09.09.09 and the Movie 9

In Uncategorized on September 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm

The movie “9” premiers today. So, here’s a review of the film.  It’s claimed as a post apocalypse Steampunk world, but is this really a Steampunk film? I think the best elements of post apocalyptic Steampunk are the ways that survivors soldier on. Humanity is key. If all punks are gone, I would argue that it’s not Steampunk anymore. So, that brings us to the debate of the day: What are your favorite Steampunk movies and why?

Please allow me to list several Feature films to get you thinking about the best and the worst:

  • Van Helsing
  • The Postman
  • The Prestige
  • Waterworld
  • League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
  • Wild, Wild West
  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
  • The Golden Compass
  • Young Sherlock Holmes
  • Dark City

Steampunk Thermo

  1. You’ve already listed my favorites, particularly The Prestige! However, I would also add the Adventures of Baron Munchaussen, The Rocketeer, and The Great Train Robbery. The latter is not steampunk, per se, but captures the roguish enginuity and inventiveness that I identify with Steampunk.

  2. Oh, and the Fiendish Plot of Dr Fu Manchu.

  3. Adventures of Baron Munchaussen! That’s great! That was steampunk before there was a search term for it!

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