Tuesday, December 4, 2012

The listing list o' lists

Ah, year's end ... the season of retrospection. Who am I to fight tradition? (Well, a non-traditionalist, that's who. Nevertheless, I shall indulge :-)  )

Happier if you don't know?
Let's begin with "The Most Disappointing Movies of 2012," many of them SF or fantasy. From those that I've seen, I have to agree with the "disappointing" characterization. (Still, John Carter wasn't nearly as bad as some make it out to be. What a shame that this movie was considered derivative when so many of the supposedly tired tropes in the story originated with Edgar Rice Burroughs.)

The Fly (1986 version)
As antidote, consider "19 science fiction movies that could change your life." I don't think I'd go as far as life-changing, but the movie caliber on this list is definitely higher than on the first.

Too busy for movies? How about "21 Pictures that Sum Up the Whole History of Science Fiction?"

OD'ed yet on retrospection? Then (courtesy of the ever-amusing Onion), anticipate "New Season Of 'Downton Abbey' Jumps Forward To Year 2121."

And you can always look forward to my next post.

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