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2008 SF/F Movie Slate: Which Ones Do You Want to See?

SciFi Wire has been listing 2008 genre movies, though I’m not sure how some of these fall under the guise of sf/f (blame SciFi Wire, not me!)

  • From 20th Century Fox: Jumper, Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, Shutter, Starship Dave, The Happening, and Babylon A.D..
  • From Disney: The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, WALL*E [w/ Pixar], South of the Border, Bolt, and Bedtime Stories
  • From Paramount:Cloverfield, The Spiderwick Chronicles, The Ruins , Iron Man, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Kung Fu Panda , Nowhereland, Ghost Town, Madagascar: The Crate Escape, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Star Trek, and A Tale of Two Sisters.
  • From Universal: The Incredible Hulk, Wanted, Hellboy II: The Golden Army, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, Death Race, The Tale of Despereaux, and Doomsday.
  • From Warner: One Missed Call, 10,000 B.C., Speed Racer, Get Smart, The Dark Knight, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
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9 Comments on 2008 SF/F Movie Slate: Which Ones Do You Want to See?

  1. Pretty much all of them, with a few exceptions!

  2. The Dark Knight. The rest blow.

  3. Some of these I am unfamiliar with. Others I know only from trailers (and we all know how accurate those can be)

    That said:

    High Interest:

    Dark Knight

    Indiana Jones

    Hellboy II

    Harry Potter

    Medium

    The Mummy

    Jumper

    Star Trek

    Kung Fu Panda

    Iron Man

    Low

    The rest

  4. In order of enthusiasm…

    Indiana Jones

    Dark Knight

    Speed Racer

    Star Trek

    WALL*E

    Harry Potter

    Cloverfield

    Hellboy 2

  5. OMG, they’re going to make a sequel to the awful Hulk movie from a few years ago?!?!?! As I recall, after falling asleep thrice, I was walking out of that movie thinking, “…it was like watching paint dry…” Will they be calling this one, “The Incredible Hulk: The Second Coat”?!!?

  6. Regarding the Hulk movie. It’s not a sequel. They are pretending the Ang Lee film never happened.

  7. Why don’t they pick a good SF book to make a film out of? There are some really good stories out there waiting for a director with vision.

    How about:

    The Forever War (Joe Haldeman),

    The Star Ships (Stephen Baxter),

    The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (Robert Heinlein),

    Ringworld (Larru Niven),

    Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C Clarke)

    Colony (Ben Bova)

    Eon (Greg Bear)

    The Mote in God’s Eye (Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle)

    Chasm City – (Alastair Reynolds)

    Icerigger – (Alan Dean Foster)

    Snow Crash – Neal Stephenson

    Blockbusters in the waiting. Just look at all the best SF movies and you will find a top novel behind it. Without which they are usually just mindless film director’s burblings into the genre.

    Anatole

  8. PellesReality // March 20, 2008 at 11:24 am //

    I whan to see a new movie version of Space 1999. :)

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