This week we hear from two more Adafruit peeps about their favorite science fiction movies and why they love them.
Teddy, our Business Development and Account Lead, writes about his love of the movie Alien, despite how it scared the bejeezus out of him as a kid:
I saw Alien for the first time when I was 11. For the next three years if I had a chest pain I would have a panic attack, no joke. I have always claimed this is 2nd scariest movie ever made (E.T. is number one), but it’s also one of the best movies of all time. The sets are beautifully crafted and there is just so much stuff on their spaceship! So much detail. This movie is incredible just to look at. It is bleak and dark and sparkling and beautiful — feminist too. They don’t make ’em like they used to.
Bateman, our Kitting Director, tells us why he thinks 12 Monkeys makes the top of his science fiction favorites list:
You could actually put all of Terry Gilliam’s movies on a list like this, but 12 monkeys is occasionally forgotten and it should not be. Willis is incredible, Brad Pitt is hilarious, and the narrative is both gripping and moving. The conception of the ‘rules’ of time travel as it exists in this movie is incredibly beautiful and have never before or after been so thoughtfully curated by Hollywood. Gilliam is a master, and the shots staring upwards from beneath the chins of Willis’s superiors are some of my favorites of his.
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