Saturday, November 3, 2007

No. 30 - Fantastic Planet

One of the trippiest films of the 70's, Fantastic Planet is a surreal, animated science-fiction parable set on a distant planet Ygam, which is ruled by the Traags, a race of blue-skinned giants. The Traags have enslaved and domesticated human-like creatures known as Oms. There are also untamed Oms lurking on the outskirts of civilization.

One day, a domesticated Om named Terr escapes and leads a rebellion of wild Oms to topple the Traag's tyrannical empire.

Director Rene Laloux creates a truly unique world, with strange landscapes, odd plant life and bizarre creatures. Best of all is the use of vibrant colors. Great stoner movie.

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