I’m liking these Friday Five threads. If nothing else, they allow for a little more fun and sunshine in a frustrating political time. We can argue tooth and claw on one thread about foreign policy and then join together in, say, our hatred of Battlefield Earth.
Today’s is top science-fiction or fantasy films. Broad swathe but only films, not TV series. You can lump series together, as I have, or consider them as separate films, as pleases you. I wrote a very long post on this for my own site, so I’ll just summarize here:
2001: As much out of respect as anything else. It’s one of the few that I would classify as a great “feeeelm”.
The Lord of the Rings: Yeah. The trailer for the Hobbit looks good. I’m still not seeing three movies, but the trailer looks good.
The Star Wars Trilogy: Empire is what elevates this one to the top three.
Pan’s Labyrinth: Wonderfully visionary and I always find something in my eye in the final scene.
The Harry Potter Series: Amazing what you can do with good writing and acting, isn’t it? more here for the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.
You can read the long post for any honorable mentions.
What are your five?