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Old 21-04-2007, 02:32 AM   #1
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Default Greatest Sci-Fi Movies You've Never Seen!

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I've never seen:

1984
The Matrix
Twelve Monkeys
Soylent Green

Probably many more which I'll update here as I think of 'em.

What about you?...
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Old 21-04-2007, 02:58 AM   #2
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AOTC just sucked sooo bad...
I dunno - I'm rather fond of AOTC now.
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Old 21-04-2007, 04:02 AM   #3
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Having watch the first three again with the kids I don't mind them so much either. The clever thing is that you know that the second three are coming so you can just go along for the ride and it will be ok in the end.

I haven't seen !984 or Soylent green, nor, I admit it, have I seen 2001. Tried to watch The Day the earth stood still, but the TV was on the blink. Eagle, you HAVEN'T SEEN THE MATRIX. We've worn out all three.
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Old 21-04-2007, 07:17 AM   #4
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy...

Got them on DVD, but have just never had the time to sit and watch them...
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Old 21-04-2007, 08:07 AM   #5
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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy...

Got them on DVD, but have just never had the time to sit and watch them...
Same here!

By the way, don't bother with The Matrix after the first third of the film is done (or thereabouts)... it becomes fairly predictable, and ultimately, what's the point? (Not the point of the film; the point of sitting through it.)

12 Monkeys was... disturbing, if one assumes that something like what was shown could actually occur. By the way, I have a free-standing three sided cardboard 'standee' from the video release of that film. Kind of neat, though I've nowhere to display it. (I'll post some pics in a week or two.)
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Old 21-04-2007, 10:16 AM   #6
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Metropolis. I've always wanted to see that one.
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Old 21-04-2007, 10:59 AM   #7
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Metropolis might be "seminal" but it's so boring.

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1984
The Matrix
Twelve Monkeys
Soylent Green
Solyent Green is the only one I'd watch again and again. A little dated but a classic all the same. I thought the Matrix was pants.
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Old 21-04-2007, 11:54 AM   #8
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Does Terminator qualify?

Logans Run is up there, quite like 2010 and have watched Galaxy Quest on more than a few occassions.
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Old 21-04-2007, 02:29 PM   #9
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I have to say that I've seen all of the movies that critics say are the greatest. Sometimes, however, the critics are just wrong. I read about "Solaris" many, many times while growing up -- "It's the Russian 2001!." When I finally found a VHS copy of it (in widescreen, even) I snapped it up and ran home to watch it. And... arg... it's just a crappy half-baked, boring movie in Russian. It may be a great idea for a movie, but it is not a great movie.

I have a real soft spot for "The Omega Man," however. It is cheesy and has mutants with afros, but it is also a whole lot of fun with a nicely constructed story with more than its share of plot twists. (it's based on "The Last Man on Earth" with Vincent Price, which is okay and has at least one scary part).

Classics that I DO recommend, not in any particular order:

Forbidden Planet (watch it to see where Roddenberry stole his best ideas)
On the Beach 1959 version (most depressing movie ever made)
The Thing Howard Hawks version (though the Carpenter version is okay)
Day the Earth Stood Still
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Disney) It's not perfect, but has some amazing effects and James Mason is great as Nemo.
Planet of the Apes (I don't need to say which version, do I?)
2001: A Space Odyssey Yawn, but also WOW.
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Err... I think we're supposed to be listing films we haven't seen...
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Old 21-04-2007, 04:06 PM   #11
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Yeah, I know... but I'm no help there. I haven't seen "Grease." Does that count?
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Doh!...help's if you read the subject header properly.

Not seen Battlefield Earth, Dune, Starship Troopers
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No no. "Great" movies.
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The 10th Victim Ursula "drool" Andress and Marcello Mastroianna - Robert Sheckley story.
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Doh!...help's if you read the subject header properly.

Not seen Battlefield Earth, Dune, Starship Troopers
To which rhis reply appeared:

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No no. "Great" movies.
Gotta agree with Ace!
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Especially Battlefield Earth. WISH I'd never seen it

I haven't seen Black Hole either, or Alien Resurrection...mind you, after seeing that thing from ebay on another thread, I'm glad I haven't.
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That's the thing isn't it...defining "great".

Is Saturn 3 a good film...better then Inseminoid?

Are the modern Sci-fi such as War of the Worlds or Independance Day better than a good old Star Trek film or a 1950's B Moive?
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Old 22-04-2007, 06:13 PM   #18
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I have a fondness for "great" movies that were done on smaller budgets at a time when creativity meant figuring out how to do something clever with glass, mirrors, light and perspective. And double-sided tape.

I'll go along with Saturn 3 being greater than Inseminoid. But you're right, of course. Beauty is in the florg of the zoible, as they say.

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Old 23-04-2007, 06:42 AM   #19
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I have a fondness for "great" movies that were done on smaller budgets at a time when creativity meant figuring out how to do something clever with glass, mirrors, light and perspective. And double-sided tape.

I'll go along with Saturn 3 being greater than Inseminoid. But you're right, of course. Beauty is in the florg of the zoible, as they say.

Gotta agree with Ace once again... spot on!

As for the Alien series, I ignore parts 3 & 4. Not having seen them helps!
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I'll show my complete ignorance....there was an Aliens 4?????? I haven't seen that either.

I did see Dracula 3000, that was on a spaceship, and that's one you can be very glad you never saw
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