a reply to: Spacespider
I despise most fantasy oriented films.
Because of, 'And suddenlys'.
I prefer the story to have a large moral component which is challenged by the science.
This genre has been the refuge of many who had little talent in creating massive scenarios of complexity. Complexity is needed, for me, to involve the
intellectual functions. Single ended mysteries (Locked room murders, i.e.) rarely have much thrust.
Due to my predilection for ACTION, I don't require movies that amuse me in every facet. They need not have mature themes and great acting. So said:
Blade Runner has all of the content I can stand. It has a major theme and it was Philip K Dick's. Adaptations of the written often tend to be
disappointing. This one wasn't.
If I had my wish an Iain M Banks' Culture novel would please the crap out of me (Done well!).
Crappy, almost sciency based, movies can still get a look. The Matrix premiers that list. This type of schlock appeals to the wistful. While no one
can criticize the scope of the production the idea that we would be useful as batteries is entirely incoherent. It's just as awful a starting point as
giant insect movies.
While many find the writings of non-scientists to be preferable due to their ability to skirt impossibilities (as currently known) to be thrilling, I
can't avoid the lack of 'suspension of non-belief'.
Give me the Killer Bs' type of imaginings. Tell Bradbury he writes great and then to go away.
Childhood's End as opposed to Ender's Game.
Many of the films I saw when they were theatrical releases. Them scared the crap out of my pre-adolescent self to the point of nightmares. The Thing
didn't, mayhap because it was in a wholly foreign environment. The Day the Earth stood Still was a great compilation of then current fears. This
Planet Earth was a big YEAH!, for plotting. Independence Day, entertaining and without any meaning.
To an agnostic, iconoclastic anti-authoritarian Brazil was very good. My biases are as stated and I concede nothing (See self description.).
Perhaps all of us need to express the fundaments of ourselves to add validity to our impressions of worth. It could help define WHY we choose
different titles for inclusion to any 'best' list.