Japanese monster movies have long been a favorite of movie goers around the world for many reasons. They are fascinating, they are creative, and often times they carry a strong moral message. “Voyage Into Space” is no different. If you love a movie that is thrilling and dramatically stunning at the same time, you won’t be disappointed with this classic masterpiece.
Our parable begins with a top secret government group creating a giant android that will safeguard the earth against any and all strange invaders. The automaton is constructed to be controlled by a innocent looking watch that doubles as an advanced communication device. The only warning is that the first character who communicates to the colossal robot through the watch communication device will be the one who it will forever be respectful too.
And the character who speaks first to the massive android is of course a juvenile, blameless boy. He is only playing when he first picks up the timepiece, accidentally of course, and speaks to the robot. But envisage his bewilderment when the robot obeys his every demand, and obediently protects the boy from all manner of destruction that comes his way during this classic section of film making.
At first, it would look as if that the boy has uncovered a loyal friend, capable of shooting missiles from his fingertips, and picking the boy up and taking him on quick jaunts around the globe. But this, of course, can’t last very long as the globe is shortly invaded by staggering transformed aliens from the far reaches of space. This is when the true test of their friendship is determined. Will the boy and his new found automaton friend risk all to protect the earth? Will they even be successful?
At first it comes across as as if the android will be successful and defend the world from the invading monsters, but all is not well. The invading creature is made from a extremely unstable matter, and if he is shot, the whole planet will be ruined. So shooting the alien dead is not an alternative for our authoritative robot idol. He must respond to the worldwide peril with radical measures indeed.
And in a gloomy parable of self sacrifice, the robot grabs the monster, and carries him deep into the depths of space, where he will pose no risk to the harmless population of the world. This, of course, leaves the young man without his buddy, but he learns a priceless lesson. Sometimes you must go to great sacrifices to rescue your associates, even to the point of sacrificing your own life. If you would like to watch a thrilling film with a extreme moral message, look no further than “Voyage Into Space.