Close Encounters of the Third Kind vs. Videodrome



I knew this would eventually happen. Two very interesting takes on science fiction that explore the psychosis of the characters in thier respective narratives. While I do love how Speilberg created a companion piece to such classics as The Day the Earth Stood Still and 2001: A Space Odeyssey, Videodrome offers a more thought provoking story and a more engauging medatation on media.

Watching both CLEARLY holds up over the other. And it ain't Videodrome...

I didn't particularly like either. Close Encounters was way too long and, ultimately, boring, while Videodrome was really disturbing and felt kind of trivial. I guess I'd rather watch Close Encounters again.

I'll take Videodrome over the boring CEotTK.