Discussion of movies and ReelThoughts topics

It is currently Thu Jul 24, 2014 11:33 am




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Science Fiction Double feature 
Author Message
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Robert -

I notice a lack of Godzilla on your list. Any reason?

My 8year old enjoys the old Godzilla movies, particularly Destroy All Monsters. Plenty of monster mayhem.

He also got a kick out of the original King Kong and Prince of Space (MST3K version). Fun to watch with him.


Tue Mar 10, 2009 11:58 am
Post Science Fiction Double feature Part 31
Hi everyone

After several recommendations I cranked up the projector and got "It came From Outer Space" up on the screen.

If you have not seen this you might want to try. It's one of thse 50's movies that just starts after 10 seconds in and never lets up. The monster is laughable but fun and the whole concept is a blast

Max (12) got bored in the mid section, but Luc (10) who is definitely the connoisseur was really into it.
Once again I got questions about aliens and Mars (why always Mars?)

A minor success

I got a suggestion re Godzilla and kicked myself

We've repatedly watched 2 DVDs that I bought

King of the Monsters and Mothra - both loved by the two boys. I've added them to the list.

Rob

They have now seen:
War Of the World's - the original
When World's Collide
The Black Scorpion - a huge favorite!
Them! - they love the ants!
Wall-E - Loved it and seen many times
Iron Giant - Loved it
Godzilla - King of the Monsters - a medium hit
Godzilla versus Mothra - much preferred
ET - but not a favorite at all
CE3K - 10 yr old loved it, 12 year old was bored
Contact - a huge surprise - they loved it
Fantastic Voyage - Too slow - problems keeping them involved
Innerspace - They loved this Dennis Quaid remake
Mysterious island - Harryhausen crab a favorite
Star Wars movies (4) - they are bored by them - apart from the pod race in part one
Time Machine - both versions - new version was not liked at all
Day After Tomorrow - Huge favorite
Armageddon - A big hit
Deep Impact - preferred to Armageddon - I was surprised
First Men in the Moon - Loved it
Last Starfighter - nothing more than OK
The Incredible Shrinking Man - 9.5/10
Flight To Mars - a disappointment
The Creature from the Black Lagoon - huge win!
It Came From Outer Space - A goodie but not great


Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:52 am
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
You should try Battle Beyond the Stars, the cheesy space version of The Seven Samurai.

Films I liked at that age: (early 80's)

Space Raiders
Enemy Mine
The Final Countdown
Trancers
Ice Pirates
Time Bandits
Flight Of The Navigator
Batteries Not Included


Earlier movies I liked

The Andromeda Strain
Planet of the Apes (original)
Journey To The Centre of the Earth(1959)
The Omega Man
Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea
The Day the Eath Caught Fire
Crack in The World

Not really sci-fi, but you must get them to watch Apollo 13


Sun Mar 15, 2009 8:42 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Zedferret wrote:
You should try Battle Beyond the Stars, the cheesy space version of The Seven Samurai.

Films I liked at that age: (early 80's)

Space Raiders
Enemy Mine
The Final Countdown
Trancers
Ice Pirates
Time Bandits
Flight Of The Navigator
Batteries Not Included


Earlier movies I liked

The Andromeda Strain
Planet of the Apes (original)
Journey To The Centre of the Earth(1959)
The Omega Man
Voyage to the Bottom of The Sea
The Day the Eath Caught Fire
Crack in The World

Not really sci-fi, but you must get them to watch Apollo 13


Thanks for this

Strange coincidence. We just completed The Day the earth caught Fire :-)

Quite a few of these titles are too talky for 10&12 year olds.
We need monsters and action :-)

Rob


Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:53 am
Post Science Fiction Double feature part 32
Hi everyone

I have seen The Day the Earth caught fire several times. I bought the DVd years ago.
Today we sat down and the kids saw it for the first time

The story involves the Russia and and Americans lettig off nuclear tests bombs that tip the earth of its access.
Global warming ensues!

The first thing you notice is the lovely 2.35 aspect ratio black and white image
there are no monsters or real action sequences in this movie
It's a talky and intelligent film

Great for me, but not so good for Max and Luc

The film is remarkably relevant for today
Also check out a short sequence with a very young Michael Caine!

7/10 for me failed for the kids
Rob


They have now seen:
War Of the World's - the original
When World's Collide
The Black Scorpion - a huge favorite!
Them! - they love the ants!
Wall-E - Loved it and seen many times
Iron Giant - Loved it
Godzilla - King of the Monsters - a medium hit
Godzilla versus Mothra - much preferred
ET - but not a favorite at all
CE3K - 10 yr old loved it, 12 year old was bored
Contact - a huge surprise - they loved it
Fantastic Voyage - Too slow - problems keeping them involved
Innerspace - They loved this Dennis Quaid remake
Mysterious island - Harryhausen crab a favorite
Star Wars Phantom Menace - they are bored by them - apart from the pod race in part one
Star Wars - Clones
Star Wars - Sith
Star Wars - A New Hope
Time Machine original - loved it
Time Machine remake - new version was not liked at all
Day After Tomorrow - Huge favorite
Armageddon - A big hit
Deep Impact - preferred to Armageddon - I was surprised
First Men in the Moon - Loved it
Last Starfighter - nothing more than OK
The Incredible Shrinking Man - 9.5/10
Flight To Mars - a disappointment
The Creature from the Black Lagoon - huge win!
It Came From Outer Space - A goodie but not great
The Day The Earth caught Fire - Too talky for the kids... but great for me


Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:03 am
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Do you think they could enjoy Plan 9 From Outer Space at such an age


Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:14 am
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Bondurant wrote:
Do you think they could enjoy Plan 9 From Outer Space at such an age


Good question.

Not yet, because you need to see it with a knowledge of the back ground to get full enjoyment. Some alcohol or whatever does not hurt either. At face value it's just plain stupid.

I know I can be ridiculed but i think that Plan 9 is actually a work of serious merit.
Rob


Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:04 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Robert Holloway wrote:
Bondurant wrote:
Do you think they could enjoy Plan 9 From Outer Space at such an age


Good question.

Not yet, because you need to see it with a knowledge of the back ground to get full enjoyment. Some alcohol or whatever does not hurt either. At face value it's just plain stupid.

I know I can be ridiculed but i think that Plan 9 is actually a work of serious merit.
Rob


I know it's serious cause it's seriously boring and if you show it to your kids they would probably turn on you or something...unless you do running commentary on why it's horrible.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:17 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Patrick wrote:
Robert Holloway wrote:
Bondurant wrote:
Do you think they could enjoy Plan 9 From Outer Space at such an age


Good question.

Not yet, because you need to see it with a knowledge of the back ground to get full enjoyment. Some alcohol or whatever does not hurt either. At face value it's just plain stupid.

I know I can be ridiculed but i think that Plan 9 is actually a work of serious merit.
Rob


I know it's serious cause it's seriously boring and if you show it to your kids they would probably turn on you or something...unless you do running commentary on why it's horrible.



Very funny Patrick :-)

The last thing I'd call Plan 9 would be boring. Inept for sure, but not boring.

Have you seen Tim Burton's Ed Wood by the way? I'm curious.

Rob


Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:41 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
Plan 9 from outer space? Inept is too mild to describe it. I must admit that I can understand that a lot of people think it's hilarious, but I watched it after Tim Burton's Ed Wood so it didnt surprise me and the appeal was lost on me. "Ed Wood" is much better, I think ("better" as in "more fun", of course pretty much anything is better in a technical sense than Plan 9).


Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:45 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
I have seen Ed Wood Rob...and it's awesome, in my Top 100 in fact.

But I struggle to stay awake during Plan 9, it's not even THAT inept or even has stuff I can laugh at. The ineptness I did notice barely got a shrug out of me.


Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:49 pm
Post Re: Science Fiction Double feature
It's really hard to defend myself on this one.

I first encountered Plan 9 in the seventies as part of a double feature. From the moment Criswell appeared on screen through the entire mess I was fascinated by it. I bought the movie and started to explore other movies by the director. Yeah, I've seen Glen or Glenda and Robot Monster more than once.

Of course, when ED Wood came out I was in line.

Having been involved in the film production process and two business start ups it's not hard to identify with the dreams and the madness. There is a naive charm to these films that is different from films that are simply poor. these go far beyond poor and for a few of us come out the other side.

In 1959 John Wayne made the Alamo and Ed Wood produced this. If I could magically spend two weeks with either production I know where i would have taken my flying carpet :-)

Rob


Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:00 pm
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 72 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], thered47 and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by Vjacheslav Trushkin for Free Forum/DivisionCore.
Translated by Xaphos © 2007, 2008, 2009 phpBB.fr