Blogger Rob Barnes of Edge of the Fringe, is our first contributor of the week for this round of the Reader Top Ten.
Rob's choices for ten greatest SF Film Endings are as follows:
- Planet of the Apes (1968). The most iconic and best ending!
- Escape from New York (1981). Snake, after a brief and enlightening talk with the President decides the world can go to hell.
- The Thing (1981) “How will we make it?” “Maybe we shouldn’t.”
- The Terminator (1984). “He said there's a storm coming in.” “I know.”
- Sunshine (2007). “So if you wake up one morning and it's a particularly beautiful day, you'll know we made it.”
- Blade Runner (1982). Deckard looks at the foil unicorn and nods. Elevator door closes. Glorious Vangelis music begins.
- Cube (1997). The last surviving member of imprisonment in the cube escapes into blinding white light streaming in from the outside world. What’s outside the cube? Why was it built and by whom? Thankfully we never find out. Ignore the sequels.
- Alien³ (1992). Great visuals, a noble and honest end to a great character, and great music. End of story. Ignore the sequel.
- Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). “Space: The final frontier…”
- Mad Max 2/The Road Warrior (1981).”...and the road warrior?”