Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Warner Bros.
Director: Gordon Douglas
Length: 94 min.
Format: DVD
Date Viewed: 9 January

If you are interested in 50s monster films, "Them!" is one of your best bets. The effects are great for the time, and are still a lot of fun (though admittedly, the queens and princesses are disappointingly lame). The camera-work and blocking are both excellent, and it's interesting that some of the better shots were done to allow for 3-D effects that were scrapped for budget concerns (during the film I just thought they were a little ahead of their time). The film does get a little talky during the second act, but this is fairly standard for movies of this era, and it does little to lessen the immense fun had while watching "Them!"


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The little girl saying "them!" Is what makes this a great film

08 January, 2011 11:22  

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