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Borderline Sci-Fi/Fantasy

All sci-fi movies which have too many fantasy elements/unexplained phenomenae to classify properly as science fiction.

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Old Jul 31, 2006, 03:46 PM   #1
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Borderline?

Hmmm, having a tough time coming up with titles that are "borderline" sci-fi. Seems they either are or they aren't.

Good call with the Batman series, certainly borderline. Maybe something like James Bond with his futurusitic gadgets or The Hunt for Red October featuring stealth submarines.
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Old Aug 1, 2006, 08:00 PM   #2
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Re: Borderline?

Blade can be put under here until such time as the "Is it/Isn't it" argument is settled once and for all!
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Old Aug 3, 2006, 12:43 PM   #3
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Also the austin powers movies could go here as well.
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Old Aug 4, 2006, 05:48 PM   #4
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Re: Borderline?

There's a whole bunch of stuff that could/should (depending on your persuasion) be pushed in here a la: Ghostbusters, Ginger Snaps, Dog Soldiers, NightWatch, loads in Upcoming Movies actually, Superman etc etc.
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Old Aug 17, 2006, 10:24 PM   #5
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I'd put all of M. Night Shyamalan's movies in this bucket, along with Dragonfly, Mothman Prophecies, and much of Steven King's work.
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Old Aug 18, 2006, 06:35 AM   #6
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I don't know, there's not much that's SF about The Sixth Sense. As for King, IT could be said to be borderline SF on account of the origion of the clown-thing, and Tommyknockers IS SF, but most of the rest of it is fantasy/horror stuff.

Never seen Dragonfly or Mothman Thingies, though - any good?
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 08:42 AM   #7
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Re: Borderline?

What about scary movies, they often involve some sort of fantasy. Its like for every Halloween or Friday the 13th (original) which have realistic settings. There are the Freddy Kruger films and all the other Friday the 13th films.

For example

A movie like HATCHET, which by the way is excellent. Has a unnatural character with an unnatural background. The death scenes are very graphic and involve lost of sci fi like elements:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6stizs9h-g

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ainh...eature=related

I'm just saying whats the difference between a Victor Crowley and a Morpheus.
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 04:09 PM   #8
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Hatchet looks like an awfull Z Movie from the Horror chanel

but Oh My God HARMONY!!!!


Er....when was the release?

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I don't know, there's not much that's SF about The Sixth Sense. As for King, IT could be said to be borderline SF on account of the origion of the clown-thing, and Tommyknockers IS SF, but most of the rest of it is fantasy/horror stuff.

Never seen Dragonfly or Mothman Thingies, though - any good?
Sixth Sense - possibility of consciousness beyond biological (thousand ways you can spin science into it, i.e passage into a level overlayed to reality, slightly out of sink - kinda like White Noise).

Dragonfly & Mothman are both incredibly snooze worthy.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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What about WRESTLE MANIAC. A movie about an ex Mexican Wrestler who is killing porn stars in a ghost town. Its a good movie, but how fantasy is that ?
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