Continuing our mission to catalogue the top 5 films in every single genre for the last thousand years in every single reality of the multiverse (our favourite is the universe where every person looks like Ellen Page), we at Best For Film have chose our top 5 sci-fi films from waaay back in 2012. Want to talk about your favourite five romantic comedy films of 1997, or the top dramas of 2006? Get in touch at [email protected] now!
Remember how good Buffy was? And Firefly and Serenity? And Angel? And Firefly? DO YOU REMEMBER? DO YOU? Here at BFF we remember because, much like elephants well-versed in the art of watching films and TV shows and writing nonsense about them, WE NEVER FORGET ABOUT THOSE FILMS AND TV SHOWS. To cut a long story very short (because we’re all wetting ourselves over the release of Cabin in the Woods and need to get to the toilet pronto) we bring you a Top Ten list that would make even Terrence Malick quake in his hermit boots. So here, take these words and read them knowing there’s no way you will ever be as good a person as Joss Whedon. Oh, and, we should probably say….SPOILERS SPOILERS SPOILERS.
They’re remaking Footloose?! FOOTLOOSE?! Well, yes, but hear me out; you can put your pitchforks and capital letters away as they won’t be needed here. While ostensibly a classic, the original Footloose was no masterpiece, it wasn’t infallible, and it certainly does not constitute hallowed ground. Not that that stops director Craig Brewer from treating it thusly, Footloose knows exactly what it is: a contemporary feel-good film with an unusually rich heritage, and it’s all the better for it.
It sounds like it’s going to be the cheesiest film in the world, doesn’t it? “When you come back from a loss, beat the odds, and never say never, you find a champion.” Yiesh, could they lay it on any thicker? If you wade through the Hollywood clichés, you’ll find the true story of a teen amputee who followed her dreams to become a champion surfer. But there’s a LOT of wading…
Wilde about writing?
You know you’re in trouble when all the angels in extistence want you dead. Like, really, really dead. And God has essentially turned into a less friendly Sauron. Enter the world of Legion, set in an unspecified future when God has dispatched his heralds to slay the entire human race for its myriad sins. And you thought throwing your chewing gum onto the pavement was never going to come back to haunt you. Legion is a ridiculous yarn about the last stand between the dregs of mankind and these heavenly pursuers in a rundown diner in the desert. Needless to say, it doesn’t end happily for us. Good, frankly. Good. In our faces
Space travel has always been an inexhaustable topic for film-makers, but upon watching Pandorum, you can’t help but feel like you’ve seen everything it has to offer before. And you’ve seen it done better. Though it’s made by the same guys who brought us Resident Evil, this film lacks any real originality and it’s consistantly dark and moody shots are more likely to leave you with eye-damage than anything else.