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Re: Greatest Sci Fi Film?

Post by pratty » Sun Aug 08, 2010 5:27 pm

Star Wars and The Matrix jump to mind immediately, Matrix is one of the greatest films ever imo combining entertainment and meaning.

Equilibrium gets the poor man's Matrix tag but I still enjoyed it alot.

The Phillip K.censored stories are great but they've been given mixed treatment on film, Minority Report was good, but for me Will Smith is a bit too "bombastic" and his personality overbears I Robot.

I would class Inception as Sci-Fi, which is awesome, best film I've seen in a while, Christopher Nolan is the best director going right now, I've been following his movies since Memento, the guy's a genius.
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Post by will2097 » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:03 pm

I have to say I enjoyed AI. Sure, it's jerking for tears, but I enjoyed it :)

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Post by The Angry Jock » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:15 pm

will2097 wrote:I have to say I enjoyed AI. Sure, it's jerking for tears, but I enjoyed it :)
That was an acceptable film until the Aliens came along. Spielberg lost it big time with that ending, one of the worst ever.
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Post by Sepp Salerno » Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:27 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:Can Terminator 2 be considered Sci-Fi? Granted, it does have action elements, but it's about cyborgs and time travel. I'd say so. It's also one of the f**king greatest movies of all time (to me, anyway).
Of course! It's 100% sciene fiction, just got alot of action is all
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Post by will2097 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 1:34 am

The Angry Jock wrote:
will2097 wrote:I have to say I enjoyed AI. Sure, it's jerking for tears, but I enjoyed it :)
That was an acceptable film until the Aliens came along. Spielberg lost it big time with that ending, one of the worst ever.
Didn't Kubric do much of the film, and Spielberg did the ending? I think the aliens themselves were a bit rubbish, the same since Close Encounters but it did give a great sense of passage of time. I also thought it was quite interesting that how, after billions of years, the only evidence of humans was a machine. An obsessive flawed infatuated machine...

I really liked it.

The other one I really liked was Moon. Which in many ways is the Anti 2001: A space odyssey.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Aug 09, 2010 3:57 am

pratty wrote:The Phillip K.censored stories are great but they've been given mixed treatment on film, Minority Report was good, but for me Will Smith is a bit too "bombastic" and his personality overbears I Robot.
I, Robot is Isaac Asimov. The movie is nothing like the book, but that seems to be the case when Asimov is put on screen. At least I, Robot gave us a half decent action movie, where Bicentennial Man is overly schmaltzy and twee, losing much of its depth with no reward.
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Re: Greatest Sci Fi Film?

Post by jdanddiet » Mon Aug 09, 2010 4:34 am

Given the depth of feeling, perhaps we should start a new thread and have a vote...although some people will have difficulty getting it down to one film I think... :lol:
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Re: Greatest Sci Fi Film?

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Antiriad2097 wrote:
pratty wrote:The Phillip K.censored stories are great but they've been given mixed treatment on film, Minority Report was good, but for me Will Smith is a bit too "bombastic" and his personality overbears I Robot.
I, Robot is Isaac Asimov. The movie is nothing like the book, but that seems to be the case when Asimov is put on screen. At least I, Robot gave us a half decent action movie, where Bicentennial Man is overly schmaltzy and twee, losing much of its depth with no reward.
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Re: Greatest Sci Fi Film?

Post by Wizpot » Mon Aug 09, 2010 8:19 am

jdanddiet wrote:Given the depth of feeling, perhaps we should start a new thread and have a vote...although some people will have difficulty getting it down to one film I think... :lol:

I agree ................ But it deff Bladerunner ...... :lol:
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