PUBLIC OPINION > The Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy Is Sci-Fi's Finest
SodaHead Film 2012/06/11 16:00:00
In honor of Ridley Scott's return to sci-fi with "Prometheus," we asked the public to vote on the greatest sci-fi flicks of all time. Obviously, we couldn't include every sci-fi classic in the options, but we did our best and offered ten of the genre's most iconic films, each with a very different approach and aesthetic. We also let voters fill in the blank if they didn't see their pick on the list. Let's see how the poll panned out.
Some might say this is a little unfair, since "Star Wars" could indicate a whole trilogy of films. But really, making three classic movies is harder than making one, so George Lucas deserves every bit of this honor. Unfortunately, that honor was tarnished by the prequels, but hey -- you don't have to watch them. As far as we're concerned, the films concluded in 1983. But we wouldn't dare try to rank the individual films. We'll save that for another poll.
Unlike the "Star Wars" trilogy, we had to be a little more specific with "Terminator." In terms of quality, both films are off the charts. But "T2" has a cult status that usually outshines the original. It's up for debate, of course -- some commenters went for the first. As long as you stop at "T2" and don't include the films that came after it, James Cameron's "Terminator" series is easily one of the greatest achievements in sci-fi.
Another James Cameron movie in the top three. He ranked pretty high in the cheesy romance poll with "Titanic," too. The guy knows how to make a classic. However, this one's a little more controversial than "Terminator." Not everyone liked "Avatar." In fact, the Top Opinion read, "I want to beat all the Avatar voters with a bat." It's a little bit... light-hearted. Not as dark as, say, "Blade Runner," though "Blade Runner" doesn't strike everyone's fancy, either. Ah, the many faces of sci-fi...
As usual, we want to make sure to include a healthy list of options we didn't include, provided by the public: "Back the the Future," "A.I.," "The Day the Earth Stood Still," "Predator," "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," "Serenity," "Inception," "The Thing," "Invasion of the Body Snatchers," "12 Monkeys," "Star Trek: Nemesis," "War of the Worlds," "Minority Report." We'll stop there. This could be a very long list.
If you'd like to vote on this question, dig deeper into the demographics, or engage in existing discussion about the topic, visit our poll about sci-fi classics. We'd love to hear from you!
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