- Forbidden World, aka Mutant in some places, is the second of Roger Corman's classic 1980s Alien rip-offs, and while I enjoyed Galaxy of Terror more overall, there are some aspects of this movie that I feel it did better.
While the Alien influences are certainly still quite heavy, I didn't feel like this was quite as much of a blatant rip-off as Galaxy of Terror was, so I was able to sit back and enjoy this much more as its own thing as opposed to 'just an Alien rip off'. Also, I actually felt this movie handled the characters far better, making them more fun to hang out with for the short 70-odd min runtime, and more memorable overall. Also, the synth score soundtrack was amazeballs. This movie also had more gore in it (Galaxy of Terror had a fair bit as well, but nowhere near what this movie has). However, the creature effects were pretty terrible and laughable here, even by low budget B-Movie standards (an area I loved Galaxy of Terror for), and overall the entire movie looked massively more low budget, even though I'm sure both movies were around the same in terms of budget.
So even though there's some aspects I feel this movie did better, Galaxy of Terror is the one I enjoy more overall. Still, both movies are fun as hell for fans of classic low budget schlocky B-Movies like I am. #BMovieShelfReview#ForbiddenWorld#GalaxyOfTerror#rogercorman#corman#horror#horrormovie#horrormovies#movie#movies#review#reviews#moviereview#moviereviews#minireview#minireviews#scifi#sciencefiction#dvd#bluray#mutant#bmovie#bmovies#horroraddict