11 movies that changed sci-fi (and 9 that didn't)

James Cameron promises that this week Avatar will revolutionize not only cinema, but also science fiction itself. It seems like the movies that actually mark changes come out of nowhere and don't make such big promises, but we'll see. As we await the highly anticipated return of Cameron, check out the movies that actually did revolutionize sci-fi—plus those that made those big promises but fell short of delivering on them.
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