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Jul 6, '09, 4:43 AM
There may be hundreds of good ones. Post your thoughts about what makes a good sci fi/fantasy movie. Can good visual effects really make up for a bad story? your thoughts.... :wink_y: http://www.bargainscreeners.com/blog/spr.gif
Jul 6, '09, 6:29 AM
Movies need to have a good story thats why star wars IV is number one
>Can good visual effects really make up for a bad story?
For most people, yes. Folks want spectacle and action. Me; I like the underlying ideas in a flick. The weirder the better. Which is why I love so many old 50's b-movies.
Picking a best is durned near impossible for me. There are so many good ones, and so many that were good for different reasons. Sometimes they give you something you can wrap your head around, sometimes a weird idea, or neat characters. If I had to pick I'd go with "Rock and Rule," since it's my all time favourite film.
Jul 6, '09, 11:31 AM
Of course, it's Planet of the Apes. It's been 40 years since its first showing, but the movie still packs a punch. It was beyond its time and is a true classic. I still feel chills down my spine when I see the Hunt Leader on horseback.
Jul 6, '09, 1:10 PM
Lord of the Rings for me , The Two Towers is my number 1 film :grin:
Jul 6, '09, 1:39 PM
Lord of the Rings for me
Me too man The Return of the King for me,good story and visuals :grin:
I like all 3 films roll on the Hobbit.
Jul 6, '09, 1:51 PM
Highlander movie was a very inventive story with good acting. Just like Jessica said Planet of the Apes was great but the one that gave me the "awe" affect was Star Wars. It had everything when I was a kid.
Jul 6, '09, 1:55 PM
1) Planet of the Apes - Great Story, works on countless social commentary/literary/visual levels
2) 2001 - Great Vision, boundless imagination used, if a tad slow in execution..
3) Star Trek TMP - Only movie in franchise to branch out with a serious, far-reaching '70s concept (before the '80s movies played it safer..)
4) Star Wars ('New Hope') - The Killer Blockbuster heralding/celebrating all saturday morning films, but with innovative style and effects.. (remember this was 1977)
5) Empire Strikes Back - How often do you improve on the first..? This one did, with great subtle acting, excellent momentum.
OK, talk amongst yourselves..
For best visuals I would say Logan's Run or the Time Machine (1960)
Jul 6, '09, 2:26 PM
Blade Runner for sure!
Jul 6, '09, 2:33 PM
My Favorite...Great Story...Great Effects.
Jul 6, '09, 4:40 PM
It's a toss up between Star Trek 2...and the NEW Star Trek.:please_y:
Jul 6, '09, 5:14 PM
Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope. I won't argue the greatness of Empire but Episode 4 is my favorite movie period.
Jul 6, '09, 5:22 PM
For me Blade Runner hands down......
Jul 6, '09, 5:26 PM
The LOTR trilogy. followed very closely by It Came From Outer Space and Forbidden Planet.
Jul 6, '09, 6:46 PM
Way too many to list but for starters;
The time machine (original)
the road warrior(mad max II)
flash gordon 80's
Oh man there are just too many......
Jul 6, '09, 8:06 PM
1. Clash of the Titans
2. Event Horizon
7. Empire Strikes Back
9. Planet of the Apes
Jul 6, '09, 8:21 PM
I'm a LOTR guy as my tops, but I like every single one of the movies everyone else has listed.
Jul 6, '09, 8:38 PM
The best? With all due respects to Star Trek II and Raiders of the Lost Ark (a very close second and third respectively), I would have to go with Planet of the Apes.
It just works. A solid story all around, and the way the story is told flows flawlessly. You just feel a part of the thing as events move along. My only complaint about it is that the astronauts didnt figure out they were on Earth when the Apes all spoke english...but thats a very minor squibble. Everything else was perfect.
Sadly, the sequels, though entertaining, never measured up to the same high point as the original.
... The less said about Burtons fiasco in the bannana patch the better.
Jul 6, '09, 9:01 PM
all great choices and most in my favorite movies category. I would also add:
Conan the Barbarian
Journey to the Center of the Earth (James Mason version)
Superman the Movie
the Harry Potter series
I am Legend
Jul 7, '09, 2:54 PM
For fantasy it's Ray Harryhausen all the way. Seven Voyage of Sinbad rules.
Jul 8, '09, 2:17 AM
Really nice feedback guys!!! Keep it coming!!! :grin: http://www.bargainscreeners.com/blog/spr.gif
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