Best and Worst of 2011
And the best sci-fi & fantasy flick of the year is . . .
Our regular reviewers pick their best – and worst – genre movies of the year!
James O’Ehley (content editor)
BEST: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (review)
OUR REVIEW: “If you must go about revamping one of sci-fi’s most lucrative albeit long-in-the-tooth franchises, then this is the way to go about it: an intelligent and unexpectedly moving script with some great story-telling. Let’s face up to it: Rise could easily have been Deep Blue Sea . . . but with monkeys instead of sharks! Instead of going the horror movie route it manages to make its simian protagonists both sympathetic and menacing at the same time!” [James O’Ehley]
RUNNERS UP: Melancholia, Source Code
WORST: Battle Los Angeles
Rob Vaux (DVD reviewer)
BEST: Source Code (review)
OUR REVIEW: ”Jones keeps the sci-fi and ventures into Hitchcockian thriller territory with Source Code, a stunningly crafted suspense tale of alarming surprise and resonance.” [Brian Orndorf]
RUNNERS UP: Thor, Rise of the Planet of the Apes
WORST: Your Highness
Mark Dujsik (reviewer: cinema releases)
BEST: Melancholia (review)
OUR REVIEW: “This art house science fiction movie is one of those genuine love it or hate it affairs. If you’re the type who likes, let’s say, Transformers 3 and the Resident Evil movies, then you’d be driven to distraction by Melancholia’s deliberate and languid pacing.” [James O’Ehley]
RUNNERS UP: Source Code, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
WORST: Transformers Dark of the Moon
So what was your best and worst sci-fi & fantasy flick of the year?