The Day Time Ended (1979) starring Jim Davis, Christopher Mitchum, Dorothy Malone, Marcy Lafferty, Natasha Ryan, Scott C. Kolden, Roberto Contreras directed by John 'Bud' Cardos Movie Review

The Day Time Ended (1979)   2/52/52/52/52/5

Jim Davis and Dorothy Malone in The Day Time Ended (1979)

Aliens & Dinosaurs

Grant Williams (Jim Davis) and his son-in-law Richard (Christopher Mitchum - Big Jake) pick up the family from the airport to show them their new solar-powered house which Richard has designed. And it's an impressive house except for some reason it seems to be connected to a supernova from stars hundreds of years ago. And there is the matter of a glowing green pyramid which granddaughter Jenny (Natasha Ryan) finds. All of which leads to an encounter with aliens and dinosaurs.

I will give you 2 reasons why you might want to watch "The Day Time Ended" and the first is the cast. This 70s sci-fi movie features Jim Davis who many will remember from Dallas, the attractive Dorothy Malone as well as Christopher Mitchum. Now I did say because of the cast and made no mention of the characters or the acting which are simply forgettable although not wooden which is something.

The other reason to watch "The Day Time Ended" is because you have a fondness for strange movies which are bad and this one is bad. From plot to special effects this is a real stinker, well come on any movie which combines aliens with dinosaurs is pushing the limits of what can work. And it is not just the plot which feels like it has grasped ideas from other movies because for a movie which wants to put you on edge with weird goings on it rarely creates the right atmosphere.

The outcome of all this is that "The Day Time Ended" becomes one of those movies which you laugh at for being tacky and there is a lot to amuse. From little Jenny being unafraid of a glowing green pyramid to flying doughnut space craft and of course the stop motion special effects which include a dancing little green man to dinosaurs.

What this all boils down to is that "The Day Time Ended" is one of those movies which unless you are fan of bad 70s sci-fi or have fond childhood memories of watching it, it is going to be a bad movie which might make you laugh.