Friday, March 14, 2008 2:44:50 PM
I kind of have to agree with IkeRay... Sci-fi has to do with spins off of scientific theories and ideas... Gladiator would be a very big stretch since history is not really scientific and Twister, although science is used, does not really have a twist on science. I would say Twister more easily falls under realistic fiction than scientific fiction, especially since scientific fiction almost always implies things that are outside of the realm of possibilities, whether by idea or lack of technology to do it.
Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:39:17 PM
IkeRay, yes, you're right. You cant throw all fiction into sci-fi. But I do think people tend to believe that sci-fi is only space and rocket ships, which isnt true. As a matter of fact, classic political thrillers like the Manchurian Candidate, the China Syndrome and the Parallax View could also be classified as great Sci-Fi.
Anyway, I wouldnt go to war arguing that all the films in this quiz are sci-fi, but I think you could make a pretty good case that Twister fits the Sci-Fi mold. Gladiator, on the other hand, is more of a stretch...