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Y’Know, He’s Got a Point

John Scalzi has an article about SF movies over at SciFi Scanner, and he makes an interesting observation: In science fiction, unlike every other movie genre, “classic” does not automatically equal “good.”

Gojira and its dozens of sequels are so bad that if there was any honesty in the world, people would have to admit that the universally-reviled 1998 Roland Emmerich version is actually the best-written, best-acted, best-produced Godzilla film ever made. No one will ever admit this, ever (except for me, and maybe, if he’s drunk enough, Roland Emmerich), but there it is. Gojira is a classic science fiction film. Gojira stinks.

He’s got lots of other examples. And he’s right: For every Blade Runner, there’s a Logan’s Run.

The comments thread is interesting, too.


Posted in Movies & TV June 18th, 2008 by Chip
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