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Re: What's your favorite SciFi movie of all time?
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2005, 05:46:48 am »

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No, he mentioned 2 old movies so what? He's got alien and blade-runner in there, I like those as well.


They're all artsy bullshit.  Have you ever tried to watch 2001?  It's complete garbage.  People like it because they feel more sophisticated watching that than they do when they watch Star Wars.

Blade Runner is horrendous, it's plot tendentious and unexciting.  Who cares that some Brit tabloid found sixty scientists to yes men it?  But at least it and Aliens are *flicks* rather than *films*.

Best ones are clearly: Star Wars, Gattaca, and if we have to be artsy losers, the Commie version of Solaris.

But seriously: read literature if you need to be a pompous ass.  All the star children in the world won't make you sophisticated.
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Re: What's your favorite SciFi movie of all time?
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2005, 07:13:43 am »

The only one of that list which might have been "artsy" in its time was 2001.  I watched A Space Odyssy as a pre-teen and thought it was quite comprehensible (without reading the book, even to this day).  Although I'm not a terrible artist, I don't consider myself artsy; more nerdy.  "Feeling Sophisticated" doesn't get me interested in something; the only movie I've seen in my local art theater was "Shiaolin Soccer".  I found 2001 interesting because of the things that weren't said, ever (even after 2010, which I got to see in theater); the same reason perhaps that I like the Precursors...

Of course, taken out of their time periods, anything pre-1960 is probably artsy since there's no way a 21st century person can suspend disbelief.

I'm going with 12 Monkies too; I really like it that a screenwriter had the cahonies to write a timetravel story where history wasn't altered.  Although Shaolin Soccer will always stick in my mind because of the girl that went with me.   Wink
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« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2005, 07:32:09 am »

Who says he doesnt like literature, and who says that movies arnt sophisticated, and who says artsy is bad. Just because its symbolic and it makes you think doesnt make you a pompous ass, it just means your artsy yourself.

And just because its a movie doesnt mean its shouldnt be artsy. Just because its a book doesnt mean it has to be pompous.
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« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2005, 08:02:01 am »

If I thought he actually liked the movies on their merits, I'd agreee.  But most people "like" movies like that because they think it makes them sound cool and sophisticated.  It's similar to the absurdly pretentious "symbolism" in anime / manga (I give the word scare quotes because when you just throw imagery at the viewer willy-nilly, it's not really symbolism).  "Man, Neon Genesis Evangelion is sooo deep.  And 2001 man . . . that Star Child . . . Kubrick's a genius."

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« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2005, 08:14:44 am »

Void is allowed to give his honest opinions on things. And if his being "artsy", as you call it, is what allows him to make music that kicks such major ass, then I've gotta say that I like it.

Besides, almost everyone here is probably an "artsy", me included. We don't want stuff to be powerful, just so we can have a chat about it, we want it because it's just not dull. It's something new for people who might not have enough good, new things happening.

Also, Void was giving credit to the older films, because they didn't have much to work with back then, and they spawned a lot of the more recent stuff.
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« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2005, 08:23:49 am »

"And DEFIANT, if you really are a precursor, I cannot possibly understand why you disagree with me, on so many other issues."

Hark, you cry upon the feet of false gods for your salvation! The power of the Ancients shall scorch your worthless dxun to death, along with your precious corpse collection. All Precursors and their like shall fall before the heat of the sapphire!

Now returneth your rattling gears to the dungeon from whence you came.
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« Reply #36 on: May 12, 2005, 08:25:13 am »

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If I thought he actually liked the movies on their merits, I'd agreee.  But most people "like" movies like that because they think it makes them sound cool and sophisticated.  It's similar to the absurdly pretentious "symbolism" in anime / manga (I give the word scare quotes because when you just throw imagery at the viewer willy-nilly, it's not really symbolism).  "Man, Neon Genesis Evangelion is sooo deep.  And 2001 man . . . that Star Child . . . Kubrick's a genius."
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« Reply #37 on: May 12, 2005, 09:10:38 am »

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Metropolis (1929, silent)
First sci-fi movie, and quite enjoyable.

Ahhh, Metropolis. Now there's some science fiction. Grin
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« Reply #38 on: May 12, 2005, 11:08:33 am »

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Ahhh, Metropolis. Now there's some science fiction. Grin

yes but is the anime version good?
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« Reply #39 on: May 12, 2005, 11:25:15 am »

Anime version? I thought we were talking about the Fritz Lang film.

Although, while we're on the topic of anime, I think I'll add Ghost In The Shell to my list.
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« Reply #40 on: May 12, 2005, 05:27:48 pm »

Speaking of StarWars, here's Turkish StarWars Be sure to watch "Getting in shape".

It appears Metropolis was from 1926, and not the first sci-fi (I wrote a paper on sci-fi in school, but it was like 15 years ago so I forgot). In any way I found it enjoyable, mainly because of the unique setting.

Mainstream sci-fi movies I dislike are: 2001 and NGE which strike me as pretentious (endings), and Matrix which... I'm not even gonna get started about.


It would be cool if they made a new Barbarella, but I fear it would be too tame and pc.They actually were close a few years ago (Charlie's Angels director and Drew Barrymore as Barbarella).
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« Reply #41 on: May 12, 2005, 05:51:37 pm »

Actually I think it is the latter things you mentioned that is made to appeal to the 'young earthlings'...
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« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2005, 08:58:22 pm »

That would explain why the machines in the matrix are such pansies at fighting.

And shades won't save your ass from a light saber, when you're no longer in the matrix.  Tongue
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« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2005, 10:16:36 pm »

The Anime "Metropolis" has little to nothing to do with the original movie. I've seen them both. Both involve a female-appearing robot and hyperindustrial societies with an aristocracy... but that's not all that much similarity. Maybe there's more hidden further in, in details... but plotwise they're not all that similar.

By the way, Zanthius, if you like Treasure Planet, why don't you try reading Treasure Island? It's basically the same thing...
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« Reply #44 on: May 12, 2005, 11:18:40 pm »

What exactly is Treasure Planet?

I think that movie could use a better name, be that a somewhat superficial way of judging. No one ever said not to judge a book by its title, though.  Wink
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