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JCC Amph Sci-fi movies of the last decade

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

  1. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    Holy hell I somehow forgot the Apes films were this decade. War is absolutely on my list with Ex Machina.
     
  2. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    Looper was pretty good... until the end.
     
  3. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Star Trek Beyond?
     
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  4. 3sm1r

    3sm1r Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    So, I'm actually wondering that. Can sci-fi be applied to stories that are more about changes in society than in technology ? In other words, are Fury Road and Snowpiercer sci-fi ?
     
  5. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Fury Road is sci-fi, no doubt.
     
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  6. A Chorus of Disapproval

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

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    I would consider "dystopian" stories science fiction, for certain.
     
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  7. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    Snowpiercer was great. I forgot about that one.
     
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  8. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Chosen One star 9

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    As someone who grew up with old TOS trek playing on the tv, yeah. It truly felt like a long episode of TOS and I enjoyed it quite a bit.
     
  9. Adam of Nuchtern

    Adam of Nuchtern Force Ghost star 5

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    Annihilation
    Gravity
    Her
    Under the Skin
    Cloud Atlas
    Edge of Tomorrow
    Star Trek Beyond
    (I even liked the "Sabotage" scene, sue me)
    Hard to Be a God
    Snowpiercer
    Source Code
    Looper
    Fury Road
    The Martian
    The One I Love
    Upgrade

    It's pretty much a feature length adaptation of Season 3's "Whom Gods Destroy" (Kirk encounters a Federation war hero who's gotten his hands on a WMD).
     
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  10. Master_Lok

    Master_Lok Wacky Wednesday Winner star 6 VIP - Game Winner

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    Prometheus: Still think that geologist tripping and falling face first into the Alien goo was the best moment in Prometheus. I still laugh out loud at that (The instant transformation was a goof too) and it’s the one moment that is stuck in my brain. Fassbender was creepy good though.

    My opinion of the aforementioned movies is the same as yours.

    I did like Edge of Tomorrow.

    Enjoyed what Pacific Rim was trying to do (Though Charlie Day and the near instant demise of the awesome Russian Jaeger Cherno Alpha still bums me out. Cherno is among my most favorite robot designs ever...)

    and Minority Report... that was great (But that was early 2000s right?)
     
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  11. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Force Ghost star 6

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    three movies I've seen very recently:

    Vivarium - the creepiest sci fi movie I've seen in a long time.
    Time Trap - low budget goodness.
    The Platform - just so much fun

    Oblivion is the lesser Tom Cruise sci fi of the 2010s, but not terrible.
     
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  12. christophero30

    christophero30 Chosen One star 8

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    I already posted a movie from the 90's so don't let something like the 2000's discourage you. :p
     
  13. Sarge

    Sarge Chosen One star 6

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    Gravity was not a great movie, but I loved it so much I saw it 3 times at the IMAX. The look and feel were real enough that I was immersed in it from beginning to end. It was a lot like a typical simulator training session when the instructors are throwing every problem they can think of at you to see how many problem balls you can juggle before you start dropping them. I was exhausted at the end. Haven't seen it since, I doubt it would hold up on a small screen.

    That said, IMO it was more of an action/adventure/survival movie than "real" science fiction.
     
  14. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    It was on TV a few nights ago in my part of the world.
    If you have a nice big screen, it is still pretty amazing. One person had to leave the room because "this stresses me out too much".

    The movie is built to be visually and aurally overwhelming. And it does that job just fine. Getting overly scientific and saying the spacestations are too close or whatever just kills the experience.

    I really want to see it on 3D IMAX again.
     
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  15. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I saw it on my tv and didn’t think it was anything special.
     
  16. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Get a better TV.
     
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I saw Gravity in IMAX and that was great. I think it's one of those films that can only be appreciated that way-- in no small part due to the writing not being all that good.

    It was definitely the best of the Abramsverse Trek movies, though yet another revenge plot diminished it for me.
     
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  18. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk JCC Manager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    If we’re allowing Mad Max, then I’m adding Dredd.
     
  19. Count Yubnub

    Count Yubnub Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I don't see how or why Max Max or Dredd wouldn't count as science fiction. But yeah Dredd was very good.
     
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  20. Siphonophore

    Siphonophore Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Cosmos (2019)
    The Vast of Night (2020)

    A couple of small budget films ($7,000 and $700,000) that are more riveting than a lot of big budget, big studio offerings. As of this posting, Cosmos (2019) is on Hulu, and The Vast of Night is on Prime.
     
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  21. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I couldn't find Arrival; some people suggested Annihilation so I watched that instead.

    ****.

    You thought, what Watto wants to do on his Sunday evening is watch ****ing Natalie Portman play the part of a distressed wife? Because he hasn't had enough of that yet!

    What a crap movie. The plot was boring and predictable (they die one by one) and the visual were so gruesome that I'm seriously starting to wonder if the modern-day Hollywood angle is at all wholesome. I watched, or tried to watch, four Hollywood movies this weekend and three of them were just gore. They love splashing decaying bodies across the scene, don't they?

    If this trend continues my movie-watching revival will be short-lived.
     
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  22. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    Can you tell me what you enjoyed about Pacific Rim?
     
  23. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Natalie Portman wasn't in it.
     
  24. GregMcP

    GregMcP Force Ghost star 5

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    Ooh. Lucy is on Netflix.
    Completely stupid, I know. Using 100% of your brain wouldn't make you a God. That makes no sense.

    But I still love it.
     
  25. soitscometothis

    soitscometothis Force Ghost star 6

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    Have you watched John Carter? It's a bit slow at the start, but it's better than its terrible box-office suggested. If you want an undemanding sci-fantasy actioner it might scratch that itch.