Continuing the top-five for five, we have the top five science fiction movies of all time. This is a list generated by me, for me. If you disagree with my list, or believe this list was written in error, please check your face and try again. Cause I’ll punch you!
Serenity: This was a recent viewing for me. I like it because it is, of course, cowboys in space. But it is a little more than that. There is a rare and very real love for science fiction in this movie. It doesn’t apologize and it doesn’t try and hyper-explain. It doesn’t do the annoying job of trying and make the science fiction relevant to our day and times. Its just good. I mean, Summer Glau kicks and punches people the entire time. How can I not want to watch that?
The Matrix: Not the second or third ones, cause they made absolutely no sense. But the first one? Science Fiction amazement.
Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back: The second one should be the best one. Amazing action coupled with the best light saber duals and the father/son complication.
Primer: I can’t do this movie justice, so I’ll let someone else do it. Mr. Roger Ebert, ladies and gentlemen! The movie delights me with its cocky confidence that the audience can keep up. “Primer” is a film for nerds, geeks, brainiacs, Academic Decathlon winners, programmers, philosophers and the kinds of people who have made it this far into the review. It will surely be hated by those who “go to the movies to be entertained,” and embraced and debated by others, who will find it entertains the parts the others do not reach. It is maddening, fascinating and completely successful.
The Fountain: I’ve never watched a movie before that actually made me at ease with the idea of dying. That’s pretty much all I’ll say about this movie.
You got better ones? I’m sure you’ll leave a comment. You guys always do.