Tagged: Science Fiction

In the 1990s, the sci-fi genre reached new heights. With the advent of CG-character technology that was revolutionized in Terminator 2: Judgment Day and Jurassic Park, the tools available for filmmaking increased exponentially. The impossible was now possible, and ideas that were once non-viable in the feature film format were now able to be realized. Of course technology is only a tool—it can get you so far, but it’s story and character that determine whether a film will stand the test of time. But master filmmakers like James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Luc Besson, and The Wachowskis seized upon these new opportunities and crafted sci-fi films that would endure for decades.

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Tron (1982)

Tron Quote: “Games? You want games, I’ll give you games ” – Kevin Flynn Disney’s “Tron” digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven’t been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one...

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The Terminator (1984)

The Terminator Quote: “I’m a friend of Sarah Connor. I was told she was here. Could I see her please?” – The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger plays the Terminator, a cyborg assassin sent back in time from 2029 to 1984 to kill Sarah Connor (Linda Hamilton), whose son will one day...

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Spaceballs (1987)

Spaceballs Quote: “I knew it. I’m surrounded by assholes! [Dark Helmet pulls his face shield down] Keep firing, assholes!” – Dark Helmet Spaceballs wins our Best of John Candy category, bringing Roger and Gene together against Big D for the first time ever. Hop aboard the Spaceball One as we...

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Jurassic Park (1993)

Jurassic Park Quote: “Mr. Hammond, after careful consideration I’ve decided not to endorse your park.” – Dr. Alan Grant The most iconic scenes in movie history, sexy Jeff Goldblum, goosebumps aplenty, a triceratops turd too high, hyperconfident scientists, unnecessary fence climbs and adorable velociraptors made 1993’s “Jurassic Park” a movie...

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Flatliners (1990)

Flatliners Quote: “You bring the equipment, I’ll bring my balls.” – Nelson Wright “Med students explore to see what might lie beyond death” might be the advertisement, but what we got was the old bait-and-switch. Instead of that exploration, Flatliners gives us pseudo-Freudian analysis delivered by 1990’s Brat Pack 2.0…...

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Quote: “Cricket? Nobody understands cricket! You gotta know what a crumpet is to understand cricket!” – Raphael Did you know 1990’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the highest grossing independent film of all time? It was. Did you know creature master Jim Henson lent his magic...

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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

The Empire Strikes Back Quote: “He’s no good to me dead!” – Boba Fett  “The Last Jedi” is here and dividing fans like no Star Wars movie before. Gain some perspective by looking back on the high point of the franchise: “The Empire Strikes Back.” We bow down to...

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Predator 2 (1990)

Predator 2 Quote: “You can’t see the eyes of the demon, until him come callin” – King Willie Predator rocked the barrier between action and sci-fi when Arnold Schwarzenegger battled a new kind of enemy in 1987. This isn’t that movie. On its face, taking the thrilling Predator formula and...