It was quite interesting, even the naivety in it was. Of course they had to insert a meaningless romance in there, but if I forget about that I can safely say the movie was a good trigger to a lot of later science fiction.
Sci-fi Shakespeare might have been an interesting concept, but I enjoyed Robby & Leslie more. Some pretty cool classic special effects in thrown in, too (including firing the beast scene), I can say for which had set a groundbreaking standard at the time and has still influenced many sci-fi filmmakers today. (What about mentioning some of Francis' dresses inspiring Agutter's later in LOGAN'S RUN?) 3/5