When Worlds Collide (1951)


The title of this film screams 50's sci-fi, and you might think it was a somewhat schlocky movie, but you'd be wrong.
Two planets are heading for the Earth on a collision course, one will pass by very close causing massive tides and destruction, and the other will hit the Earth dead center killing everyone. The plan is to make a space ark that will land a select group of people on the first planet that passed by.
Of course, there are problems.
I was surprised at how enjoyable this movie was. Most sci-fi films of this era were not in color, as this one is. In addition, the special effects are pretty good. I've seen footage of actual planets colliding, and they were pretty close to the mark.
I really liked this film. 8 out of 10 stars.