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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: #7 – Aliens

August 2, 2010 1 comment

#7 – Aliens (1986)

  

Two things I’ve just realized are: that James Cameron makes awesome movies, and the 1980’s was a great decade for science fiction.  

After Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’ did a great job creating one of the scariest monsters in a movie, let alone a science fiction movie, James Cameron took the helm for the sequel.  

And while I greatly enjoy the dark and suspenseful ‘Alien’ by Scott, Cameron turned the sequel in a slam-bang action adventure and I’ve watched it dozens of times. This movie has one of the best suspense elements I’ve ever seen in a movie too: the motion detector. The slight “beep…beep” of the motion detector the marines use and knowing there is something out there coming at them, and not being able to see it, is just great movie making.  

I also really love Sigourney Weaver. This series turned ‘Ripley’ into one of movie history’s strongest female characters.  

  

“They’re coming outta the walls. They’re coming outta the goddamn walls. Let’s book!” 

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)