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14th-Dec-2007 12:21 am
earth, hhgttg
I set myself a random project on the tube today, and davegodfrey has just encouraged me,and now I need to hunt down moving-picture science fiction from 2000-2008

28 Days Later, A Scanner Darkly, A.I., Alien vs Predator, The Cell, Children of Men, The Chronicles of Riddick, The Core; The Day After Tomorrow; Deja Vu; Dreamcatcher; Eight Legged Freaks, Evolution, The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, I, Robot; Jurassic Park 3, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, Minority Report, Serenity, Star Wars: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Pitch Black, King Kong, The Prestige, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, Star Trek: Nemesis, War of the Worlds, X-Men (1-3)

Andromeda, Battlestar Galactica, Bionic Woman, Doctor Who (Nine & Ten), Dune; Eureka; Farscape: (2-4); Firefly; Heroes, Jekyll, The Lost World, Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Trek: Voyager (6-7), Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate: SG1 (4-10) Torchwood

I'm tired. Will add to this
14th-Dec-2007 02:25 pm (UTC)
Ah, so many of those I want to watch, and I know I'll never make the time to do it...

I really have to watch "Sky Captain" someday, it sounds so nifty, even if it bombed.
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16th-Dec-2007 09:48 pm (UTC)
I know that I included the X-men, because it felt right to do so, but I made a decision to exclude Batman, Spiderman and other comic adaptations for not being SF enough.

X-Men and Heroes made it for having an assessable SF element, even if the SF in question is shit, they tried.
17th-Dec-2007 01:35 am (UTC)
I've always loved "retro-tech" stuff, so I really have to pick up "Sky Captain" at some point.

I also loved "A Scanner Darkly". It's one of those movies I can't share with my friends, though, because I know they wouldn't go for it.

Awwwwww, another vote against HHGTTG? Well, I still liked it. ^_^

Bubba Ho-Tep rocked! And they say there's no original ideas left in movies. Hurumph.

I've heard that the full title of "Batman Begins" is "Batman Begins to not suck anymore", but I still just can't bring myself to watch another Batman movie. Maybe someday. Maybe if I have an Adam West marathon first...
14th-Dec-2007 02:54 pm (UTC)
I wasn't going to, so as not to "taint" your opinions, but what the heck. Here's what I think of the ones that I've seen:

28 Days Later: Good, but not as good as the hype.
A Scanner Darkly: Not everyone's cup of tea, but I thought it was fantastic. I still have to read the book; I'm a PKD fan, but I haven't read this one.
The Cell: Wonderful visuals, and a good story.
The Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy: I LOL'd! Watch it. ^_^
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Oh gods kill it with fire. It reminded me of a particularly bad episode of "Xena" or "Hercules" or something.
The Matrix Reloaded: Meh. Like the first one, but without the smarts.
The Matrix Revolutions: Double meh. Like the first one, but really dumb.
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones: Pretty good, but I liked "the Phantom Menace" better (a very minority opinion).
Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: I dunno, I think they got worse as they went on, but still a passable bit of space opera.
X-Men (1-3): I liked them all; none of them were perfect, but overall the good outweighed the bad.

Nope, still haven't watched TV in years and years. Seriously.
14th-Dec-2007 03:00 pm (UTC)
Oh I've watched a lot of these, but I wanted the list to be as complete as possible.

I loved 28 Days Later, had problems with the X-men due to them not being good adaptations, and completely loathed HHGTTG.

That's almost cretainly because I love the BBC version, but I really hated the film.
14th-Dec-2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
I thought of the X-men movie as being another "alternate universe" version of the team. If I'd thought of it as a straight adaptation, then I'd be unhappy. But as an "X-men like" movie, I thought they were good.

Loathed HHGTTG? Aw, that's harsh. Oh well, I guess it's all a matter of taste. I liked the BBC version also, mind you. ^_^
14th-Dec-2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
I'm with you on H2G2, I thought it was great fun, and completely different from all the other versions, which is exactly how it should be. I still want to track down a copy or recording of the vinyl LP release, apparently it's edited from the radio series to be different again.
16th-Dec-2007 01:39 am (UTC)
I've actually never heard the radio show (*gasp*!), but I enjoyed all the other versions (books, TV show, movie). ^_^
14th-Dec-2007 04:40 pm (UTC)
Tremors is way too old. I watched it when you were in primary school. Doesn't mean it isn't a damn fine film.
14th-Dec-2007 04:48 pm (UTC)
I was tired.
14th-Dec-2007 05:08 pm (UTC)
Wasn't there a crappy remake recently? Didn't watch it but thought there was. *checks* I'm wrong, it was a TV series in 2003.
14th-Dec-2007 05:06 pm (UTC)
on DVD here I have H2G2, Serenity, Who S1 (nine) and S2 (ten pt1) and Torchwood eps1-5. I also have Mike's copy of AVP which I'm sure he won't mind you borrowing.

At SB's are all of BSG released thus far and Firefly, she owns Pitch Black and Riddick IIRC.

LMK if you want to borrow any of that, I'm down here until next Fri, and then probably not back again till after New Years when I'll be heading up there permanently but visiting regularly.
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