Friday, April 9, 2010
Meep Pic Of The Week: The Puppet Masters (1994)
The Puppet Masters
A Hollywood Pictures Release
Original Theatrical Release Date: October 21st, 1994
DVD Release: Yes
The Puppet Masters from 1994 will never go down on record as the premier adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein, but given a chance you'll be in for a fun ride. What I like most about this picture is that doesn't take itself so deadly serious as a lot of films do in this genre. It's a slick, fast-paced SciFier with plenty of action, humor and even a good dose of sexiness (Thankfully Star Donald Sutherland doesn't disrobe) Co-stars Eric Thal and Julie Warner on the surface seemed mismatched, but generate a considerable chemistry.
Through the movie's slam bang pace, we actually find ourselves caring for these crazy kids. MASTERS would make a fun double bill with 1978's Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (also starring Sutherland) or better yet, the most successful Heinlein adaptation to screen: 1997's Starship Troopers.