King Dinosaur (1955) Movie Review

King Dinosaur (1955)

1955 Sci-Fi, Adventure

User Score: 60/100


A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova...

This is a "fun to watch because its so bad" movie. And make no mistake, it’s bad. A new planet is discovered and named Nova. We send, instead of astronauts, 4 scientists, to explore the planet which looks remarkably like Earth. We have 2 female and 2 male scientists for easy pairing up. These 4 are so adventurous that after only a few days, one of the women says, "Let’s just finish up so we can get out of this awful place"! That’s the spirit. Our intrepid explorers run into a lemur, an alligator, a bee the size of a house and eventually King Dinosaur. King Dinosaur doesn’t make an appearance until almost the end of the film and then it’s quite obviously an iguana. To complete their mission of stupidity, the 4 scientists set off an atomic bomb and actually state, "we did it, we brought civilization to planet Nova." Ohhhkaayy.

There is no point to this movie as well as no plot, no acting or direction being done and nothing you could call a real special effect. But, if you like bad sci-fi like I do, this one’s a keeper.

About King Dinosaur (1955)

Title: King Dinosaur
Starring: Marvin Miller, Bill Bryant, William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson, Patti Gallagher
Director: Bert I. Gordon
Score: 1.5 / 5 stars
Avg. Rating: 3/5 stars from 5 users. Votes: 5.
Genre: Sci-Fi, Adventure

King Dinosaur Cover Poster Art

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