History Film / TwentyMillionMilesToEarth

21st Dec '14 3:10:33 PM Gideoncrawle
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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Ymir eats sulfur.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Ymir eats sulfur. It also has neither heart nor lungs, which is the stated reason why firearms don't hurt it much.



* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The poor Ymir. Oh so much.

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* EverythingTryingToKillYou: The poor Ymir. Oh so much.Ymir could scarcely see living on Earth in any other light, considering what it gets put through.
16th Apr '14 1:33:19 PM Kooshmeister
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* EagleLand: The American military officers in Sicily, at least according to Unte.



* JerkAssHasAPoint: Unte, for all his hostility towards the Americans and his obsession with killing the Ymir, ''is'' clearly just trying to do his job as commisario.

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* JerkAssHasAPoint: Unte, for all his hostility towards the Americans and his obsession with killing the Ymir, ''is'' clearly just trying to do his job as commisario.commisario and it can be argued he is right that Calder's efforts to take the Ymir alive cause more harm than good.
16th Apr '14 1:31:22 PM Kooshmeister
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* DownerEnding: The Ymir is killed by the military after escaping what can only be described as torture, making him even more sympathetic.

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* DownerEnding: The Ymir is killed by the Italian military after escaping what can only be described as torture, making him even more sympathetic.


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* JerkAssHasAPoint: Unte, for all his hostility towards the Americans and his obsession with killing the Ymir, ''is'' clearly just trying to do his job as commisario.


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* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Contino is quite helpful and friendly to the visiting American military officers.
13th Jan '14 9:08:04 AM TVRulezAgain
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* WhatTheHellHero: Oh so many! First little Pepe (the boy who found the Ymir's capsule) steals government property to sell to Doctor Leonardo. Then Doctor Lenoardo and his granddaughter seem to go out of there way to show the newborn creature as ''little'' compassion and human decency as possible. Then Col. Calder decides that the best way to capture the creature "safely" is to poke it with a prod several times. Though the award for biggest ''idiot'' goes to the zoologists who kept pumping electricity into the poor Ymir to keep it restrained.

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* WhatTheHellHero: Oh so many! First little Pepe (the boy who found the Ymir's capsule) steals government property to sell to Doctor Leonardo. Then Doctor Lenoardo and his granddaughter seem to go out of there way to show the newborn creature as ''little'' compassion and human decency as possible. Then Col. Calder decides that the best way to capture the creature "safely" is to poke it with a prod several times. Though the award for biggest ''idiot'' goes to the zoologists who kept pumping electricity into the poor Ymir to keep it restrained.restrained.
* WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: The Ymir.
6th Jan '14 8:55:59 PM LeeM
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Originally shot in black and white because Harryhausen didn't have the budget or equipment to create the FX in color. Many yeas later he authorized colorized versions of this and two other early movies.


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Originally shot in black and white because Harryhausen didn't have the budget or equipment to create the FX in color. Many yeas years later he authorized colorized versions of this and two other early movies.

6th Jan '14 8:55:26 PM LeeM
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Originally shot in black and white because Harryhausen didn't have the budget or equipment to create the FX in color. Many yeas later he authorized colorized versions of this and two other early movies.

24th Jun '13 2:22:00 PM firejewel
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* BizarreAlienBiology: The Ymir eats sulfur.



* HumansAreMorons: Not only did humans steal the Yimr from his home before he was even born. There are many moments in which people keep doing things that are obviously morally ambiguous (at best) to the poor alien.



* InnocentAliens: The poor little Yimr started out as one.



* WhatTheHellHero: Oh so many! First little Pepe (the boy who found the Ymir's capsule) steals government property to sell to Doctor Leonardo. Then Doctor Lenoardo and his granddaughter seem to go out of there way to show the newborn creature a ''little'' compassion and human decency as possible. Then Col. Calder decides that the best way to capture the creature "safely" is to poke it with a prod several times. Though the award for biggest ''idiot'' goes to the zoologists who kept flowing electricity into the poor Ymir to keep it restrained.

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* StrappedToAnOperatingTable: The Yimr gets tied down to a large operating table in order to pump it's body with enough electicity to keep it sedated. It doesn't last very long...
* WhatTheHellHero: Oh so many! First little Pepe (the boy who found the Ymir's capsule) steals government property to sell to Doctor Leonardo. Then Doctor Lenoardo and his granddaughter seem to go out of there way to show the newborn creature a as ''little'' compassion and human decency as possible. Then Col. Calder decides that the best way to capture the creature "safely" is to poke it with a prod several times. Though the award for biggest ''idiot'' goes to the zoologists who kept flowing pumping electricity into the poor Ymir to keep it restrained.
24th Jun '13 2:09:34 PM firejewel
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On the return journey, thirteen months after leaving, the rocket is crippled by a meteor and crashes into the Mediterranean Sea off the southern coast of Sicily. The film begins as the two surviving crewmen are rescued by local fishermen before the vessel sinks beneath the waves and are taken to the local hotel. Camped nearby are an Italian zoologist, Dr. Leonardo, and his American granddaughter Marisa, who is, fortunately, a medical student. Marisa tends to the crew herself, Dr. Sharman dies, whilst Col. Robert Calder survives. Calder determines to locate a specimen they brought with them to study how the creature survives and therefore prepare another expedition to tap into the planet's resources. In his dying breaths, Dr. Sharman had different thoughts: he considered the creature a dangerous threat and beseeched Calder to find it and destroy it to prevent the creature causing destruction and carnage on Earth. Meanwhile, the specimen, an egg shrouded in jelly within a metal cylinder, washes ashore and is found by a local boy, who then sells it to Dr. Leonardo.

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On the return journey, thirteen months after leaving, the rocket is crippled by a meteor and crashes into the Mediterranean Sea off the southern coast of Sicily. The film begins as the two surviving crewmen are rescued by local fishermen before the vessel sinks beneath the waves and are taken to the local hotel. Camped nearby are an Italian zoologist, Dr. Leonardo, and his American granddaughter Marisa, who is, fortunately, a medical student. Marisa tends to the crew herself, Dr. Sharman dies, whilst Col. Robert Calder survives. Calder determines to locate a specimen they brought with them to study how the creature survives and therefore prepare another expedition to tap into in the planet's resources. In his dying breaths, Dr. Sharman had different thoughts: he considered the creature a dangerous threat and beseeched Calder to find it and destroy it to prevent the creature causing destruction and carnage on Earth.hostile environment. Meanwhile, the specimen, an egg shrouded in jelly within a metal cylinder, washes ashore and is found by a local boy, who then sells it to Dr. Leonardo.



It is found by the Italian army and American army only to be chased into a trap. However, by this point, the Ymir has grown to approximately 10 ft high. The army ensnare the Ymir in an electric net and it is and transported to a zoo in Rome. Believing the situation is over, and themselves safe at last, Calder and Marisa begin to develop a romantic relationship.

After studying the Ymir for some time, something goes wrong in the zoo's laboratory when an accident disrupts the flow of electricity. The Ymir escapes and is attacked by an elephant. Victorious after the battle, the Ymir then goes on a rampage, smashing through buildings. Calder chases the Ymir into the Tiber River in Rome. Promptly resurfacing, the Ymir attacks the human threat and smashes through the bridge. Firearms are little use against the Ymir.

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It is found by the Italian army and American army only to be chased into a trap. However, by this point, the Ymir has grown to approximately 10 ft high. The army ensnare the Ymir in an electric net and it is and transported to a zoo in Rome. Believing the situation is over, and themselves safe at last, Calder and Marisa begin to develop a romantic relationship.

relationship. After studying the Ymir for some time, something goes wrong in the zoo's laboratory when an accident disrupts the flow of electricity.electricity in the lab. The Ymir escapes and is attacked by an elephant. Victorious after the battle, the Ymir then goes on a rampage, smashing through buildings. Calder chases the Ymir into the Tiber River in Rome. Promptly resurfacing, the Ymir attacks the human threat and smashes through the bridge. Firearms are little use against the Ymir.






* {{Badass}}

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* {{Badass}}{{Badass}}: The Ymir.



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* WhatTheHellHero: Oh so many! First little Pepe (the boy who found the Ymir's capsule) steals government property to sell to Doctor Leonardo. Then Doctor Lenoardo and his granddaughter seem to go out of there way to show the newborn creature a ''little'' compassion and human decency as possible. Then Col. Calder decides that the best way to capture the creature "safely" is to poke it with a prod several times. Though the award for biggest ''idiot'' goes to the zoologists who kept flowing electricity into the poor Ymir to keep it restrained.
18th May '13 11:33:00 AM SeptimusHeap
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'''20 Million Miles to Earth''' is a 1957 American science fiction film developed using the stop-motion animation talents of RayHarryhausen.

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'''20 Million Miles to Earth''' is a 1957 American science fiction film developed using the stop-motion animation talents of RayHarryhausen.
Creator/RayHarryhausen.
18th May '13 11:09:17 AM SeptimusHeap
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* HarryhausenMovie
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