June 9, 2009
Science Fiction Films That Haven't Dated
Can you think of any Science Fiction films that haven't dated as the years have passed since its release? This conversation came about as a spin-off from the James Cameron conversation and was sparked by the statement that Aliens hasn't dated at all.
So off the top of my head, here are a selection of timeless SF films:
The non-stop crazy scary action on an alien world is still futuristic and plausible. The setting is expertly timeless.
Back To The Future
Whilst definitely of it's time, Back To The Future never looks dated to me. Instead it looks like a wonderful comparison of two past eras.
Forget the terrible sequels, the original film still looks amazing, feels fresh and is stunningly cool
Episode 4? A New Hope? Or just Star Wars. The only thing looking slightly dated in the film are the haircuts. Otherwise the past in a galaxy far away still looks pretty good. Bizarrely the remixed Special Edition looks terribly dated due to horrible Jabba The Hutt CGI.
Planet Of The Apes
Still enjoyable and looking good. Circumvents the haircut issue by putting the astronauts on a ling trip. You'd expect the apes to look terrible, but they don't. And the ending is still cool.