Friday, August 12, 2011

august MOVIE MEME, day 12: my favorite sci-fi movie

Ah, sci-fi.  Whether you're an avid watcher of the F-grade fare that the channel formerly known as, well, sci-fi used to show or the quality Sigourney-starring, space opera types, the genre has a little bit of something for any type.  Here's my favorite (I think)...

WALLlE (2008, dir. Andrew Stanton) - Yeah, I don't know if it really counts in this category so much as in the "uplifting work of genius" category.  But in all technicality, this one's sci-fi.  Just look at the alien-like robots and the space travel.  (Although, if we count Jurassic Park as sci-fi at all, it would probably trump the poor cleaning robot.)  This one's an easy call all in all though.  I know there are a select few who aren't big fans of this movie, but I will absolutely never understand why.  It's beautiful and moving from start to finish, and it stars some of the most endearing characters in film history - and they just happen to be artificial.  As far as the sci-fi angle goes, the beautifully animated Axiom and the barren wasteland of former-Earth trump a lot of the work being done by the genre movies for adults.  Then again, we wouldn't expect much less from Pixar.  (That is until this year, I suppose.)  What did you think of WALL-E? Did it move you to eternal adoration or otherwise?


TomS said...

I loved Wall-E too! Neat how they incorporated "Hello Dolly".
A few favorite sci-fi:
All-time favorite: "2001: A Space Odyssey".
Guilty Pleasure: the incredible "Plan Nine From Outer Space" (Ed Wood)
Most recent sci-fi favorite; "Never Let Me Go", with Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield.

Robert said...

I looooooooooooooooooove "Wall-E" so much, and when I proclaim it's my favorite Pixar movie my friends and family scoff, and I just don't understand why. It's so beautiful!