More retro-futurism stuff from io9 here.
There are some classics in here, and real favourites of mine. Moon was fantastic, minimalist and claustrophobic with a nice turn in growing tension. Dark City was brilliant as well, one of those cult classics that not enough people have seen.
I was a little surprised to see The Truman Show in the list, but it makes perfect sense – the combination of the cliché of suburban white picket fence America with Big Brother-style hi-tech surveillance absolutely makes it retro SF.
But I’m sorry – Flash Gordon was terrible, though.
4 thoughts on “Retro SF Movies that Everybody Should See”
I LOVE Dark City! I think it’s brilliant and, sadly, ignored by far too many people. I was also happy to see Mars Attacks in that list. I’ve loved that movie since I first saw it in the theater and died laughing (while people walked out grumbling). Apparently, I’m one of the few people in the world to like that movie. And granted, while Flash Gordon was certainly campy, I’m a big Queen fan, so I own the soundtrack and play it irregularly. I try not to think too much about the film though. LOL!
Haha! Excellent. Mars Attacks is a guilty pleasure for me, so it didn’t make my post. Have to try to appear cultured and high-brow for the readers, no?
But absolutely, it’s a hugely underrated movie in my eyes. 6.3/10 on IMDB! Are you kidding, world? You gave Flash Gordon 6.2! 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to comment, Scott.
Hah! You’re the second person I’ve EVER run across who likes Mars Attacks. That’s amazing. You have good taste, my friend. 😉
I think when only three people like something, you can refer to their taste as ‘refined’ 😉