21. May 2005 · Comments Off on Buzzzzzz!! Reject. · Categories: That's Entertainment!

MSNBC at the Movies has devoted its whole show this weekend to (what else?) Star Wars ep. III, Revenge of the Sith. Except for the rather bad review by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers, it has been something of a mindless gush thus far. To prove my point, they just did their “Top 10 Sci-Fi films of all time.” It was led by (what else?) Star Wars ep IV, A New Hope. Places 2,3 and 4 were occupied by Blade Runner, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Alien (little argument from me there). But, well, besides the fact that virtually everyone on Earth agrees The Empire Strikes Back was a far better film than the original (or any other in the series, for that matter), the mindlessness of this list is evident in their inclusion of The Matrix (at 6 or 7, as I recall), and the exclusion of Metropolis.

I also would have included Woody Allen’s Sleeper, and dropped The Terminator (which was #10). But that’s likely just me. 🙂

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