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Old January 21 2014, 02:05 AM   #31
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Re: The year-end, 5 Best Sci-fi movies of 2013

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Pacific Rim: Its basically the Star Wars of 2013. A big, flashy, pop culture movie that gets it right, pushing all of our scifi fan buttons and managing to do it with style and a genuine sense of reverence for it's subject..not easy to do when most of the source material has cardboard monsters and zipper enhanced kung fu stuntmen. For making mecha cool again, and sheer entertainment value this movie takes the top spot.
When were mecha not cool? The genre has always been awesome.
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Old January 22 2014, 06:36 AM   #32
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Re: The year-end, 5 Best Sci-fi movies of 2013

It did make it at least a little more mainstream, though.
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Old February 1 2014, 07:18 PM   #33
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Re: The year-end, 5 Best Sci-fi movies of 2013

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Pacific Rim: Its basically the Star Wars of 2013. A big, flashy, pop culture movie that gets it right, pushing all of our scifi fan buttons and managing to do it with style and a genuine sense of reverence for it's subject..not easy to do when most of the source material has cardboard monsters and zipper enhanced kung fu stuntmen. For making mecha cool again, and sheer entertainment value this movie takes the top spot.
When were mecha not cool? The genre has always been awesome.
Mecha is only cool to a small realm of sub-fandom. What's easy to forget with all these cheap live action mecha shows and a handful of decent animated movies and tv shows, is that there has never been a big budget live action mecha movie other than Transformers and none involving machines vs nature (kaiju).
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Old February 1 2014, 07:22 PM   #34
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Re: The year-end, 5 Best Sci-fi movies of 2013

After seeing Upstream Color and Her, I'd have to say Her might be in my top 5, and Upstream Color MAY be in the top 10, tough I'm still mulling it over. I was surprised to find out a day two after I watched Her it was nominated for 5 Academy Awards. So two scifi movies were nominated for Best Picture this year.

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Old February 3 2014, 08:59 AM   #35
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Re: The year-end, 5 Best Sci-fi movies of 2013

Sci fi films I enjoyed in 2013:

Elysium (was I the only one who liked it?)
Man of Steel
Star Trek Into Darkness
Pacific Rim
About Time (hey, it has time travel in it)
Thor 2
Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (I'm lumping SF and fantasy together)

Didn't see Oblivion, After Earth, or Enders Game

Was let down by Gravity. Beautiful visuals, but I think Bullock is tremendously overrated as an actress. An hour and a half of her whining, and breathing heavily. No thanks
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I've only seen The Man of Steel, STID and Gravity. I liked all of them, and Gravity certainly had spectacular effects. The flying debris made me duck.
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