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The Beast of Yucca Flats Reviews

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½ April 11, 2012
Not so hot sci-fi flick
March 21, 2012
One of the hardest movies to watch I've seen. I couldn't watch it in one setting, it took me 4 hours to get through it all and I literally was crawling on the floor asking it to stop. The story is horrible and makes no sense, the so called 'Beast' is just Tor Johnson, and the effects are horrible. There aren't any main characters and the narrator just says random things that make no sense. Do not attempt to watch this outside of MST3K.
March 19, 2012
Beast of Yucca Flats is a very wonderful looking picture with superb cinematography and location, but there are two faults with the film that struck this beast dead, dialogue and action. The film has a very strong narrative that is similar to reading a book, but that advantage becomes boring as the film continues with no real audible dialogue. I never thought I would yearn for any scenes featuring someone talking even if it was badly or offensively dubbed. At one point, I wanted to yell shut up at the narrator. The action in the film is also very weak and implausible. One scene involves a Russian scientist chased by assassins. Sure, the proper response is to drive faster, but soon the driver stops his car and the Russian walks out the car and tries to escape by walking which might be an unintentional fat/obese joke. The film may have started pretty well, but melts away into wasted. Beast of Yucca Flats is best avoided as one would to nuclear waste. It is rumored that Sleezboy is to pick up the film and write an unofficial sequel/story known as Yeast of Bucca Flats.
February 22, 2012
The only redeemable thing about this movie is its short length.
½ February 1, 2012
Absolutely the one of the most boring, directionless, pointless "films" I've put myself through. How I made it to the end, I'm not sure, but it felt like I nearly forgot the plot less than 10 minutes after it was over.

It's terrible, but not in the charming, humorous way that I seek.
January 28, 2012
So bad it's good. OK, maybe it's just bad. Great MST3K fare.
½ December 6, 2011
"A flag on the moon... What does it mean?"
November 29, 2011
This decidedly low-budget affair obviously didn't have the money to do sound on-site, so the director cleverly either nixes dialogue completely, or has the conversations take place while character faces can't be seen. (The best example is when two people are talking by the car, we see their bodies, but not their heads.) Most of the important information, however, is conveyed by narration which sounds like it was mimicking old propaganda newsreels.

This is more fun than it is distracting... at least if you're looking to enjoy some old cult film.
½ October 31, 2011
Screw you, Coleman Francis. WORST DIRECTOR EVER!
½ October 19, 2011
This has been well documented as one of the worst movies ever made, perhaps even more so than it should be. It's awful but I've seen far worse with bigger budgets.
October 9, 2011
The problem here is this film is awfull but its not quite awfull enough to be a truly hilarious movie. Theres loads of elements there to help, crap acting, no script, nothing much of anything really! But its just not quite crap enough as daft as that sounds. The narrator is hilarious thou and gets the film going. Tor Johnson bless just walks around looking very tired, probably all that blooming walking. thats all people do here walk aimlessly through the deasert added with scenes of poor car crashes and a plane attack lol! The atomic waste that changes tor does not seem to add anything for him other than a scar. He ends up trying to throttle people aside from one woman who keeps in a cave for some reason! He tries to throttle loads of people then gets shot loads of times. then he dies and a rabbit nibbles him and he comes back to life, strokes the rabbit then dies or comes back to life? i dont really know hes breathing even when hes meant to be dead! Either way its only an hour so its funny enough just not a classic in my eyes.
August 20, 2011
mystery science theater 3000
½ August 18, 2011
really bad, mst3k sonned it out. it was so bad
½ August 12, 2011
Widely considered one of the worst movies ever made, The Beast of Yucca Flats surpasses its badness and becomes good. I think Plan 9 from Outer Space is a better movie than The Beast of Yucca Flats. Plan 9 was pretty funny at points...even if not intentional, but The Beast isn't as funny bad as Plan 9 (though it is pretty close). Tor Johnson continues to be one of the least threatening scary men...he's slow as a turtle and so out of shape (really believable as a nuclear scientist also). If you could name something you shouldn't do in a movie, The Beast of Yucca Flats does it. The movie's dull narrator and the completely unrelated scene at the start of the movie are just highlites of the fun.
½ July 30, 2011
Not so hot sci-fi flick
½ July 4, 2011
The Beast of Yucca Flats is so ineptly told, boringly filmed, and utterly pointless, it's a strong contender for one of the worst films of all time.
½ June 8, 2011
Another one of the all-time worst movies. Grade: F
½ June 4, 2011
Flag on the moon. How did it get there.
½ May 20, 2011
Reminded me a lo of "Eraserhead." A rambling flick. Although it had some intriguing film making ideas if taken in a different direction (lots of sound efx- dialogue off screen) could make for an interesting remake. Michael Bay this IS your calling!
April 13, 2011
Gaze in wonder as nothing happens.
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