IndyRevoly wrote:I knew I recognized that guy!
Edit: Jeez, did he just, like, entirely not age between '98 and today?
Yea pretty much. I loved The Matrix (original only) and I when I saw it in the theater I picked up on a lot of similarities between it and Dark City. I loved both but I'd rank the Matrix higher (although my blind love for it has since been tarnished by the Wacko-ski brothers/sisters sideshow, the amount of material lifted from anime that I didn't know about at the time, and both of the sequels which were just A W F U L .
IndyRevoly wrote:If I was going to suggest sci-fi movies, we'd be here all day, so I'll throw out a few recent ones that I thought were really good/interesting:Spoiler:
- Sunshine, which was directed by the guy who made Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later and which is extremely good for the first two-thirds and then less good but still pretty interesting for the last third;
- Arrival, which I thought was good until the ending completely destroyed my suspension of disbelief (points out the wazoo for being interesting, though);
- Interstellar (less good and interesting than it is just really, really well-made, like Nolan films tend to be), Children of Men (set ten minutes in the future, so barely sci-fi but definitely speculative fiction);
- and A.I. Artificial Intelligence, which was basically Stanley Kubrick's (director of the movie 2001 that Trey listed) last movie that Spielberg went ahead and produced and directed (Spielberg directing was ultimately Kubrick's intention for the film) after Kubrick was too, er, dead to produce it.
I wanted to see Arrival and then some jerk who saw it on a pre-screening f'n spoiled the ending for me. I was so mad!
Interstellar was pretty great. Heard AI was awful actually, so I've never seen it. Sunshine is on one of my watch lists.