19th November 2005 at 4:02 pm #40687SadGeezerKeymaster
I was thinking of setting up a pole for Sci Fi SadGeezers Best Sci Fi Film of 2005 (mid December). Which film(s) would you nominate?20th November 2005 at 9:30 am #75628
Episode III I guess is one that should be there20th November 2005 at 2:45 pm #75630
Have there been any sci-fi films of worth, other than lll, to nominate?20th November 2005 at 7:35 pm #75632
I was kinda thinkin’ along those lines as well21st November 2005 at 6:31 pm #75634AnonymousInactive
Surprised no one has nominated Serenity yet. I haven’t seen it as I never got into Firefly.
I haven’t even seen it yet, but I’ll nominate the pretty low-budget UK/Czech sci-fi thriller, Experiment, based on the reviews I’ve read, and the awards it’s gotten. http://www.experiment-movie.com/
HERE is a review. I’d really love to see it.
EDIT: Another one I’d be interested in seeing is Spain’s Frequently Asked Questions — interesting trailer.
Although I don’t think it’s been a good year for Hollywood sci-fi, there’s other interesting stuff out there (check your local ‘international film’ festivals if available).23rd November 2005 at 10:33 am #75643
I can’t believe I was so un-hoopy as to forget “Star Wreck: In The Pirkinning”
For those who haven’t seen it you can download it from: http://www.starwreck.com (It’s in Finnish with subtitles)24th November 2005 at 12:30 pm #75649cheesetoastyParticipant
I was pleasantly surprised by the remake of war of the worlds which I suppose is semi sci-fi.24th November 2005 at 2:24 pm #75651
Hummm, didn’t Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy debut this year?24th November 2005 at 5:29 pm #75652AnonymousInactivetheFrey wrote:
Hummm, didn’t Hitch Hikers Guide to the Galaxy debut this year?
The movie was mostly harmless, but after so many years of anticipation (20 years plus), it was a letdown. It was actually pretty decent, but I feel it could have been so much better. Without Adams around to help oversee the project (though he did, in a way, posthumously), it was bound to be a bittersweet enterprise for me. It didn’t capture or reflect his particular genius very well I thought.
The humour just didn’t work at times, and they had to throw in the romance angle (though I believe Adams’ wrote that in himself in his screenplay version, but it wasn’t handled effectively). They played it safe, in many ways (not surprising for a big-budget commercial project). It wasn’t quite quirky or droll enough, and Adams’ distinctive voice was rather lacking, despite lifting so much straight out of his works — sometimes they edited the jokes in such a way that they didn’t work.. It wasn’t British enough.
One day I hope they make a television series based on all the Hitchhiker’s books, and I hope the adaptation will do Adams justice. I loved the TV series they did come out with, as well as the radio plays.
God I miss D.A. So long Mr. Adams, and thanks for all the fish. By thw ay, Adams fought with Dinsey for years over his screenplay, and must have made many concessions… So while this screenplay based on his screenplay and other works may have not been up to Adams’ standards, Adams’ screenplay may not have been quite up to his own standards either — just a thought. And the film direction was a little uninspired, I thought.
EDIT: By the way, yes it did come out in 2005 — though I suspect you were being rhetorical and merely observing that no one had mentioned it yet.
Did you see it? And if so, what did you think?25th November 2005 at 3:29 am #75658
All right, this is what I found in the Sci-fi-ish area. I haven’t seen a lot of these, so some may just be sci-fi titles.
Aliens of the Deep
League of Ordinary Gentlemen
Shark Boy and Lava Girl
Batman Begins – Fantasy? Action?
Fantastic Four _ Geeze I totally forgot about this one and I saw it.
Sky High – Hey it has a rocket boster school bus in it…. going to see the DVD next week.
Aeon Flus – Comes out next week I think.26th November 2005 at 5:09 pm #75666bonneeParticipant
I think we should have a least worst poll – it was a pretty sad year for sci fi. Apart from War of the Worlds (which was pretty good) and Chicken Little (which referenced War of the Worlds in a surprisingly effective way), everything else was crap in my view.
Serenity and Hitchhikers particularly disappointed, and Star Wars remained too enamored with its special effects to render its risible ‘tragedy’ effectively.4th December 2005 at 5:46 pm #75702AnonymousGuestLogan wrote:
….I’ll nominate the pretty low-budget UK/Czech sci-fi thriller, Experiment, based on the reviews I’ve read, and the awards it’s gotten. http://www.experiment-movie.com/
…. Another one I’d be interested in seeing is Spain’s Frequently Asked Questions — interesting trailer.
I’d really likke to see both these too. Unfortunately for the Poll, Frequently Asked Questions is actually a 2004 film and I think Experiment is currently only being shown at film festivals 🙁 So I can’t really include them.5th December 2005 at 4:54 pm #75705lexxrobotechParticipant
Well, my best movies this year were
no 1 – Harry Potter and the goblet of fire
no 2 – The Fantastic Four
no 3 – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
no 4 – Batman Begins
I have a strong feeling that King Kong is going to slip in there, probably at number 2.
Im still stoked over HP4.
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