Home

Modern Sci-Fi Masterpieces... Mostly

image by Veronica V. Jones

Post-Blade Runner Science Fiction Standouts

Angry Kaneda from Akira.
Akira
An alien? from District 9.
District 9
Carl Urban as Judge Dredd from Dredd.
Dredd
Rufus Sewell as John Murdoch in Dark City.
Dark City

A short while ago, The AV Club celebrated the release of Blade Runner 2049 with a list of The 35 best science-fiction movies since Blade Runner. I’ve added The Host to my must-see list, and will try yet again to stay awake for all of Brazil, but I’ve seen the other 33. With that knowledge, I humbly offer a few replacements.

I know I deeply hated A.I. Artificial Intelligence, but all I can remember is the horrible, pointless ending. Let’s replace this film with Akira. Those kids have it pretty rough too, but at least there’s a little light at the end of the Neo Tokyo tunnel. OK, a lot of light.

Of course Jurassic Park was groundbreaking, but I can’t really consider a little genetic hand waving real science fiction. Karl Urban as the judge named Dredd was a much more satisfying resurrected dinosaur.

I know I’ve watched Upstream Color, and I’m sure I could watch it a few more times without understanding anything at all about it. It might’ve touched on themes of transformation, so I’d recommend District 9 instead.

Finally, I have to ask again… haven’t you guys ever seen Dark City?

Written by in March of 2019. Last edited March 2019.

Related Features

Enterprise Warps into the Sunset

Scott Bakula Jolene Blalock Connor Trinneer Dominic Keating Linda Park Anthony Montgomery

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Dredd

Karl Urban as Judge Dredd Olivia Thirlby as Judge Anderson Lena Headly as MaMa

A Summer of Science Fiction Love

Skeet Ulrich as survivor Jake Green Colin Ferguson as Sheriff Jack Carter Anthony Michael Hall as the psychic John Smith.

Zombieland isn’t Your Typical Comedy Horror Action Romance

Tallahassee and Columbus (Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg) prepare for zombie combat in a Zombieland grocery store. Little Rock and Wichita (Abigail Breslin and Emma Stone) take a moment in Zombieland. A horde of zombies swarm Zombieland's Pacific Playland.

Scientists Choose Top SF Movies


Comments

Be the first to comment!