Tuesday, April 05, 2011

The 30 Day Film Challenge Day 4: Favorite sci-fi film

Catching up on the 30 Day Film Challenge - hey, no one said anything about consecutive days!

A lot of people claim that they don't "get" 2001: A Space Odyssey. And that's actually appropriate considering it contemplates nothing less than the infinite and our place in the universe. Even with the dated trappings (the Pan Am shuttle, the kitschy furniture that looks like it's from 1967 - heck even the title is dated now), the movie still feels futuristic and timeless because it wonders about things like few other movies do. If it were more concrete and explainable, it would be a lesser film.

Other contenders: Aliens, The Day the Earth Stood Still, Close Encounters of the Third Kind

1 comment:

David M. Allen M.D. said...

I vote for the original Invasion of the Body Snatchers, with the original Village of the Damned a close second. Also loved the original Invaders from Mars, even though you could see the zippers on the alien costumes.