The Movies That Were Not There

David Wong offers “The Top Ten Sci-Fi Films That Never Existed.” (And, yes, it’s geeky.) The title is cool because it’s accurate while having its own little sci-fi vibe. The content is cool because Wong brings to the task a keen understanding of what works (and how it works) in narrative and in movies.

On the Star Wars prequels:

“It’s not just that we knew how the story ended when we walked into the theater. (Me, I would have killed off Obi-Wan in Episode II just to fuck with you.) It’s that this isn’t the interesting part of the saga. Adolf Hitler’s childhood wasn’t interesting.”
(Via Cinemarati.)

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