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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%)

Total Members Voted: 14

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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2018, 10:13:33 AM »
To be fair, Garland is no mean director. Ex Machina was pretty stylish.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2018, 03:43:36 PM »
I think Villeneuve is an intelligent director who sometimes glosses over human nuances, so I think he worked especially well with replicants. I think Garland laughably exaggerates human nuances, so I think he worked especially well with an unexplained alien force that did crazy things to bears. Each can make fun films, and while Garland's ability to exaggerate is more in line with my general preferences, I think Villeneuve is far more capable of grappling with interesting ideas. I thought Ex Machina was far and away the worst film of the four mentioned.

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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2018, 03:47:33 AM »
Funny, I think Ex Machina is the one that best grapples with its ideas. I am not sure Villeneuve knows what he's saying half the time.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #13 on: June 14, 2018, 10:50:08 AM »
I'd prefer someone that asks questions they can't answer to someone that asks questions and then answers them poorly.

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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2018, 11:01:37 AM »
You just described Arrival.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2018, 09:49:44 PM »
I'd prefer someone that asks questions they can't answer to someone that asks questions and then answers them poorly.

Even if those were the only two possibilities, I think I'd still prefer the latter.

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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #16 on: June 15, 2018, 04:16:13 AM »
I'd prefer someone that asks questions they can't answer to someone that asks questions and then answers them poorly.

I agree, but I'm not sure which one that'd tip towards. Mostly it makes me think Jonathan Glazer would deserve inclusion in this poll.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #17 on: August 06, 2018, 12:06:28 AM »
Changed my vote.  After watching more Villeneuve, I realize that he isn't committed to SF, but to extreme storytelling, wherever it may land him.  Alex, at this point, has only done SF.  I believe he will remain developing that genre.
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Re: Sci-Fi Hopefuls
« Reply #18 on: August 06, 2018, 03:19:07 AM »
I'd prefer someone that asks questions they can't answer to someone that asks questions and then answers them poorly.

I agree, but I'm not sure which one that'd tip towards. Mostly it makes me think Jonathan Glazer would deserve inclusion in this poll.

Has he made anything interesting besides UTS?
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