[ExI] Favorite ~H+ Movies

Joseph Bloch joseph at josephbloch.com
Sat Jun 23 15:06:11 UTC 2007

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> Subject: Re: [ExI] Favorite ~H+ Movies
> --- Joseph Bloch <joseph at josephbloch.com> wrote:
> > Alas, I still pine for a really good, deliberately
> > >H film. I'd do
> > handsprings for one that was actually
> > pro-transhumanist in its portrayal,
> > but I'm afraid supermen make too good a villain for
> > that to happen any time
> > soon.
> Aside from the 80's cheese-factor (yet strangely
> entertaining), I'd say "Robocop" put a net positive
> spin on H+ tech although some would call it more
> cyberpunk.
> I also liked "Vanilla Sky" despite the presence of
> Tommy boy. I thought it was a well written movie that
> struck me as sort of a H+ trojan horse. If you don't
> know what I mean, I don't want to spoil it for you. If
> you can't stand Tom Cruise then see "Abres les Ojos",
> the original spanish movie of which "Vanilla Sky" is
> an english remake. Penelope Cruz plays the same role
> in both.

I had totally forgotten about "Robocop"; haven't seen it in years. I would
definitely add it to the list.

I confess I've never seen "Vanilla Sky". A shame for a good sci-fi fan to
admit, I know. Perhaps I'll put it on the Netflix list.


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