The Incredible Shrinking Man
Directed by Jack Arnold
This is the story of a man who, after going through a mysterious mist on a boat trip, begins inexplicably shrinking until he finally has to live in the doll house.
All right, so that might sound like a ridiculous premise that is dated and stupid. Or, at least, that is what I thought going into this film. However, it is actually good, which reminds me yet again that sci fi movies from the 50s are underrated and quite watchable.
A shout out has to go out to the actors in this film. It would have been easy for them to be extremely over the top but they actually make the characters believable, even though they are dealing with unbelievable experiences.
In high school, I had to do a project in my video class where we had to film ourselves interacting with our miniature selves. It was very easy to do then but I suspect in the 50s it was no small feat. So kudos to them.
My only complaint is that they had to shove religion down our throats at the last minute. If the filmmakers wanted to have a religious theme, they should have introduced the concept a little earlier in the movie. As is, the ending seems rather corny.
The large water drops effect was made my filling condoms with water.