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  • 2001: A Space Odyssey

    19 67.86%
  • Donnie Darko

    11 39.29%
  • Fire in the Sky

    2 7.14%
  • Forbidden Planet

    10 35.71%
  • Planet of the Apes

    19 67.86%
  • Predator

    20 71.43%
  • Super 8

    5 17.86%
  • Videodrome

    5 17.86%
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Thread: Best Sci-fi Tournament - Round 2 Group I

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    Cannot believe Forbidden Planet has been eliminated....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    Cannot believe Forbidden Planet has been eliminated....
    Looks like Donnie Darko defeated it by just one vote... and one of the people who voted for Donnie Darko was you.

    So I guess now you really wish you could go back in time.

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    Well, I can recant that vote, forcing a tiebreaker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pathoftheturtle View Post
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    ... I understand that people appreciate something else about that film, and this something is what I totally fail to see
    Existential despair? Eh, that is, by my theory, more like a type of angsty repressed self-hatred. Many people, young people, at least in this country, carry a lot of free-floating anxiety. Particularly children of the middle class whose parents outwardly seem models of virtue and who are provided with easy material abundance yet loaded with intense pressure to maintain status and gradually uncovering the deprivation in the world from which they've been sheltered. This produces an urge to reject their own privilege, coupled with a fear of the consequences. It's a bit of a relief to identify with the taboo feelings in Donnie Darko -- that at least suggests that you're not the only one. But of course this is all quite negative and rather unproductive; not much to which genuine romantics and activist idealists can relate at all.
    did you really see all that in this movie??? do I have to watch it again, because I missed it altogether? I believe it can be found if it is looked for, and hard, like most everything can be read (seen) into everything. On the other hand, you may be right (and sure are), and the problems of middle class American teenagers provided with material abundance is something I totally fail to recognize as existential despair.

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    I don't see any of that in Donnie Darko and it's one of my favourite films. The directors cut makes everything a little clearer in terms of the science fiction aspects making a bit morr sense. I like the confliction between a doomsday scenario where the end of the world is only known by a mentally ill teenager who already struggles existing in the world he's now somehow obligated to save. The humourous script is a big plus.
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    Yeah, the part about equating adolescent discontent with the serious bleakness the film tries to conjure was kind of a joke. It was a surprise hit. I think the target audience is just the kind who see every misfortune as end-of-the-world.

    As I stated elsewhere, the Butterfly Effect Director's Cut is just as bad.

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