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Old 06-08-2008, 11:56 AM   #741
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Old 06-08-2008, 12:14 PM   #742
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"salyaris" is the best sci-fi of all time.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:18 PM   #743
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Since it's my second favorite movie, I guess it's no surprise my choice is 2001.
2001 is a great movie. Real science fiction is supposed to be based on science as we know it, and extrapolating from there. Clarke definitley wrote his books with this in mind.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #744
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screw aliens, alien and alien3 are far better. aliens is good too but as far as i'm concerned it's overrated.

alien, blade runner, thx 1138 = my top 3 sci-fi movies.
Alien was a really good movie, but Alein 3 was crap.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:22 PM   #745
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I would rate AKIRA higher than GHOST, but much of my opinion is informed by the respective mangas. AKIRA was a behemoth in terms of science fiction concept whereas I felt GHOST was more about Masamune Shirow's extensive foray into the marriage of society and technology. Still, with the Puppet-Master we do enter the realm of life and whence it begins its existence. For my tastes, director Mamoru Oshii made it too philosophical and self-important. He took all the fun away, and that goes doubly so for the sequel. Fantastic art, corpulent pacing.
I never read the Manga, and Akira was a cool movie, but I still prefer Ghost. I thought the dialogue regarding consiousness was well done.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #746
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Old 06-08-2008, 01:26 PM   #747
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Actually, 2001 is probably the purest SF movie on anyone's Top Sci Fi list. ALIENS is a war movie, BLADE RUNNER is noir, STAR WARS is a space opera.
Star Wars was so removed from our reality that it could be catagorized as fantasy as far as I'm concerned, but it is space opera as well. When it comes to books I use the catagories you've mentioned, but since there are so many less "sci-fi" movies I just lump them all together.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:33 PM   #748
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AVP anyone?
I liked AVP. It's certainly not a great movie, but I was entertained by it, which was all I was looking for.

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Old 06-08-2008, 01:40 PM   #749
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Alien was a really good movie, but Alein 3 was crap.
never. even alien resurrection wasn't crap. i thought it was the first time i saw it, but it gets better every time i watch it (still not as good as the others, but it's decent).

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