Now this is *just* an opinion, so take it for what its worth. I watched Final Fantasy again and found it a bit more enjoyable the second time around. I heard of people falling asleep in the theater and I couldnt really imagine that until my wife fell asleep during the big New York attack. She claimed the movie was interesting but that it was too surreal (too Anime?). I guess I am one of the few that liked this film. From the studios perspective, it it worth it? SciFi in general has taken a pretty well deserved flogging over the last few years: - Alien 3 & 4: witness the franchise destruction. - Mission to Mars and Red Planet: Nasa won't get any renewed interest - Soldier: Kurt Russel got hurt making that? - Event Horizon: I'm one of the *very* few who liked it. - Wing Commander: Great FX & premise, I'm one of the *very very very* few who liked it. - Titan AE: Will the real director please stand up? - Lost in Space: Great DVD, The commentary is one long apology. - Final Fantasy: A huge effort and an even bigger financial disaster. - Star Wars: I won't even mention Lucas and the ongoing Disneyfication of the universe. I'm ready to exclude this crap from the genre. - Star Trek: Very forgiving fans. I know it has a following but for me its been pure crap since Wrath of Khan. An Enterprise captain surrendering the ship in the pilot episode? Didnt he blow it up again in one of the movies? There have been some decent films - namely Pitch Black, Fifth Element (right genre? Is it a comedy?), Starship Troopers, but they are the minority (I'm not considering AI & Gattica, good movies but not really the same genre). I think the studios are taking the hint. UpcomingMovies.com shows a Solaris remake (really a drama), another crappy Star Trek movie (repleat with the annoying singing shiny faced robot a bit too attached to his cat) and *maybe* Rendezvous with Rama in 2003 (we will see after Final Fantasy). Oh, I fogot Star Wars II Attack of the floopy eared... I heard Lucas recently signed the Muppets for the rest of the series. To me, things are looking pretty bleak.