The silliest part is the first, Dr Who and the Daleks, and the story is also the weakest. Dr Who (Peter Cushing), his grandchild and some other female relative (I think...) + her boyfriend travels in time and arrives at an unknown planet where the Daleks rule. The Daleks look like R2-D2 in puberty, has a loud screaming voice and are more or less harmless. Especially if you use stairs. They want to exterminate (actually, they want to exterminate EVERYTHING ALL THE TIME!) a people consisting of what gay men looked like in sixties movies and of course Dr Who and his friends helps them to defeat those smoke-squirting trash cans.
No, I'm not negative to this movie. It's a lovely little matinée with Peter Cushing obviously enjoying himself tremendously, which I can understand after all the dark parts he's done before and after. Roy Castle is the comic relief and don't do that well, but he's still a good actor - but the comedy seem a bit to forced to be really funny. The look of the movie is cheap, but fun. The sets are plywood all the way and the set design isn't that good, but at least very colorful.
It's worth watching just for Cushing, but I just think it's a bit to weak to make any hoopla about.
But now comes the reason why it's good with sequels, because Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. - who came the year after - is a damn fine little sci-fi movie which is much more serious and darker than the first one. It still has comedy, but Bernard Cribbins is funny and makes the slapstick work, especially the scene where he's forced to pretend to be one of the human slaves of the Daleks. And yes, the soldier-slaves makes it so much better. Now I can understand how the Daleks can EX-TER-MI-NATE everybody and everyone, because they brainwash people do do their dirty work! The Daleks don't speak so god damn slow this time either, which only is good.
Invasion Earth is filled with cool sets and locations. The destroyed London is atmospheric and gritty, the UFO's are cool and big, the mining-area looks good and all these places is also filled with a lot of impressive action and adventure. There's some cool stunts, a lot of explosions and stuff getting destroyed. It reminded me of Toho sometimes. The characters they meet are darker and more egoistic, and therefore more realistic.
Neither of these movies are masterpieces, but Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. is with out a doubt the best one and clearly superior in every way compared with the first one.
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