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  • The Matrix

    16 55.17%
  • 2001 : A Space Odyssey

    14 48.28%
  • Planet of the Apes

    11 37.93%
  • Contact

    6 20.69%
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past

    3 10.34%
  • Gattaca

    6 20.69%
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Thread: Best Sci-fi Tournament - Round 3 Group D

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    Default Best Sci-fi Tournament - Round 3 Group D

    Note: You may vote for up to 2 films.
    The Matrix


    2001 : A Space Odyssey


    Planet of the Apes


    Contact


    X-Men : Days of Future Past


    Gattaca
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    Planet of the Apes is the only one to get my vote here.
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    Easy: Contact and Gattaca. Two utterly mind-blowing films.

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    There can only be one choice: 2001: A Space Odyssey

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    How is The Matrix leading?

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    Some actual shenanigans here. Becca and Merlin voted more than they should have.
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    Good catch.

    Becca, Merlin - you are only allowed to vote for 2 films in Round 3. Please let me know which film you wish to remove your vote for.
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    Hopefully I can get in 2001 before the poll closes.
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    If Contact gets eliminated....

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    Personally, I would never consider Contact as one of the top sci-first films. Planet of the Apes however definitely deserves to make it forward. I can't believe The Matrix is going to beat it
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    The Matrix is going to beat out all these thoughtful films (except X-men)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    Personally, I would never consider Contact as one of the top sci-first films.
    Why not? I've seen it on many Top X Sci-Fi Movies of All Time lists, and personally, it's one of my favorite films of the 1990s of any genre. An amazing film: it's deep and philosophical, beautifully shot and exceptionally acted, and presents probably the best scene of first contact with a different life form.

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    I preferred The Arrival though both are solid sci-fi films.
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    I just checked my 1990s rankings (here) and I've got Contact as the 11th best movie of the 1990s. Seems right.

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    Big fan of Contact. But my votes went to The Matrix and The Planet of the Apes.

    I thought The Matrix was an outstanding film. (Full disclosure--I never watched any of the sequels so there was no subsequent crap to diminish the film in my mind).

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    The Matrix deserves its place among the top echelon of sci fi and I'm prepared to fight (vote) for it to the death!

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    I'm just nodding my head the whole time thinking "ok, stop now, please."

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    You guys are going to have to explain what was so great about that film, because I absolutely hated it. I was so bored watching it.
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    The Matrix is good but I just can't watch it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by divemaster View Post
    Big fan of Contact. But my votes went to The Matrix and The Planet of the Apes.

    I thought The Matrix was an outstanding film. (Full disclosure--I never watched any of the sequels so there was no subsequent crap to diminish the film in my mind).
    My personal favorite of the three films is "Reloaded" The Marovingion, the Freeway, upgrades... that all rocked to me.

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    The first Matrix was good but the sequels were terrible. But they all pale in comparison to the profound films like Contact and Gattaca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heather19 View Post
    You guys are going to have to explain what was so great about that film, because I absolutely hated it. I was so bored watching it.
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    Well, before The Matrix, philosophy professors had to explain questions of reality vs. virtual reality one classroom at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pablo View Post
    The first Matrix was good but the sequels were terrible. But they all pale in comparison to the profound films like Contact and Gattaca.
    I'm calling you out dawg.

    How does Gattaca trump the Matrix?
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    It's a much better overall film. On every level. The Matrix is a cool-looking action film, could even be argued it's a superhero film. I like it, but it's not better than Gattaca, and certainly not Contact.

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    I know you think it's a much better film! lol

    I mean specifics. What about Gattaca specifically?

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