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My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #3 – V for Vendetta

August 6, 2010 1 comment

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

Now this is a movie that really polarizes people. Some love it, some hate it.

At the time of its release, our dear departed president George W. Bush was at the height of the news. And he had quite a way of polarizing people as well.

So this movie really took shots at the right-wing. It advocated gay rights, religious rights, and freedom of expression. It also didn’t try very hard to hide the fact that it was directly criticizing the US.

But all that aside, the movie is entertaining. The Wachowski brothers don’t make Oscar-calibre movies, they just make entertaining ones. V is a fantastic character. He is well spoken and can kick ass which I always admire in my action heroes (or anti-heroes).

And I’ve always had a bit of a crush on Natalie Portman (she went to Harvard!), so this movie is right up my alley.

So love it or hate it, ‘V for Vendetta’ made a big impact, and its one of my favourites. So it cracks the top 3 on my Top 10 Sci-Fi Movie list.

“You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it.”

Full List:

#10 – The Terminator (1984)

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

#7 – Aliens (1986)

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

#5 – E.T. (1982)

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993)

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)

My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #6 – Blade Runner

August 3, 2010 2 comments

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

  

Hmm…yet another awesome sci-fi flick from the 80’s. How can a decade that spawned such crappy music have given us such a plethora of great science fiction?  

Any movie based on a book by Philip K. Dick is going to be a bit out there. And with Ridley Scott for a director, you are in for quite a ride with ‘Blade Runner’.  

You’ve also got Harrison Ford chasing rogue androids (‘replicants’), mystery, and Harrison Ford along for the ride. The sets and ambiance in the movie is really incredible as well. I’ve never seen a sci-fi movie that looks like this.  

It’s almost a film noir of sci-fi; dark, mysterious, and full of surprises. Its uniqueness and awesomeness make it a worthy addition to my top 10.  

“I need ya, Decks. This is a bad one, the worst yet. I need the old blade runner, I need your magic.”  

 

Full List: 

#10 – The Terminator (1984) 

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) 

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997) 

#7 – Aliens (1986) 

#6 – Blade Runner (1982) 

#5 – E.T. (1982) 

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993) 

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005) 

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983) 

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)

My Top 10 Sci-Fi Movies: #8 – The Fifth Element

August 1, 2010 5 comments

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

Yeah I know, this movie has it flaws. But dammit, its just so entertaining!

I mean, Bruce Willis is awesome. And put him in an over-the-top sci-fi action thriller and you got a recipe for a great movie.

While corny in spots and maybe even a bit overlong, the movie’s greatest strength is its sense of humour. Chris Tucker is incredible as the radio DJ caught in the mix of an epic battle between good and evil. Willis gives a perfect deadpan and Gary Oldman is great in anything he does.

So check this one out if you haven’t already. As long as you’re not expecting an artsy, Oscar-worthy movie, you will be thoroughly impressed with this hugely entertaining piece of sci-fi gold.

“What’s wrong with you? What you screamin’ for? Every 5 minutes there’s somethin’, a bomb or somethin’. I’m leavin’. bzzzz.”

Full List:

#10 – The Terminator (1984)

#9 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)

#8 – The Fifth Element (1997)

#7 – Aliens (1986)

#6 – Blade Runner (1982)

#5 – E.T. (1982)

#4 – Jurassic Park (1993)

#3 – V for Vendetta (2005)

#2 – Star Wars Trilogy (1977 – 1983)

#1 – Back to the Future (1985)