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What is the Best Science Fiction film of the Decade? (2000-2009)

  1. theageofcake profile image75
    theageofcakeposted 7 years ago

    I'm partial to Children of Men and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. 

    What does everyone else think?

    1. kurojohns profile image52
      kurojohnsposted 7 years ago

      2012.

      1. jellydonut25 profile image61
        jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        One can only hope you're not serious

        there's so many possibilities it's not even funny...choosing something from this year (as I am tempted to do with District 9) almost doesn't seem fair. Just because something is fresh in your mind and you enjoyed it doesn't mean it's better than something else...

        if you put a gun to my head and told me to pick in 10 seconds or less I'd say District 9.

        if i had time to think about it and double-check release dates for various films then I'm sitting here thinking the Lord of the Rings Trilogy unless you don't want to include that as sci-fi in which case I find myself leaning towards 28 Dyas Later, since The Matrix was 1999

        1. XprtEase profile image73
          XprtEaseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          smile
          I would go with jellydonut here and say D9! No doubt about it in the sci-fi category i.e.
          While I have also loved Avatar - which is still kind of sci-fi, I would rather categorize it in the epic adventure category. So D9 for sci-fi and Avatar for the latter!

    2. Colebabie profile image60
      Colebabieposted 7 years ago

      Donnie Darko

    3. Midasfx profile image65
      Midasfxposted 7 years ago



      Donnie Darko is a great film!

      1. Katelyn Weel profile image86
        Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just watched this last night, it was awesome!

      2. Sa Toya profile image83
        Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is a well good film

    4. sooner than later profile image60
      sooner than laterposted 7 years ago

      I would have to say that global warming video "An Inconvenient Truth" by Al Gore. smile

      1. jellydonut25 profile image61
        jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        badoom ching! HIYO!
        he shoots, HE SCORES!
        love it

      2. sooner than later profile image60
        sooner than laterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I forgot that I wrote this. and its still funny to me.

    5. bojanglesk8 profile image59
      bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

      District 9.

    6. bat115 profile image71
      bat115posted 7 years ago

      A.I. Artificial Intelligence

      1. theageofcake profile image75
        theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I really want to love that movie - but it just ain't happenin'.  Its certainly an intriguing premise though.

    7. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 7 years ago

      This sounds crazy but I kinda liked that movie "Serenity "

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Good movie, but I wouldn't say it was the best of the decade. smile

    8. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 7 years ago

      "The War of the Worlds"

    9. profile image0
      pgrundyposted 7 years ago

      District 9.

    10. sunforged profile image73
      sunforgedposted 7 years ago

      im 100% behind

      Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind

      and

      Wall-E

      as the overall greats

      Iron Man or District 9 or the latest Star Trek - as the best of what we would traditionally think of as Sci-Fi

      Donnie Darko or Moon - as the ones you may have missed

      I really liked Serenity, and it is no stranger to the best of the decade lists

      I wish I could include A.I., i had big hopes , amazing visuals, lots of fun but since its not a very original concept I cant include it

      1. theageofcake profile image75
        theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        THANK YOU!  Somebody finally included Moon!  Excellent choice - I've got my eyes on this Duncan Jones fellow.

        Donnie Darko was a bit too faux goth 14 year old friendly for my taste, but it definitely had interesting elements.

    11. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

      best of the decade..


      I would have to say Wall-E~~ amazing.  smile


      for a runner up~ Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

      1. jellydonut25 profile image61
        jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        oh, i LOVED sunshine...i remember hearing bad things about it from family and then i watched it and was like "my god, that movie was GLORIOUS what are you smoking?!?!"

        1. theageofcake profile image75
          theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If whatever they smoked didn't enhance the Eternal Sunshine experience, they aren't smoking the right stuff.

          When you said 'Sunshine' though, I initially thought you were referring to the Danny Boyle film from 2007 - which is probably one of the prettiest movies I've seen this decade.

    12. brimancandy profile image81
      brimancandyposted 7 years ago

      If I said Scary Movie 4. Would anyone agree? It was kind of Science fiction, with a little horror thrown in. And, it was also very funny!

      "here's detroit before the alien attack." Fire and screams

      "here's Detroit right now." Fire and screams, with invading aliens. just made me frickin laugh! I live in Michigan.

      Then the whole Ipod playing "Carma Camileon" that instantly switches to destroy all humanity! Riot!

    13. dfunzy profile image60
      dfunzyposted 7 years ago

      Star Trek (2009)
      Directed by JJ Abrams. Starring Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Leonard Nimoy

      It was the most fun to watch, and probably with have the most influence on science fiction in the coming decade.

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      baconmidgetposted 7 years ago

      watchmen

      1. theageofcake profile image75
        theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Have you read the book?  It puts the movie to shame.

        1. profile image0
          baconmidgetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          yeah i loved the book way more than the movie too but u know what they say " a picture is worth a thousand words"

          1. jellydonut25 profile image61
            jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            maybe it's because i'm not the world's biggest comic reader, but I didn't think the book was anything TOO special...there were a couple details i liked better in the book, but i thought the climax/ending of the movie made a little more sense than that of the book

            i always thought the end of the book was a little ridiculous...

            1. theageofcake profile image75
              theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              The Watchmen comic series is one of the best ever written.  I could go into painful detail as to why that is, but for now I will spare you. 

              The ending of the book seemed ridiculous because it had to take an event so unbelievable and otherworldly to incite such change, however temporary it may be.  The idea that a strange creature was the cause of destruction alleviates the "heroes" of any blame. 

              I liked that in the book, Ozymandias was portrayed as having a very odd sense of morality.  The film version presented what I thought to be a much more two dimensional villainous version of his character, which I personally didn't like.

    15. Windsweptplains profile image90
      Windsweptplainsposted 7 years ago

      I enjoyed "The Island."

      And I hope to see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind someday.

    16. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 7 years ago

      Minority Report was kinda Interesting

    17. Midasfx profile image65
      Midasfxposted 7 years ago

      Donnie Darko still creeps me out. That bunny mask sends shivers down my spine. WTF is up with that mask!

      lol   

      the soundtrack is also pretty good.

      ** Eternal Sunshine of the spotless mind was not a good movie in my opinion. That is my least favorite Jim Carey movie EVER. lol that movie is just way too far out there.

      1. Katelyn Weel profile image86
        Katelyn Weelposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah I still don't fully understand the Frank thing... especially at the end, that really threw me off.

    18. bojanglesk8 profile image59
      bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

      District 9, no contest.

      1. theageofcake profile image75
        theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I really liked District 9, but there are definitely a handful of superiors in the sci fi category for the past decade.  I don't think it was even the best of the year (of what I've seen, that title would probably go to Moon).

    19. Mikel G Roberts profile image87
      Mikel G Robertsposted 7 years ago

      What about X-men...

    20. bat115 profile image71
      bat115posted 7 years ago

      what did everyone think of Avatar? I posted my review.

    21. Sa Toya profile image83
      Sa Toyaposted 7 years ago

      D 9 = AMAZING!!!!
      Avatar= Fantasticles....Some serious shit right there

    22. jellydonut25 profile image61
      jellydonut25posted 7 years ago

      i NEED to see Moon...i've heard it's pretty good

    23. profile image0
      Dominique Tengposted 7 years ago

      There were few good movies and I normally would agree with all the others here in this forum, but I just saw the AVATAR. The special effects are spectacular. I am glad that James Cameron waited for the technology to be developed.
      The plot may seem simple, but the movie is multi-layered and sends some interesting messages to all of us at the end of the first decade of the 21st century.

      1. jellydonut25 profile image61
        jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        FALSE.

        I mentioned it in my review, but when a movie has "many messages" but they are ALL essentially the same (technology is bad, science is bad, white man is bad, corporate greed is bad - aka essentially EVERYTHING about 21st century America is BAD) is it REALLY multi-layered??

        The movie's morals are a JOKE. It's afraid to say ANYTHING in the least little bit controversial. It's popcorn fluff and reading further into it is a waste of time...

        District 9 on the other hand...I need to do a proper review of that film soon.

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          Dominique Tengposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Avatar is not a movie for a shallow mind. A director who is using the most advanced digital technology did not create a movie that denies the technology the right to exist. He is against mindless use of it. In 2154 all resources on Earth have been depleted. This is a vision of a society that did not use or develop alternative technological applications to save the planet, but instead went to steal resources from someone else...
          Cameron managed to stir controversy. There are two camps now fighting for and against the film and its message.

          1. jellydonut25 profile image61
            jellydonut25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            I would argue the controversy is not from the movie itself. Cameron simply sides with the more popular, less controversial side...

            it's so EASY to say, "Imperialism is bad, because all imperialists are evil and want nothing but power" but by just showing us the ONE side of the argument, he's taking the coward's way out. Painting a pretty picture of a perfect world that corporate greed is ruining, YAWN. Been there, done that. BORING - I'm so UTTERLY SICK of seeing a WHITE CORPORATE MALE be the villain...

            Like I said, give me a movie like District 9; rather than say, "We aren't THAT different..." (an idea that Cameron takes to utmost extremes by having the different species become physically attracted to each other and begin mating!) Blomkamp's argument is "We have VERY LITTLE in common, but that's no excuse to treat each other like crap"

            the reason people are "fighting against" Avatar's message is because it's essentially PROPAGANDA and paints a black and white picture with no shades of gray...one side is EVIL and the other side is 100% INNOCENT, it's tedious and creates no real drama and a vapid absence of character development doesn't help either...

            1. theageofcake profile image75
              theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Agreed, jelly. 100%. 

              I do think District 9 was a tad overrated, but next to Avatar it seems utterly brilliant. 

              Supporting your point: District 9 features a storyline in which the protagonist becomes an outsider for "becoming" one of the prawns.  Its far more daring than Jake Sully becoming a hero for protecting the Na'vi, which is very Hollywood and overplayed.

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                Whiskey Wizardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                OK, so I HATE Keanu Reeves. With a passion. I also hate it when good works are mutilated on film. But A Scanner Darkly is good.

    24. sasanqua profile image88
      sasanquaposted 7 years ago

      I'd have to say Moon and Star Trek, but they're both fresh in my mind since I saw them recently! I loved Sunshine as well to tell you the truth, but I'm not sure too many people would agree with me on that one...I'm finding it difficult to think back more than a couple of years.

      1. theageofcake profile image75
        theageofcakeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Sunshine is definitely a commendable pick.  The visuals were brilliant and the plot rather unexpected.

    25. Cris A profile image62
      Cris Aposted 7 years ago

      I might need to look back but at the top of my head right now, it's gotta be Avatar cool

     
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