New UK Top Ten Film Lists
Over 3000 readers of the UK-based SFX magazine have chosen their Top Ten all-time classic science fiction movies and, in a surprise to many, Joss Whedon’s Serenity has knocked George Lucas’ Star Wars off its reigning pedestal, garnering 61% of the vote to SW’s 28%. The poll results were met with much skepticism in the comments section of the news item, which did not specify what controls were in place to prevent vote tampering.
Also out of the UK, The Shiznit has announced its picks for Top Ten movie monkeys. As with comics, there must be a school of thought in movieland that says you can’t go wrong with an ape on the poster.
There are two crossovers between the two lists (there might have been more if anyone had voted Raiders of the Lost Ark or King Kong into the Top 10 sf movies), and one amusing choice on the second list which isn’t an ape or a monkey.
Here’s the full top ten SF movie list from SPX:
2. Star Wars
3. Blade Runner
4. Planet of the Apes
5. The Matrix
7. Forbidden Planet
8. 2001: A Space Odyssey
9. The Terminator
10. Back to the Future
And here’s the full list of Movie Monkey Madness from The Shiznit:
1. King Kong in King Kong
2. Clyde in Every Which Way But Loose
3. The Nazi monkey in Raiders of the Lost Ark
4. Robin Williams
5. Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes
6. Jack in Pirates of the Caribbean
7. King Louie in The Jungle Book
8. Suzanne in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
9. Bone-wielding monkey in 2001: A Space Odyssey
10. Jack in the Most Valuable Primate series