Legendary Apophis wrote:MEZZANINE wrote:The list is to short with many greats not included and some real crap listed
If you're going to do a vote you should first do a nominations thread for a week or two, then set the vote of a shortlisted 'most nominated' movies
Independence Day and Minority Report I suppose you consider as "real crap"?
My fear was that some over-hyped recent realistically-average/just good movies would be listed a lot (well I haven't seen Star Trek 2009 so I don't know if it is average movie realistically talking) while some classics wouldn't (Metropolis, Close Encounters, Abyss...) come in the voting due to being nominated not sufficiently because people didn't see them or something. It wasn't really meant to be "I list my 10 fav sci-fi movies" as Semper also already did such a thread for movies in general. I just wanted to do like his "top 10 movies objectively talking" for Sci-Fi.
I based it out of IMDB ratings, I admit I missed a few such as War of the Worlds original, Things to Come (1936), Day the Earth Stood Still (1951) and some more...
Yes I am aware Avengers is there for the hype but well I had to add one of these after all!
But if you want, I can start such a list as a parallel thread. As I am curious what movies would come out of these nominations (25 polled, 10 to vote out of that).
Independence Day was good entertainment but should never make a sci fi top ten, Minority Report was OK I suppose, just another big budget action movie that was over-hyped to the point where it disappointed everyone, and Im glad you pointed out Avengers, that was pure trash. And Fifth Element really ? The only thing thats makes it watchable is Milla.
As for Metropolis, no doubt it was ground-braking for it's time, but it's easy to be ground-braking in a time where nothing much has been tried before... have you ever tried watching it, damn thing drags on for hours & hours of tedium, I challenge anyone to try and sit through the full version without slipping into a coma.
BTW the original War of the Worlds was rubbish too lol The best way to hear that story is the Jeff Wayne audio version
The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one...... but still they coo-mmmmee da da da, da da da, dum dum dum ..... damn I can still hear it in my head 25 years after I had it on tape