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So today’s post is about the genre of Science Fiction. Which is one of those genres what I think could go one of two ways. Also when you sit down and truly think about what is in the genre the list becomes longer and longer with every second. So I have tried my hardest to narrow it down to five.
Back to the Future.
The staple of any Sci-Fi list, a time travel movie that has made the ranks of the “Classic” category time and time and time and time again – wait how many times, it’s all over the place.
The film showcased the adventures of a teen thrown back in time and struggling to find a way back. There is Rock n Roll, Skateboards, Groovy Dance Moves and a tonne of Manure. This film is such a simple feel good movie, as much as they cover the ability to time travel and the effects of changing things in the pass they don’t dwell on the side effects faced by someone traveling through time and space (if there is any) – the franchise spans a trilogy and in my eyes they were all amazing!
If you are in the mood for an easy-going Sunday afternoon with a Sci-Fi twist. This is the one for you.
Open to debate as to which Genre it falls into – Sci-Fi or Horror. I would say both but predominantly Sci-Fi due to the nature of the threat . . . or The Thing.
Following a group of researchers in Antarctica who discover a Norwegian research base that is abandoned, filled with dead bodies and a looming fear of in the middle of nowhere something is after them. The tension, story and acting is all superb. What clearly started as a simple little film instantly becomes a hit. Even the ending leave you thinking – what’s next.
Side note – the made a prequel in 2011 that followed the Norwegians and built up to this film. Which I felt held up and worked so well as a taster for this movie.
Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
If the conversation crops up of “Sequels are never as good as the original” – I go straight to this piece. T2 is in my opinion hands down the best Terminator movie out there.
It has Arnie carrying a minigun, a bad guy made of liquid metal and Linda Hamilton all ripped and badass totting a shotgun. It opens the Skynet world up a bit more, giving dimension and depth to certain aspects. Yes it goes without saying there are cheesy bits in it still (Thumbs Up) but those moments aside it’s a brilliant telling of a time traveling robot and his mission.
As far as Sci-Fi goes, the time travel local is incredibly flawed and the plot holes are wide enough to fall into, but that doesn’t take anything away from the film itself.
You might see a trend going on here. I do love a good Time Travel film and Looper ticks that box with a massive TICK. Set in a future where the world has gone a bit to pot, but importantly even in this world time travel has yet to be invented. But some 30 years from that point it has. So in the future mobs dispose of bodies by sending them back to the now. Where agents called “Loopers” kill them and effectively erase the person from the future.
This is all well and good until Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) goes off to work only to find out the person sent back for him to kill is an older version of himself played by my man (Bruce Willis).
They tackle time travel really well and there is even a scene where an old version of another looper is being hunted and scars start to appear on him as the mob start attacking his younger self. Very clever stuff. The film as a whole as an original feel to it but also highlights some very key life points and lessons and human nature.
The final entry for the Sci-Fi list is Inception. A tale of dreams within dreams within more dreams. The concept is stunningly simple and the layers of the film add up for an entertaining watch. The film follows Cobb and his team as they are blackmailed by a businessman into Incepting a rival business tycoon.
Incepting or the process of Inception is to put someone to sleep, enter their dreams and subconscious in order to plant an idea or extract information. But as the job goes on they reveal it won’t be as easy as they first thought.
Filled with spectacular scenes, visual effects and tense action sequences this film throws you about and leaves you with a slight dazed confusion as you wake up and end up back in the real world.
All in my eyes are great watches, if you haven’t seen them go check them out. If you have seen them what do you think?
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How are these holding up, I know we are only on week two but what do you guys think? Any suggestions to change or do anything differently?