Best ever science fiction movie
Ok - so the best ever science fiction books are going on over at another thread but what about best sci-fi movie of all time? One thing is sure - it can't be Dune...
I'm going to vote for Aliens because although that screaming Newt kid bugged the shit out of me I think that considering the limitations of the era this was an honest and inventive film that remains fresh to this day.
Compared to modern movies the script works, the plot actually existed and there were at least 4 or 5 identifiable characters who deepened over time and continued to behave in character. Close Encounters gets a special mention.
I also like Contact for the broadness of its view of the impact of an ET event. I love the intro of Contact though the movie does have its low moments. Starship Troopers deserves a nomination as the greatest ever sci-fi satire, and
Planet of the Apes gets my vote for best score (and best religious fundamentalist rib dig).
What do other people think?
"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck