Friday, August 6, 2010

John C Wright on Good Science Fiction Movies

John C. Wright, Catholic convert and one of the most brilliant sf authors I've ever read, often seems to have oddball taste in sf movies, as I've mentioned before.  He now explains why:
I judge science fiction movies by a sequence of carefully chosen criteria: (1) first, is there a hot babe in a skintight and/or revealing future-suit at any point in the film? (2) Is there a gorilla? (3) Is there a robot? (4) Does any character have Way Cool mind powers? And, most importantly, (5) Does a planet get blown up? I then award stars according to how many of these five criteria are met, giving me a ranking from zero to five. Add an extra star if there is a Space Princess. [more...]
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