July 19th, 2012
I love good science fiction movies, but there are so few that come by. I like passable science fiction movies, and there are more of them, but I tend to be slow tracking them down. The blockbusters that I do prioritize range from the really pretty good (Avatar, Inception) to the profoundly disappointing (Prometheus).
Then there are literally dozens of others that I’m waiting to get around to. I missed them at the theater, and these days never seem quite committed enough to record them from cable or search for them on Netflix.
From 2009, I missed Gamer, Knowing, Splice, and Surrogates, which I have some interest in seeing. Clear winners/losers among those?
2010: I missed Daybreakers, Hunter Prey, and Repo Men. Yeah, let’s throw in vampire movies as long as they’re not sparkly vampires (haven’t seen Twilight and don’t care to).
2011: I missed The Adjustment Bureau, Apollo 18, Cowboys & Aliens, Hanna (which is on the DVR waiting), In Time, I am Number Four, Paul, Priest, The Thing, and Real Steel.
2012: Halfway through the year, and I’ve missed Hunger Games, Men in Black 3, Chronicle, Lock Out, and more to come… I will make an effort to see the new Batman movie ASAP, although I’m really busy the next week with Launch Pad and some other science things.
If I didn’t mention a major science fiction movie from those years, I probably saw it. Some good ones out there like Source Code, Moon, Super 8… Feel free to suggest them, or older ones (Sunshine is on the to see list, but never seem to get around it it either).
Any of the movies in bold really stand out as great “must see” movies for a science fiction fan? Which are the best of the bunch?
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