Trailers from Hell: Joe Dante on 'The Invisible Boy,' Robby the Robot's Follow-up to 'Forbidden Planet'

Video
by Trailers From Hell
August 22, 2012 1:03 PM
1 Comment
  • |

"The Invisible Boy"
"The Robots Are Due on Elm St!" week continues at Trailers from Hell, today with director-cinephile Joe Dante introducing Robby the Robot's sophomore acting effort, "The Invisible Boy."

Sci fi icon Robby the Robot followed his breakthrough role in Forbidden Planet with a comparative B picture which nonetheless gave him better billing. Despite its many amusing qualities, this one has pretty much slipped through the cracks and is seldom mentioned in the company of more famous A.I. pix like Colossus and 2001. But it's arguably the first of the computers vs. mankind movies. Although Robby's subsequent career has had its inevitable ups and downs (an unfortunate over-reliance on motor oil sidelined him for awhile), he's still a popular model for Japanese toys and has his own Wikipedia page.

Video
  • |

More: Trailers, Trailers from Hell, Video

You might also like:

1 Comment

  • Commander Adams | August 22, 2012 1:44 PMReply

    I think it's about time Robby guest-starred on The Big Bang Theory, don't you? Sheldon would be much pleased :)

Free Indie Movies and Documentaries    

Email Updates

Most "Liked"

  • LISTEN: On KCRW's The Treatment, Mindy ...
  • Brad Pitt to Star in David Michôd's ...
  • Arthouse Audit: 'Only Lovers Left Alive' ...
  • Fox's Jim Gianopulos to Deliver USC ...
  • Pulitzer Prize Winners Unveiled
  • The Highs and Lows of the Meaningless ...
  • Watch: Highlights from Seth Rogen's ...
  • Box Office Top Ten: 'Captain America' ...
  • Career Watch: As 'Mad Men' Enters Its ...
  • Brie Larson Goes Into the 'Room,' Lenny ...