Silent Running (1972)
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- Dern is creepy
- Plot goes nowhere
- Folk songs are cheesy
- Sets/effects cheap looking
- Huey+Dewey named in wrong order (OCD anger)
- product placement galore
- botanist unaware that plants need light (?!)
The best part of this movie was the drones, it's worth watching it just for them :)
It is not fair or even prudent to compare this with 2001, there's only a superficial relation between them; in fact, this was a really nice watch because it poses an interesting question: in a world where human problems are solved and no one depends or needs plants anymore, why would someone would care to preserve them?
Not a masterpiece but a good sci-fi with a nice ending.
A little hippie-esque though.
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This movie ranks #16 in Total Sci-Fi's The 100 Greatest Sci-Fi Movies
This movie ranks #54 in Sight & Sound's 75 Hidden Gems
This movie ranks #64 in BFI's 100 Science Fiction Films
This movie ranks #158 in Eureka!'s The Masters of Cinema Series
This movie ranks #219 in Jennifer Eiss's 500 Essential Cult Movies
This movie ranks #314 in Emma Beare's 501 Must-See Movies
This movie ranks #814 in The Guardian's 1000 Films to See Before You Die
This movie ranks #833 in Time Out's 1000 Films to Change Your Life