Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 13 hours ago) and read 920 times:
ALIENS has gotta be the number 1 sci-fi hit of all time. It was a superb mixture of horror and action with awesome special effects! It won the academy award for 1986 if i'm not mistaken. Having said that ALIEN 1(1979) was also a very good movie. Watching that movie doesn't give you the impression that it was made in the 1970's- again an excellent thriller although lacking in a bit of the action of part 2.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 9 hours ago) and read 911 times:
Best sci-fi is from the 1940s and early 1950s. Everything after that is just action thrillers in space...
I strongly disagree.
So many science fiction stories, from the 70s (Logans Run), to the 80s (Blade Runner) to the 90s (The Matrix), had deeper commentary on social issues. In fact very little of what was regarded as the best Star Trek movie, IV-The Voyage Home took place in space, and it was loaded with lessons.
I think 1977's Star Wars was the turning point. Prior to, sci-fi morphed from incredible movies like War of the Worlds to bland, cerebral fare like Solyent Green. After Star Wars, sci fi grew in both technical prowess and story line.
Boeing in pdx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 8 hours ago) and read 908 times:
Aliens did not win the Oscar in 1986 platoon did. and most people did not get 2001 and i agree without reading the book it is very hard to understand so star wars dumbed it down for a dumb America. I can't belive they did not make the stormtroopers Red! i also liked soyalent green.