20 Million Miles to Earth

Part XI in our Classic Sci-Fi series!

We wrap up our Ray Harryhausen highlights with one of his more interesting creations in his 1950s "Destruction" series. The Ymir holds the distinction of being in the top ten Original Monsters of the era, that is to say it's not simply a dinosaur or giant insect. It manages to mingle great atmosphere and mystery for it's first act, yet as the film goes on it becomes a more predictable and by-the-numbers monster fare. Does it still hold up and, more intriguingly, does it deserve a remake? How far have we come from 20 Million Miles to Earth!

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