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Old 04-12-2012, 18:58
AdNoctum
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Rocketship XM (1950) 7/10 or XM* the * is explained on the poster for the movie as standing for eXpedition Moon. They never actually get to the moon and are diverted to Mars where after traipsing across the Martian landscape, (cleverly tinted red in this B&W movie), wearing oxygen masks which make then look like they were auditioning for the part of Bane 63 years too early! They soon discover the ruined remenants of a Martian civilization and realise that that old chestnut so unfairly blamed for every mutant insect, awakened dinosaur and natural disaster of 1950's Hollywood, atomic bombs, is to blame! Not a bad movie apart from the clever use of tinting really a product of its sci-fi cold war age.
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