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Postby sane max nli » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:29 pm

https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com/gu ... ll-time/5/

This is a interesting list - SF films by review score on Rotten Tomatoes. There are some very odd high entries. #1 is a good film, I agree, but the best ever?

I suspect all this shows is that critics reviews can be trusted about as far as you can spit them.
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Australian Dawn » Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:19 pm

Sci-Fi by it's nature is going to seem to be less realistic as science marches on, so for a lot of people I think new equals better.
Heavily stylised and not remotely hard Sci-Fi shows like that one are going to escape that sense of outdatedness to some degree I guess.
So between being good, fairly new, and highly stylised I can see how it got to #1.

Plus Sci-fi snobs probably rule out anything that has obvious fantasy tropes and any show with anything in it that seems too much like magic, which probably hurts the score for Star Wars and things like that.

But I think with Sci-Fi more than most genres (except comedy) it probably comes down to personal taste (and what flavour of Sci-Fi you like.)
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 10, 2017 6:16 pm

There's so any things to say about that list it's impossible to know where to start.

I'm not entirely sure about the scoring system. Am I right in saying it's based on reviews? Would that be reviews when the films came out?
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Levied Troop » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:05 pm

Looking at the comments, it's based on reviews on Rotten Tomatoes at roughly the time the film came out or was re-released and it seems to depend on the number of reviews.

Fairly pointless exercise without some idea of what 'best' can be defined as.

For example, Fury Road is post-apocalyptic, a sub-set of sci-fi rather than pure sci-fi surely? Is it a reasonable comparison with, for example, Contact?
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Guest » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:12 pm

So in that sense then it's little more than a record of how the reviewers got it right or wrong depending on how much you personally like or dislike the film.
Hmmm...
Interesting in itself, I suppose, but the title 'The Best Sci Fi Films' is misleading.
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby SpaceCudet » Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:11 pm

I'm obviously not a SF fan as I've not seen 6 of the top 20 and not heard of 3 before.
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Duff » Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:14 am

Rotten Tomatoes is little more than a film version of trip advisor and only really tells you how popular a film is, it says little about actual quality.
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Michael » Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:48 am

List is busted. I will wager the wank film that is close encounters was on it though...
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby sane max nli » Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:28 pm

Michael wrote:List is busted. I will wager the wank film that is close encounters was on it though...


Well, as it was ages ago, I can't recall... but the CURRENT top 100 has it at number 81. Hardly a top score for what was a dull, dull movie. It was just an ET prequel anyway.
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Re: top 100 SF movies

Postby Bronshtein » Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:22 pm

The current list is SF and Fantasy, and has some bizarre entries and omissions - no place for the The Thing from Another World 1951 or The Thing 1982 - but Fantasia is in at number 55!? Fantasia? I presume that's because it shares 6 letters with 'Fantasy'? :?
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