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A.I. Artificial Intelligence 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Children of Men 21%  21%  [ 5 ]
2046 13%  13%  [ 3 ]
Minority Report 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
WALL-E 17%  17%  [ 4 ]
District 9 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Inception 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
Donnie Darko 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Melancholia 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
War of the Worlds 4%  4%  [ 1 ]
Serenity 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Moon 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
The Fountain 8%  8%  [ 2 ]
other 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 24
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 Post subject: Sci-fi of the 21st Century
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:29 pm 
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Thought it would be interesting to see what everyone's tastes were in regards to the noted science fiction films so far released. Tried to go with the ones that I've seen get the most acclaim.

I haven't seen everything, but I think I'll go with WALL-E for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi of the 2000s
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:46 pm 
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Adore
1. 2046

Love/Admire
2. Children of Men
3. A.I. Artificial Intelligence
4. WALL-E
5. Melancholia
6. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
7. Donnie Darko

Enjoy/Do Not Admire
8. War of the Worlds
9. Minority Report

Are Watchable
10. Moon
11. District 9
12. Inception

Boring/Bad
13. Serenity
14. Star Trek
15. The Fountain

I'm not sure if "2000s" should apply to the whole of the 21st century (re: Melancholia and Inception).


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi of the 2000s
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:14 pm 
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Gonna pick AI, still basking in that high.

Love the genre, especially the output this century, don't know why they don't just keep making them. Probably money I'm guessing.

Spielberg to me is the king, tho Duncan Jones shows hella promise and along with Source Code, which I consider sci-fi as well, he's one to look out for.

And the arthouse directors who turn to the genre have made amazing films that expand the genre in new ways along with keeping their content personal. WKW is a good case and so is Von Trier. Other directors have shown some interest. I know that Apichatpong plans on doing one and oh how amazing that would be (saying that tho, there have already been sci-fi'ish elements within his films).

Other Idiosyncratic Directors who should try their hand in Sci-fi
- Michael Mann
- PT Anderson
- David Fincher (now)


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi of the 2000s
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:19 pm 
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Dreww wrote:
I'm not sure if "2000s" should apply to the whole of the 21st century (re: Melancholia and Inception).

You're right. Fixed


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:21 pm 
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This all reminds me that I cannot WAIT for Cuaron's Gravity to come out.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi of the 2000s
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:22 pm 
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
Other Idiosyncratic Directors who should try their hand in Sci-fi
- Michael Mann
- PT Anderson
- David Fincher (now)

These would all be so amazing. I think they may just be waiting for their prestige to allow them monster budgets.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
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Dreww wrote:
This all reminds me that I cannot WAIT for Cuaron's Gravity to come out.

Same here, my brutha. My most anticipated of next year, no doubt.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:28 pm 
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I would personally have Another Earth in this list as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
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Haven't seen them all either but probably Children of Men.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:34 pm 
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Without the slightest hesitation, I went with A.I. Artificial Intelligence. It's in my Top 10 favorite films of all time.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
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Dreww wrote:
I would personally have Another Earth in this list as well.

Done.

Never liked Star Trek anyway...


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi of the 2000s
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wantabodylikeme wrote:
Other Idiosyncratic Directors who should try their hand in Sci-fi
- Michael Mann
- PT Anderson
- David Fincher (now)


Please make all of these happen. Like, now.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
PostPosted: Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:41 pm 
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A.I. Artificial Intelligence -- 10/10
Donnie Darko -- 9.5/10
Minority Report -- 9.5/10
Inception -- 9/10
WALL-E -- 9/10
District 9 -- 9/10
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind -- 8.5/10
Children of Men -- 8.5/10
2046 -- 8/10
Moon -- 7.5/10
Star Trek -- 6.5/10

Melancholia -- N/A
War of the Worlds -- N/A
Serenity -- N/A
The Fountain -- N/A


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
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people disliked Star Trek!?! i thought it was just about as fun to watch as any blockbuster in recent memory (along with MI4). no pretense of being taken seriously but yet also a lack of dumbed-down/simplified storytelling. just a well-written fun ride.



anyway, of these District 9 and Eternal Sunshine.


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 Post subject: Re: Sci-fi so far
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Dark Knight is bad because it's an action movie that sacrifices fun for seriousness, and fun action movies are bad because they're too stupid. Ya can't win.


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