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MrV
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March 24th, 2017 at 8:45:49 AM permalink
Looks like this year could offer a bumper crop of seemingly first-rate Sci-fi flicks.

see:

"Blade Runner 2049"

"Alien Covenant"

"Valerian"


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March 24th, 2017 at 12:48:57 PM permalink
Don't forget about Star Wars Episode 8!
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March 24th, 2017 at 1:16:48 PM permalink
Quote: MrV

Looks like this year could offer a bumper crop of seemingly first-rate Sci-fi flicks.


"Alien Covenant"


To infinity, and beyond!



huge fan of the alien franchise here. Looking forward to it.
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March 24th, 2017 at 2:36:38 PM permalink
Quote: Zuga

Quote: MrV

Looks like this year could offer a bumper crop of seemingly first-rate Sci-fi flicks.


"Alien Covenant"


To infinity, and beyond!



huge fan of the alien franchise here. Looking forward to it.



Huge fan of the Alien franchise
Alien - great
Aliens - great
Alien 3 - very good
Alien Resurrection - ok

Alien has appeared in other movies but those were cheesy

When I heard about another Alien movie
My reaction was yawn
until
I saw its directed by Ridley Scott the original director that I am a huge fan of
Now looking forward to this.
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March 24th, 2017 at 3:20:51 PM permalink
Quote: terapined

Quote: Zuga

Quote: MrV

Looks like this year could offer a bumper crop of seemingly first-rate Sci-fi flicks.


"Alien Covenant"


To infinity, and beyond!



huge fan of the alien franchise here. Looking forward to it.



Huge fan of the Alien franchise
Alien - great
Aliens - great
Alien 3 - very good
Alien Resurrection - ok

Alien has appeared in other movies but those were cheesy

When I heard about another Alien movie
My reaction was yawn
until
I saw its directed by Ridley Scott the original director that I am a huge fan of
Now looking forward to this.



I saw a trailer in the theater, and it looks beautiful on the big screen, but what I could cull from the story, it appears to be Standard Formula "A":
1) A group with good intentions
2) Bad things happen
3) Very bad things happen
4) A surprise reveal
5) Narrow escape at the last second
6) Wait for it... a set up for a sequel

My sense from those two minutes is that it doesn't seem as engaging as "Prometheus", I plan to wait for the Blu-Ray unless I hear something awesome from a trusted source.

Is "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2" considered "Sci-Fi"?

Interesting that there is only one film mentioned so far that is an original vs. a sequel.
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March 24th, 2017 at 10:15:10 PM permalink
I liked Cloverfield Lane. Does that count?
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March 25th, 2017 at 6:18:43 AM permalink
How about Life, as well. We're looking forward to that one.
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March 25th, 2017 at 8:52:24 AM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

Is "Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2" considered "Sci-Fi"?


Absolutely. Looking forward to it.

Quote: Ayecarumba

Interesting that there is only one film mentioned so far that is an original vs. a sequel.


Not sure how original "Valarian" really is. From the trailer it definitely gave off a Star Wars vibe. I'm pretty sure I saw Jabba's cousin in there somewhere. The last really original Sci Fi I saw was "Arrival".
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