Thursday, May 04, 2006

Top 10 Sci Fi Films

Guardian Unlimited assembled an expert panel to decide the top 10. How does your list coincide? Hmmmm...I'm gonna go through each one and comment on it. 1. Blade Runner (1982) Dir: Ridley Scott A movie sitting on my shelf. I haven't seen it yet, but I should watch it, considering it's number freaking one on this list. 2. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) Dir: Stanley Kubrick Haven't seen this one either. I've had several chances before when I was very small, but I didn't have the attention span. I should check this one out too. 3. Star Wars (1977)/Empire Strikes Back (1980) Ah here we go. Ever since Episode III came out a lot of people are digging out the original trilogy again and watching it, and realizing how crappy the prequels truely were. I mean, the prequels can't compare with the character development in V. these movies were great Science Fiction movies, but they're more Fantasy really. Timeless. Moving on... 4. Alien (1979) Dir: Ridley Scott Don's favorite movie(s) are the Alien movies, and I sort of like them. The scene with the alien bursting out of the stomach is probably the most famous sci-fi scene of all time. Moving on... 5. Solaris (1972) Dir: Andrei Tarkovsky I really want to see this one after reading the description, so gotta add it to my "movies to see" list. To come to think of it, that's probably a good idea. I'll do that. That way I can remember all these sci-fi movies I need to see. 6. Terminator (1984)/T2: Judgment day (1991) Dir: James Cameron I have the latter 2 of these movies on VHS and I must say, first of all, that the CGI in Judgement day is probably the oldest CGI that you can look at today and not laugh at. It was serious quality for the time, and if you look at it now, it still looks great. Visual Effects aside, however, the ending to Terminator 3 sucks. Which makes me glad that it didn't make it up there. 7. The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) Dir: Robert Wise Haven't seen this one either. It's pretty old...I wonder if it's in the public domain (IE Bittorrent) 8. War of the Worlds (1953) Dir: Byron Haskin I've seen the Steven Speilberg version of this movie that came out last year, and it was okay. I'd rather read the book than see the 1953 version though. (If only the radio play was recorded) 9. The Matrix (1999) Dir: Andy & Larry Wachowski . Now this is great. This is one of my favoritest movies. This, and The Matrix Reloaded. Not Matrix Revolutions. I really hope that the Wachowski brothers would put some more great stuff out. V for Vendetta was great. One thing this article says about The Matrix is that the science is missing. While that may be true, it was replaced with philosophy and H4X0R15M LAWLS. 10. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Dir: Steven Spielberg Haven't seen this one either...hmm.... Allright, so what did I think was missing? Lemme think about that for a sec... -While I want to associate HGTTG with everything Science Fiction, I can't here, cause the movie wasn't that great -It's too soon to declare Serenity an instant Sci-Fi classic, time will tell. But if you haven't seen this movie, see it! Wow, my mind's gone blank. Post in the comments if you think of any! Later.

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2 comments:

Robert N said...

Here's an idea, if you want to write about 10 movies and give your techy insight on them... maybe watch them first. That's the second most ridiculous thing i've ever heard. i guess 4 out of 10 aint bad for gamecube/wii hardcores. Get your head out of your ass.

T3h mini said...

Hey no one's forcing you to go read my blog. Go somewhere else if you don't like it.