margaret Griffis

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Richard J. Oravitz says:

COSMIC BARGAIN!!! This is a GREAT BARGAIN PACK of Image 1950’s sci-fi dvds…The transfers are wonderful! COSMIC MAN looks just like it did when I saw it at the theater eons ago!!!…& it is my favorite of the three. FLYING SAUCER is a little slow with not much happening, but this is a VERY EARLY entry into the sci-fi genre & STRANGER FROM VENUS is kind of a remake/take-off on THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL, as is COSMIC MAN!…So if you want to see some very good invader-friendly 1950’s message oriented films in…

Richard J. Oravitz says:

COSMIC ENJOYMENT!!! 0

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