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JCC Amph Sci-fi movies of the last decade

Discussion in 'Community' started by SuperWatto, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I've just seen Intersteller. Not great.
    Also Terminator: the third third. Not great.

    What are some good sci-fi movies of the last decade?
     
  2. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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  3. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    There's a super-low-budget film called Coherence that I thought was entertaining.

    It may be somewhat divisive but I liked Blade Runner 2049 a lot.

    Does Fury Road count as sci-fi?
     
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  4. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    Moon was a good low budget sci-fi, and I repeat that BR 2049 is a masterpiece.

    Apparently Gravity is also good. I've never watched it but people love it and director and cinematographer are known to be brilliant.
     
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  5. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    Blade Runner 2049 served good pineapples in the theater.
     
  6. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    great:
    Arrival
    Annihilation
    Fury Road
    Cloud Atlas (Yes, I said it. Sue me.)
    BR2049

    Very good:
    The Martian

    Goodish:
    Valerian
    Interstellar
     
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  7. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    What does it mean?
     
  8. Guidman

    Guidman PT Manager and Book/Trivia Host star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    I would say The Martian. Arrival was good too.
     
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  9. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    I don't think we can call it sci-fi, but I guess it's close enough: Snowpiercer was very good.
     
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  10. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 8

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    Agreed, with one major caveat: Only really works if you've never read the comics.

    If you have read the comics? Don't go in expecting this to be the comics, go for the excellent visual style instead.
     
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  11. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    It means I saw that film in a theater that served pineapples. They were really quite ripe and flavorful. It was the best part of my experience.
     
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  12. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  13. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Coherence is indeed great. It's in the same vein as a movie like Primer where it's low on budget but big on ideas and as far as I'm concerned way better than Primer (hot take! :p).

    Ex Machina, Annihilation, Arrival, and BR 2049 would be my top choices. Under The Skin is very good too.
     
  14. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    i agree with that.
     
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  15. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I concur with Blade Runner 2049 and The Martian.
     
  16. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Seems like I definitely made some wrong choices yesterday night.
     
  17. a star war

    a star war Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    upstream color


    that's more like a sensory experience than a coherent movie, though.
     
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  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    It was a Hawaiian movie theatre
     
  19. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    Lots of overlap here. I think my fav was Bladerunner 2049. Ex Machina has the most and deepest symbology from feminism to God to commentary on Big Tech.

    I see no mentions of Edge Of Tomorrow and Her. Her was a surprise. Damned good. Ready Player One; and I am so happy a sequel book is coming. Under The Skin. Another Earth was wonderful(What and ending!)
     
  20. The2ndQuest

    The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    Arrival. Then BR2049. Then Martian. Oblivion is more action movie and straight forward but has some ideas, but, I think, worth it. Ad Astra is an interesting journey film but is ultimately dull and has a disappointing third act.
     
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  21. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval TV Screaming Service / FFS! star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  22. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Force Ghost star 5

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    Simply talking about it gave me the desire to re-watch BR 2049.

    I could rewatch it without sound, just for how beautiful it looks.
     
  23. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    BR 2049 is very underrated. Almost as good as the original. Is a bit slow moving so probably plays better at home than it did in the theater.
     
  24. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    My understanding is that “Ad Astra” was an attempt to have a “Heart of Darkness”-type story, set IN SPAAAAAAACE. Just watch the new cut of “Apocalypse Now” instead.
     
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  25. Bob Saget from the 90's

    Bob Saget from the 90's Jedi Knight star 1

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    The Best

    Fury Road
    Her
    Blade Runner 2049
    The Martian
    Arrival
    Annihilation
    Ex Machina


    Pretty Pretty Good

    Inception
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Interstellar
    Planet of the Apes trilogy
    Source Code
    The Lobster
    Gravity
    Prometheus
    Oblivion