Monday, October 12, 2015
The 1958 Teenage Caveman is a standard Roger Corman low budget affair that is probably best known for its MST3K treatment. I will say that it's nearly unwatchable without the wise-cracking robots.
If you're a 1958 director with little to no budget then a caveman movie is a reasonable choice. Costumes take very little effort and it's easy to pad with stock footage and occasional stop-motion animation.
The film presents the hardships of being a twenty-something teenage caveman. Said hardships include wooing the blonde love interest, disobeying authority by crossing a forbidden river and fighting grown men in rubber dinosaur outfits. All of the actors involved are a) over-emoters or b) only present because producers were unable to hire anyone who actually wanted to be there.
I suppose I should give a spoiler warning (as if there is a person on earth who doesn't want the ending ruined..) *** Spoiler! *** This ridiculous movie culminates with the revelation that the cavemen are living in a post nuclear holocaust world.
Which brings us to: Teenage Caveman (2002)