Monday, April 02, 2007

Serenity named 'top sci-fi film'

A poll run by SFX Magazine has voted Serenity the Top Sci-Fi movie

1. Serenity
2. Star Wars
3. Blade Runner
4. Planet of the Apes
5. The Matrix
6. Alien
7. Forbidden Planet
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. The Terminator
10. Back to the Future

OK, lists like these are often nonsense because everybody has different opinions on what's good and bad, but before the Special Editions of Star Wars and the Prequels there would be no way that Star Wars wouldn't top a list like this, now more and more you see even the original Trilogy at 2nd or 3rd place.

But here's 4 reasons why I'd vote for Serenity ! :)


allen said...

Totally agree with your take on 'lists' and why someone should vote for Serenity. But what that movie may have lacked in budget, it made up for in writing, the story, the actors and (of course) the babes! Did you ever see the series?

Steve said...

I was outraged that Bladerunner wasn't number one until I saw the Serenity pic. Sorry Ridley... them's the breaks...

TimeWarden said...

Never seen "Serenity" despite everyone having raved about it, when it was released, and despite having been a fan of Buffy.

From the SFX list, I would place the movies at 3, 6 and 9 as my 1st, 2nd and 3rd with "Logan's Run" 4th and "The Man Who Fell to Earth" 5th. I'm also a big fan of "Lifeforce" which would feature in my top ten somewhere despite everyone else hating it!

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Hey I love Lifeforce, remember seeing it at the cinema when it got released, I love the Britishness to it, and the feel it was like a Quatermass film.

Tom Carroll said...

Man, I saw Lifeforce in the theater with my pal Dana and he couldn't get over the fact that Steve Railsback was in it ... mostly because of his overacting in Helter Skelter (if you look up overacting in the dictionary, there's a picture of Railsback saring out at you ...). I couldn't get past the part where Patrick Stewart seems like he's about to kiss that other dude in the helicopter. It's Patrick freakin' Stewart fer cryin' out loud. Anyway, I'll vote for Serenity as soon as I check it out on homevid, though by everyone's method of voting, it should be called "Seren-titty..." L8r. ;-)

Michael G Clark said...

Oh, Lifeforce! I was thinking about that last week for some reason. It really is a horseload of bollocks but for some reason I like it, or are there 2 reasons - Matilda May is great, isin't she?

It was nearly a great horror, Colin Firth keeps making me laugh though.

MachinistScott said...

That engineer chick is the BOMB!

Have you seen "Equilibrium"?

No Aliens? WTF

The BOMB I say.

allen said...

Peter Firth...not Colin. But that's were thinking of Mathilda May and all of the blood drained from your happens. I know.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Not seen 'Equilibrium' Scott, why is that engineer lass in it ?

I heard when Tobe Hooper was casting for the part of the Space girl in Lifeforce, his wife sat in with him to keep an eye on him !

paulhd said...

Oh, I love Lifeforce (think it would've been even better if they'd stuck with the so bad it's good original title 'Space Vampires'), it totally has a Quatermass feel to it, specially the chaos in London scenes when compared to Quatermass and the Pit.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

The original book The Space Vampires by Colin Wilson is actually set in the future, more of an Alien meets Lifeforce type thing.

Michael G Clark said...

I had to watch my copy of Lifeforce again to see if it was as bad as I remembered, it was but it's a good attempt. And yes, Peter not Colin.

Mathilda is amazing, I like her in those Tinto Brass movies too.