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Sci-Fi Movie Titles: [ # -- E ]

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Old May 5, 2005, 07:15 AM   #1
mrsteely
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Battle Royale

Could this be considered a sci fi film?
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Old May 5, 2005, 08:45 AM   #2
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Re: Battle Royale

It takes place in the future. It features technology not yet invented.

But despite that, I'd say it merely takes place in a vaguely SF setting, rather than considering an SF movie onto itself.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 10:37 AM   #3
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Re: Battle Royale

Yes it is a Sci-fi action movie and one of the best of the new millenium.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 04:23 PM   #4
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Re: Battle Royale

I'd personally have to say it wasn't a sci-fi movie. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a great film, but if anything I'd have to say it's far more geared towards survival horror.

Actually scratch that, it's just Japanese, that's probably enough definition.
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Old Jan 21, 2010, 06:56 PM   #5
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Re: Battle Royale

If it is survival horror, then it is speculative survival horror. Survival horror and the speculative genres are not mutually exclusive. SF can feature many sorts of settings, plot devices and narrative styles.

As for my personal opinion on the movie itself- it was over the top and cheesy as all ****, but in a fun sort of way. Very watchable.
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