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THE LAST JEDI - WINS "BEST SCI-FI FILM OF 2017" AWARD

Discussion in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' started by McDiarmid, Jan 7, 2018.

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Best SCI-FI film of 2017 was:

Poll closed Feb 23, 2020.
  1. The Last Jedi

    35 vote(s)
    57.4%
  2. War for the Planet of the Apes

    6 vote(s)
    9.8%
  3. Blade Runner 2049

    20 vote(s)
    32.8%
  1. McDiarmid

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    I didn't see war of the planet of the apes and I thought Bladerunner 2049 was good, not great, but for sure not bad. TLJ for me.
     
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    See" War for the Planet of the Apes" (its 2nd on the list)
    I recommend it.
     
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    ohh man the toxicity in the youtube commments in that video.. is kinda amazing
     
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    I loved Blade Runner and TLJ but I didnt see the last Planet of the Apes yet.
     
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    And sad, really.
     
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    It says something about the state of movies that none of these are original films. I do wonder when the ‘franchise’ bubble bursts in Hollywood but people seem to keep going, so what do I know?
     
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    Blade Runner 2049, no doubt.

    I have always seen Star Wars as an operatic space fantasy, and never as sci-fi.

    Take away visual effects, the fact that a lot of it takes place in space, etc., and you have the Hero’s Journey/Monomyth structure, which by its very nature is inherently steeped in fantastical elements; it has much more in common - thematically, and as a story - with, say, Lord of the Rings than it does with 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    So, yeah, I wouldn’t really put it in the running for such an award, but it’s neat that it won!
     
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    Agreed. I always cringe when SW is referred to as "sci-fi."

    The title of the thread is slightly misleading, however. If you check RT, TLJ actually won the Best Sci-fi/ Fantasy award... so, yeah.. I can live with it. :cool:
     
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    Ahhhhh this is hard.

    I feel like a traitor to my love of SW for saying it, but I have to go with Blade Runner 2049. I love TLJ but Blade Runner feels more consistent overall and goes to more profound places as a film.

    Although I haven't seen Apes yet.
     
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    That’s an awfully specific award genre...

    I can totally live with that :D
     
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    Neither The Last Jedi, or War for the Planet of the Apes, are sci-fi films.
     
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    The sad thing is that recent Star Wars films are skipped when handing out the most important film awards.
     
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    I voted for Blade Runner 2049, not only was it the best sci-fi film but my favourite film of 2017 and one of my favourite films ever.

    As a lifelong Star Wars fan I'm really sad to say that TLJ didn't even make my top 5 for 2017.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic movie. Nothing less. I think it's one of the best movies I have ever seen.

    But I think I just like The Last Jedi more because it's a good Star Wars movie and I'm more of a star wars-fan than a Blade Runner fan. I recognize that Blade Runner might be a better movie, but I like TLJ more.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049, I was reliving my childhood when watching it.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049 was pretty. That was about it. I'm not even sure what the point of the sequel was in the end. It did share something in common with TLJ. Both films teased a bloodline reveal and the twist was the main character was a nobody.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049 for sure.
     
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    Blade Runner 2049 was closer to fantasy than sci-fi as well imo. It even dealt with similar themes as TLJ thematically...
    It also came to the same conclusion (regarding the main character not being the chosen one).

    It's rather a mystery thriller in post apocalyptic setting than sci-fi, imo.
     
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    BR 2049 was so much betta then TLJ.
     
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