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Thursday, July 23, 2009

FANTASTIC VOYAGE (1966)


Baby boomers have an inexplicable soft-spot* for this slow moving adventure yarn about a motley mix of doctors & military types who shrink all the way down to the size of a microbe (along with a submarine) so they can be injected into the blood stream of a comatose VIP. It was dopey but fun back when . . . now, it’s just dopey. They’re remaking it with lots of CGI and (hopefully) 3-D effects and you’d have to be pretty hardcore to mind much. Amuse yourself trying to guess which actor ‘went up’ the most in each scene (I vote for Edmund O’Brien, even when he’s not in the scene you can feel him supressing his giggles) and be appalled at the approving mention of intelligent design creationism. So much for all that scientific mumbo-jumbo. *Okay, okay, I know. Maybe it's young & yummy Raquel Welch.

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