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What sci fi movie should I watch?

rocketscientist

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Report this Aug. 18 2009, 1:22 pm

Quote (SaturnsRings @ Aug. 17 2009, 3:35 pm)
Quote (rocketscientist @ Aug. 15 2009, 4:33 pm)
Anyone put down the original Time Machine (not the new one). ?

I have that one on DVD. ?I love that film.

I have both versions of the time machine movie. The original is great. The remake was fair. It has some good points and some bad points.

I got them both and that's the way I feel too.

The original is much closer to Well's classic novel than the newer film and it has more sci-fi punch wrt the novel's looming class-war message.

The new film also changes the reason why the time machine was built.  It goes from the original time-traveller's yearning to see man's evolution and to find a utopia for himself to a quest to change fate to save a lost love.  

OTOH, the new version has great sfx and a great score.  

If I had to choose between the two, though, I'd go with the original film.  It has more charm and more punch imo, despite its old sfx and smaller budget.  It's a great film.

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Report this Aug. 19 2009, 12:04 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Aug. 18 2009, 1:34 pm)
Earth Versus the Flying Saucers also features some great effects work by Ray Harryhausen.

That's one of the reasons I loved it!

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Report this Aug. 19 2009, 7:02 pm

Quote (rocketscientist @ Aug. 18 2009, 12:22 pm)
Quote (SaturnsRings @ Aug. 17 2009, 3:35 pm)
Quote (rocketscientist @ Aug. 15 2009, 4:33 pm)
Anyone put down the original Time Machine (not the new one). ?

I have that one on DVD. ?I love that film.

I have both versions of the time machine movie. The original is great. The remake was fair. It has some good points and some bad points.

I got them both and that's the way I feel too.

The original is much closer to Well's classic novel than the newer film and it has more sci-fi punch wrt the novel's looming class-war message.

The new film also changes the reason why the time machine was built. ¿It goes from the original time-traveller's yearning to see man's evolution and to find a utopia for himself to a quest to change fate to save a lost love. ¿

OTOH, the new version has great sfx and a great score. ¿

If I had to choose between the two, though, I'd go with the original film. ¿It has more charm and more punch imo, despite its old sfx and smaller budget. ¿It's a great film.

I've only seen the old one.  Good movie.  Freaked me out as a kid, and it's one of the first movies I remember seeing with blood in it (even if it was just Morlock blood).  Of course we all love Weena as well. :)

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Report this Aug. 20 2009, 3:26 am

Quote (ServalanFan @ Aug. 18 2009, 7:09 am)
I also really liked AI for some reason although Kubrick sometimes makes his movies hard to watch.

AI was Spielberg's failure, nothing to do with Kubrick.

How about Journey to the Far Side of the Sun?  It recently came out on DVD but I've been waiting for the price to drop.

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Report this Aug. 20 2009, 5:36 pm

A few of my personal favorites off the top of my head.

Alien

Forbidden Planet

The Thing, original and 1981 remake

Original The Day The Earth Stood Still

Original Journey To The Center of the Earth

Original War of the Worlds

Original The Time Machine

Original The Blob

20,000 Leagues Under The Sea and the sequel Mysterious Island

Original Jason and The Argonauts

All of the Ray Harryhausen Sinbad movies

Original The 3 Worlds of Gulliver

Blade Runner

Creepshow

Original Night of the Living Dead

All the Hammer films

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