Bert I, Gordon
Bert I. Gordon
First posted in
a different form
on July 15, 2010
A restful retreat for two friends turns to tragedy as one of them dies of massive poisoning. Meanwhile a remote farmhouse becomes a place of horrors as chickens grow to enormous size. But these are but the least of the threat brought on by the Food of the Gods.
This is one of the Giant Monster movies Bert I. Gordon is best known for, featuring not one, not two, but three types of giant creatures to plague the protagonists. It stems from the first part of H. G. Well’s classic novel of the same name, but stems is all you can say about it.
In comparison to the Giant Monster Movies that came out of the Seventies, Food of the Gods isn’t that bad. This isn’t saying very much as its competition includes such winners as The Giant Spider Invasion and Empire of the Ants. It’s an average sort of creature feature, in other words. No better or worse for that (1 point). In fact, the F/X works tend to be rather good for the period.
Though sadly we’ll becoming back to that point before long.
Personally, I love Food of the Gods. The story, which does have its problems, doesn’t bother me and it has Pamela Franklin, one of my all time favorite actresses, in it. I have fun watching it and even as I write this I’m wishing I could see it again (2 points)
There is, though, one inescapable problem. There’s some very obvious violence against the rats in the F/X. While it bothers me to see, it doesn’t affect my over all enjoyment of the film. However I can see where it might someone else’s. Thus I’m filing Food of the Gods as NOT RECOMMENDED.
Overall Score: 3 (-) total point out of a possible 4 (-_-)p