|Steve McQueen,...who really doesn't look like a teenager.|
|Amazing for it's time but ultimately poorly used throughout|
What was most disappointing about this film was how little The Blob was in every scene. Sure it's fun seeing what it can do but wouldn’t viewers want to see more? They probably never did. Adding to this was the fact that the death scenes did not even last long on screen. It is to the assumption the reason why the film was no graphic was due to the generation it was released to. This can be understood but it still can be frustrating. Surely someone would be thinking, "So what happened to the victim? Can't we see what happened?". As for the musical score, which was produced by Ralph Carmichael, has a nice tone to whatever scene is currently happening. The only song I have in question is the one at the opening credits. Why so jolly sounding?
As the first of a couple "blob" films, this one isn't a masterpiece but it is something worth admiring for even if the part worth admiring is relatively small. Somehow though, if this movie wasn't about The Blob, this story would ultimately would have been left in the refrigerator where it belonged.
Points Earned --> 6:10