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(Onion AV Club)   The 35 best scifi movies of the 35 years since Blade Runner. List to the left, complaints and omissions to the right   ( avclub.com) divider line
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2017-10-05 12:07:25 PM  
A.I. is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe it's even on this list, never mind number ten.
 
2017-10-05 12:13:01 PM  
eXistenZ belongs on the list, preferably higher than The Matrix.
 
2017-10-05 12:13:36 PM  
Whar Battlefield Earth?

/Whar?
 
2017-10-05 12:20:52 PM  
35. Dune (1984)



HAHAHAHAhAhAhAHAHAhAHA

no
 
2017-10-05 12:21:05 PM  

Once and Future Lurker: A.I. is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe it's even on this list, never mind number ten.


I walked out of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and it's number one.

And Ex Machina is better than 25% of these movies and it's not even on the list.

I still can't believe so many people love Snowpiercer.
 
2017-10-05 12:22:55 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Once and Future Lurker: A.I. is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe it's even on this list, never mind number ten.

I walked out of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and it's number one.

And Ex Machina is better than 25% of these movies and it's not even on the list.

I still can't believe so many people love Snowpiercer.


Yeah, that one puzzled the hell out of me

/what a dumb movie
//oh well...
 
2017-10-05 12:24:15 PM  
Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.
 
2017-10-05 12:25:32 PM  
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List fails.
 
2017-10-05 12:26:27 PM  
What about that one movie with the people?
 
2017-10-05 12:28:22 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What about that one movie with the people?


I was told there would be NO PEOPLE.
 
2017-10-05 12:28:56 PM  
Snowpiercer was terribad.


At least the list wasn't full of YA fiction crap and Avatar.
 
2017-10-05 12:31:01 PM  

RexTalionis: [static.rogerebert.com image 400x600]

List fails.

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2017-10-05 12:33:01 PM  

whidbey: No Star Wars movies,


Star Wars is considered by a lot of cinephiles to be a fantasy movie wrapped in science fiction clothing, rather than being "pure" science fiction. Even my "Into to Film" textbook categorized it as fantasy. It's less "let's explore how technology changes things" than it is "LOTR in Space."
 
2017-10-05 12:34:50 PM  
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2017-10-05 12:34:55 PM  

GreenAdder: whidbey: No Star Wars movies,

Star Wars is considered by a lot of cinephiles to be a fantasy movie wrapped in science fiction clothing, rather than being "pure" science fiction. Even my "Into to Film" textbook categorized it as fantasy. It's less "let's explore how technology changes things" than it is "LOTR in Space."


Yeah I know LALALA I CAN'T HEAR THEM.
 
2017-10-05 12:40:17 PM  
I've seen:
Looper
The Terminator
Inception
Edge of Tomorrow
Jurassic Park
Robocop
Terminator 2
Starship Troopers
Minority Report
Mad Max
Wall-E
Back to the Future
The Matrix
 
2017-10-05 12:41:42 PM  
Starship Troopers? Really? It's an abomination on every level.
 
2017-10-05 12:43:44 PM  
Ice Pirates was 1984, goddammittohell!! IT COUNTS! ITTTT COUUUUUNNNTTSS!
 
2017-10-05 12:52:04 PM  
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"Okay. First of all, this list is totally bogus. Like, what sort of heinous person would omit one of the best cyberpunk films of all time?"

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"I've got the evidence right here, Johnny. We were robbed. Straight-up robbed."

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"You guys are schlock. My movie's actually good, and they still left it off. Now I'm really in hell."

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"I'm a kangaroo."
 
2017-10-05 12:52:37 PM  

vygramul: Starship Troopers? Really? It's an abomination on every level.


Go away
 
2017-10-05 12:53:50 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: Once and Future Lurker: A.I. is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe it's even on this list, never mind number ten.

I walked out of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and it's number one.

And Ex Machina is better than 25% of these movies and it's not even on the list.

I still can't believe so many people love Snowpiercer.


I heard it was a piece of shiat. From almost the entire planet. I mean, WTF?
 
2017-10-05 12:54:35 PM  
Some people don't understand the subtext in "Starship Troopers." Hard to believe, but Veerhoven made the mistake of being a bit too subtle.
 
2017-10-05 12:54:57 PM  

whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.


Star Wars is an Oat Opera in space. It's not sci fi as much as the sci fi aspects are just incidental to the story.
 
2017-10-05 12:56:18 PM  
AI???????
Seriously?!?!?!?!

And how does Children of Men even count as Sci-Fi?  It's straight up dystopian fantasy.

Way too much random weird shiat in there.  Where's The Martian?  Where's Total Recall?
 
2017-10-05 12:56:50 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: What about that one movie with the people?


Where they're standing up, and that guy has a shirt?

Yea. I loved that movie.
 
2017-10-05 12:56:54 PM  
They're playing it really fast and loose with some of those considering them to be SCI-Fi.
 
2017-10-05 12:57:50 PM  

GreenAdder: whidbey: No Star Wars movies,

Star Wars is considered by a lot of cinephiles to be a fantasy movie wrapped in science fiction clothing, rather than being "pure" science fiction. Even my "Into to Film" textbook categorized it as fantasy. It's less "let's explore how technology changes things" than it is "LOTR in Space."


Eh...then get Donnie Darko off the list.
 
2017-10-05 12:57:51 PM  

whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.


Science fiction movies are not known for completely ignoring science. Star wars is fantasy in space and it's not even our universe. Star wars is fine. But it's not remotely sci fi.
 
2017-10-05 12:58:42 PM  
No Fifth Element?  That would have to be in the top 15 in my book.
 
2017-10-05 12:58:45 PM  

GreenAdder: Some people don't understand the subtext in "Starship Troopers." Hard to believe, but Veerhoven made the mistake of being a bit too subtle.


I got that it's parody. That doesn't make it good.

\Robocop did everything, but better
 
2017-10-05 12:59:53 PM  
Replace Dune with 2010 and put eXistenZ in there somewhere and it might be better.
 
2017-10-05 01:01:00 PM  
23. Edge Of Tomorrow (2014)
The true gallows-humor genius of Edge Of Tomorrow is how it plays with the audience's love/hate feelings toward Cruise himself. We get to have our cake and eat it, too: basking in the aging actor's still-formidable star power, while also taking a perverse pleasure in seeing him bite it over and over and over again for our amusement.

This, so much of this. This, this, and this again... It adds a perfect humor element into the movie. Even if you like Tom Cruise it's funny imagining him saying "God Farking DAMMIT!" each time... Also watching him tell Emily Blunt 'Oh no, I can walk this off' when he breaks his back or something.
 
2017-10-05 01:01:33 PM  
Buckaroo Banzai made their cut?  I'm impressed.

/John Valuk is dead
//he fell on his head
 
2017-10-05 01:02:28 PM  
A lot of win left off: Pi, Dark City, eXistenZ, Paprika, The Handmaid's Tale (Even if it was remade much better on Hulu), Akira, Patlabor 2, Gandahar, Gattaca, Gravity...Wow a lot of "G" films..

There are a lot of stupid choices, among them Snowpiercer, Ghost in the Shell, and Battle Royale. Battle Royale isn't even Sci-Fi. The original book was a dark future set in a alternate timeline where Japan won World War II, and the text reads like a gigantic critique of Japanese culture. But the movie is just another dumb Beat Takeshi action vehicle and none of the sci-fi political overtones (As well as the alternate history) made it into the film. At least Snowpiercer and GITS stayed sci-fi, even if they are considerably dumbed down from the original comic sources.

There are also a lot of bad films on this list: Upstream Color, Her, Starship Troopers, AI, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind...Jeez. Also, does the original Lynch version of Dune belong here?
 
2017-10-05 01:03:14 PM  

whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.


I've never seen value in comparing the two movies.  They're completely different genres.  Alien is a horror movie.  Aliens is an action-adventure movie.  They're both f'ing awesome and deserve a place on this list.
 
2017-10-05 01:04:15 PM  

JohnBigBootay: whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.

Science fiction movies are not known for completely ignoring science. Star wars is fantasy in space and it's not even our universe. Star wars is fine. But it's not remotely sci fi.


Loving the revisionism for the MOVIE THAT SHOULD BE # farkING ONE.
 
2017-10-05 01:04:19 PM  
12. Her(2013)

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also list fails w/o Johny Mnemonic
 
2017-10-05 01:06:07 PM  
Surprised avatar didn't make the list.
 
2017-10-05 01:06:25 PM  

foo monkey: whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.

I've never seen value in comparing the two movies.  They're completely different genres.  Alien is a horror movie.  Aliens is an action-adventure movie.  They're both f'ing awesome and deserve a place on this list.


Pretty much the same thing applies to T1 and T2.
 
2017-10-05 01:06:47 PM  

whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.


Alien came out before Blade Runner.

Same reason ST:TMP isn't on the list, I'm sure.
 
2017-10-05 01:07:18 PM  

GreenAdder: Some people don't understand the subtext in "Starship Troopers." Hard to believe, but Veerhoven made the mistake of being a bit too subtle.


What subtle subtext? Coed showers for everyone.
 
2017-10-05 01:08:09 PM  

thatguyoverthere70: I still can't believe so many people love Snowpiercer.


The premise of Snowpiercer was better than its execution. At bottom, it is nothing more than a "peasants storm the castle" film with a narrower hallway.

The premise was the only thing that made it interesting -- "gee, I wonder what a train like that would be like." (Putting aside the myriad of plot holes that go unexplained, like who has maintained all that track for more than a dozen years in such harsh conditions?) As the film went on, the writers spent more time on writing up action scenes and less time thinking about how each new section of the train would work. By the end, the design and structure of the train made no sense at all.

It's not a *bad* movie, but it has a lot of potential that went unrealized.

I'd have put the original "Total Recall" on the list -- it's got a fair amount of cheese, but it's no worse than "Starship Troopers" and has just as much mind-farkery as "Inception."
 
2017-10-05 01:08:32 PM  

Trainspotr: whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.

Alien came out before Blade Runner.

Same reason ST:TMP isn't on the list, I'm sure.


Ah, I see. DRTFH.

I figured they were too hip about that one, too.
 
2017-10-05 01:08:59 PM  

jwa007: Replace Dune with 2010 and put eXistenZ in there somewhere and it might be better.


You could talk me into switching eXistenZ with Videodrome, but late period Cronenberg only deserves one film on this list.

Dune is more important than 2010. We can squibble about "better", but I think I give it the nod here, too.
 
2017-10-05 01:08:59 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: thatguyoverthere70: Once and Future Lurker: A.I. is one of the worst movies I have ever seen. I can't believe it's even on this list, never mind number ten.

I walked out of Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind, and it's number one.

And Ex Machina is better than 25% of these movies and it's not even on the list.

I still can't believe so many people love Snowpiercer.

Yeah, that one puzzled the hell out of me

/what a dumb movie
//oh well...


Snowpiercer was everything I wish we had in summer blockbusters, which is everything I'd rather not have in my hard scifi, which is something we just don't have anymore.

And let's be honest, raise your hand if you've never fallen asleep watching blade runner.
 
2017-10-05 01:10:23 PM  

kbronsito: 12. Her(2013)

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also list fails w/o Johny Mnemonic


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2017-10-05 01:12:46 PM  
The One I Love Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Elizabeth Moss, Mark Duplass Romantic Comedy HD
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2017-10-05 01:13:24 PM  

whidbey: Yep. No Star Wars movies, and "Aliens" is better than the original.

Fark this hipster bullshiat.


Which Star Wars between 1982 and the present do you mean? Jedi? Phantom Menace? Killer Clones from Outer Space? Revenge of the Sith? TFA? Rogue One? The Clone Wars? All 7 range from extremely flawed (AOTC) to half-good (TFA/R1).
 
2017-10-05 01:15:45 PM  

JohnBigBootay: vygramul: Starship Troopers? Really? It's an abomination on every level.

Go away


You liked the Polish firing squads, human wave attacks, and a gross distortion of the book? OK, then.
 
2017-10-05 01:15:52 PM  
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