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Who gives you the most hope for future sci-fi movies?

Denis Villeneuve
6 (42.9%)
Alex Garland
8 (57.1%)

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Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« on: May 16, 2018, 06:41:14 AM »
A few years ago, Neil Blomkamp's debut had many people hoping he would usher in a new era of smart sci-fi movies that delivered on action and ideas at the same time. After two disappointing follow-ups, no one much thinks about him in those terms however. Instead, we have recently had two other directors who have both released two much talked about hard sci-fi movies in succession. Denis Villeneuve had everyone wonder about the nature of time and ethics with Arrival and updated Blade Runner into the XXIst century and is now working on a new adaptation of Dune. Alex Garland on the other hand, delivered the stylish AI movie Ex Machina that made plenty year end top lists and has just released the adaptation of Annihilation to Netflix, a movie that has been baffling everyone's who's seen it for a couple of months now.

Whose career are you most interested in and who gives you the most hope for future sci-fi movies?
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 07:02:54 AM »
I voted Alex Garland. In truth I'm about as equally interested in both, but I could see Villeneuve never making another sci-fi film* (which would likely be for the worse, given his track record so far), as opposed to Garland who really seems to be a sci-fi guy through and through.

*After Dune I mean, which I'm skeptical about despite loving Blade Runner 2049 (and the source material of course).
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 06:27:25 AM »
I would like one written by Garland and Directed by Villeneuve. Garland wrote Ex Machina and 28 Days Later. Oh and Roger Deakins doing the cinematography. There is a film I would love to see.

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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 08:01:30 AM »
And scored by the ghost of Johann Johannsson perhaps?
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2018, 06:10:49 AM »
Weird, I would have expected to see more people on the Villeneuve camp. Feels like Arrival and 2049 got a lot more attention than Ex Machina.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2018, 02:58:00 PM »
I wanted to wait until I saw each of these director's latest.  I love all four of the films in question, and both directors give me hope for SF.  But I give my tip of the hat to Villeneuve.  Anyone who could breathe life into a new Blade Runner is the clear winner.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2018, 03:13:14 PM »
Ex Machina is better than what Villeneuve has done so far, but I like all of V's sci-fi more than I like Annihilation, so it's close. I voted Garland based on the peak.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2018, 04:04:43 PM »
Arrival 4.5/5
Ex Machina 4.5/5
Blade Runner 2049 4/5
Annihilation 4/5
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2018, 09:48:19 AM »
I think I'd like to see Villeneuve direct a script by Alex Garland.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2018, 10:12:57 AM »
I would like one written by Garland and Directed by Villeneuve. Garland wrote Ex Machina and 28 Days Later. Oh and Roger Deakins doing the cinematography. There is a film I would love to see.

And scored by the ghost of Johann Johannsson perhaps?
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