Regarded as one of the best sci-fi films from the 1950s, The Forbidden Planet (1956) reflects a very optimistic view on technological progress and possibilities.
Neither cost nor effort was spared to represent the future in the grand scenes with futuristic colour schemes of The Forbidden Planet. A group of astronauts arrives on a planet where they come across deserted technology that can solve and fulfil all earthly problems and wishes. Not only can the machines produce infinite amounts of energy and stuff, but they can also enhance your intelligence many times. Yet it is man himself who threatens to throw a spanner in the works.