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Will you leave earth? When Worlds Collide

Updated on October 2, 2014

Won the 1951 Academy Award for Special Effects

Movie Poster of When Worlds Collide
Movie Poster of When Worlds Collide | Source

Finally, a movie I really enjoyed. Actually, I recommended this movie last summer to my daughter and son-in-law in southern Utah, Wayne County, where they are on the committed to select movies for BIFF - the Bicknell International Film Festival. Each year they have a theme, and last year it was science fiction movies. They look for B movies that are so bad they are fun to watch, in retrospect. This was a third or fourth choice for them.

What I like about the film is the premise. What would you do if a meteor were approaching earth that would do devastation like the one that extinguished the dinosaurs? Would you attempt to build a space ship leave the planet? That is what they decided. But, who decides who goes? THAT is the rest of the story.

It is a bit of a Noah's Ark kind of question. Do you take lots of single males and females? Do you take married couples? Do you take scientists? Do you break up families? What would you do, if you had a choice?

Of course, any choice will raise objections. Any choice process with raise objections. As the end approaches, panic sets in, in the general populace, of course. How is that going to be handled? Will the mobs destroy the rocket and prevent it from taking off, no matter who is on it? Will your favorites make it on board as passengers? Do you want them to be, actually? These are questions this film addresses, and asks each of us to think about. I enjoyed watching it again last summer. I hope you will to! ;-)

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Karen1960: Neat! ;-)

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      Karen1960 3 years ago

      Got the poster for this on my wall. Enjoyable film - the special effects were amazing for their time. The book's good too.

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      William Leverne Smith 3 years ago from Hollister, MO

      @Ibidii: Me too! Thanks for adding your comment!

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      Ibidii 3 years ago

      I love these older Sci Fi movies! I grew up watching them in B & W on TV. George Pal was awesome with his special effects! Great review!

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      Deborah Carr 4 years ago from Orange County, California

      This sounds like a very thought-provoking movie. I will have to check it out!

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      Susan Deppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Love the trailer! This seems so timely, too. Great review!

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      tonyleather 4 years ago

      Excellent Film!

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