I remember my disappointment after watching “Crimson Tide” with Denzel and Hackman that movie should have ended with the world destroyed instead of the predictable last minute save the world happy ending. It would have had a bigger impact with a more realistic message that one day our luck will run out and we will self-destruct, that this is a possibility. That movie should have ended with the brutal destruction of the world, showing human suffering because of human stupidity.
The movie “28 Days Later” was one of the best zombie movies ever to me because it was the only zombie that scared the hell out of me and I am not afraid to say that. “28 Days Later” had 3 alternate endings one where everyone died, some died and they all lived as they try to please the market.
One of the worst Sci-Fi movie to me was Independence Day. I am a Sci-Fi geek but this movie was an insult to my intelligence from start to finish. The special effect was great but the storyline was terrible and the ending predictable. Will Smith who is a brilliant actor just decided to play Fresh Prince in the movie. But it was the science that was all wrong, are you telling me that those aliens with superior technology had no concept of an anti-virus or that a ship that crash landed on earth decades before still had the same software version as the ship that just arrived decades later and was able to reconnect to the mother-ship without a software upgrade or any identifying login sequence and with the Apple PowerBook 5300 they were able to upload a virus to the mother ship. Then that July 4th speech almost made me puke, it was corny and over the top. I was able to look past the fact that humanity cannot get to our nearest planet but we can beat aliens who traveled between galaxies.
The original “War of the World” was a true classic, humanity failed to defeat the aliens, all seemed lost but in the end they were defeated by germs. I still remember watching that on JBC with my 13 inch black and white Westinghouse TV.
One Sci Fi movie that left a lasting impression was the 1951 black-and-white movie, the original, "The Day the Earth Stood Still". It made me question the future of humanity and this planet at a very young age. I began to see humanity through a microscope like little destructive insects
The First Matrix movie blew me away, the second, Matrix Reloaded was rubbish and should never have been made with elements of that script merged into the third movie, Matrix Revolutions. That was milking a script too far.
The 1970 British Sci-fi show with the groovy music UFO was a must watch for me growing up, “SHADO, the Supreme Headquarters, Alien Defence Organisation”
And who can forgot the 1975 Space 1999. Not to mention the fashion of the time use to drive a young boy crazy.
Star Trek Next Generation is the best of the Star Trek franchise, followed by Star Trek Enterprise and the Star Trek Voyager. I was not a big fan of Star Trek Deep Space Nine but it comes sixth behind two shows that does not belong to the Star Trek franchise but are top rated by me, Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis while Stargate Universe was just rubbish! I purposely left out Star Trek Original because it is in a class all by itself.
The Christopher Reeve superman movies just did not do it for me, I remember watching the first Christopher Reeve’s movie at the Carib and was excited about it but that quickly wore off. The first one was great but all the others failed, however the line “kneel before zod” will live on forever. Reeve was perfect for the role but the writing, plot and characters were way too weak for a comic head like me. Coupled with directors who ignore decades of comic history and decided to create their own idea of what superman was, the same can be said for some of the old batman movies.
I can sit down and watch the old Star Wars over and over but I cannot sit down and watch the old superman without feeling like throwing something at the screen. The worst one by far was Superman Return, I was not sure what the writers and directors was trying to do but it was an epic failure not worth a second watch and what made it even worst was that the movie had the technology to do whatever it wanted. Henry Cavill Superman, Man of Steel was in my view the best so far.
99% of the movies I watch have nothing to do with reality because I try to disconnect from reality when watching movie. 85% of the movies I watch are Sci-Fi movies with strong story line because the science is not enough. I do not watch black movies that stereotype black people as suffering criminals, none of that Boyz n the Hood type rubbish. I feel a lot of these movies are telling kids how they should live and not how they should NOT live. It is a glorification of a dysfunctional lifestyle and does nothing to uplift people. In a large part of the white world their perception of everything different comes from Hollywood.
If all you know about human history comes from Hollywood and the film industry then you do not know history.
AND YOU BETTER KNOW WHO Bobby Ghisays was.