Friday, May 31, 2013
Reader Top Ten Science Fiction Films: Cannon Blaster
The amazing Cannon Blaster, the cat who helped me to re-consider and re-contextualize the 2011 version of The Thing -- and who brilliantly went toe-to-toe with me on Oblivion and Return of the Jedi -- offers his list of top ten SF films.
As you might suspect, there are some surprises here...
1. The Thing
3. Blade Runner
4. Jurassic Park
5. Star Trek: The Motion Picture
6. Ghost in the Shell
7. THX 1138
8. Youth Without Youth
9. Forbidden Planet
10. Things to Come
2001: A Space Odyssey
Robinson Crusoe on Mars
This is the first list to include THX-1138, a great film from 1971 that likely deserves a stronger showing than it has received.
I'll confess, I've never seen Francis Ford Coppola's Youth Without Youth (2007), but I plan to rectify that oversight immediately...
And it looks like Star Trek: The Motion Picture is having a very strong showing in our tally. It has made the top ten in quite a few lists at this point...
Jules Verne's Mysterious Island opens with images of a turbulent, unsettled ocean (over opening credits and a brilliant, bombast...