Friend and author John Kenneth Muir posted the results of his latest reader Top Ten today over on his blog, Reflections on Cult Movies and Classic TV. No surprise, especially since it is a genre I’ve loved since childhood, it’s a wonderful total.
“We have a traditional “happy” ending (Star Wars), a surprise and shock (Planet of the Apes), transcendence (2001) and death (Wrath of Khan, Donnie Darko), anti-authority triumphant (Escape from L.A.), scintillating ambiguity (The Thing, Blade Runner), a cliffhanger (The Empire Strikes Back), a tender goodbye (E.T.) and even Evil Triumphant (Invasion of the Body Snatchers). Very well done, everyone.”
If you enjoy science-fiction, I think you’ll recognize a number of your favorites in his tally.