There is only one place where you can get time travel, simulated realities, giant lizards, and space fights, (maybe not all in one movie, then there will be too much to comprehend), and that is the sci-fi movies/books. The best sci-fi films take us to places past our creative mind, dreaming unimaginable futures that proceed to shape our innovative advances. Incredible science fiction conveys mind-twisting visuals loaded with amazing thoughts, examining everything from the human experience to the fate of mankind.
Here are 7 iconic sci-fi movies, we believe every movie buff must have watched. If you have not, then you have a week for it, go ahead and get your mind blown, and have some fun!
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Odds are, most of us will not find the opportunity to go into space. But say thanks to God for writer-director Alfonso Cuarón, whose Imax 3D spectacle ‘Gravity‘ offers anybody with the cost of a film ticket the opportunity to feel what it should resemble to be free and floating in low earth orbit with your oxygen running out.
The outcome is one of the extraordinary mutual film-going encounters of the advanced age and a gauntlet tossed down to all future science fiction blockbuster directors: get genuine, or return home.
Director: Christopher Nolan
Corporate covert agent DiCaprio steals thoughts in dreams; however, at that point, he’s recruited to accomplish the unthinkable: “Inception” – planting an idea in the brain of a target.
In the event, if he succeeds, he can see his estranged kids. If he fails, he’ll be trapped for eternity.
Director: James Cameron
From the jungles of Tarzan to the ideas of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ John Carter series, director James Cameron has recognized that “Avatar” bears many influences. Cameron, on the other hand, did it larger and better than everyone else.
After coming up with the concept during his ‘Titanic’ days, he waited for technology to catch up, which necessitated the use of extremely sophisticated motion-capture photography along with the avatar of earthly soldier Jake Sully, to transport us to the planet Pandora.
Despite this, ‘Avatar’ is more than a spectacle and box office juggernaut: it’s a familiar but heart-warming story of a military man who turns sides after merging with a peaceful people.
Independence Day (1996)
Director: Roland Emmerich
The fear in the streets, as terrified extras race toward the camera and the skyscraper frame a horrifying sight behind them, is a virtual retread of the 1950s flying saucer genre.
Not only does David, the tech chief, and the president represent the human race here, but so do various blacks, Jews, Arabs, Brits, exotic dancers, gays, attractive babies, generals, drunken crop dusters, tight-lipped defense secretaries, and “The McLaughlin Group.” Yes, it’s cheesy. Yes, it’s noisy, but it’s so much fun, it’s “The Independence Day.”
Director: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
“The Matrix” is a visually stunning cyber adventure with plenty of kinetic adrenaline, but it reverts to formula just when things start to get interesting.
“Matrix” is more akin to a superhero comic book, in which a colossal fistfight decides the world’s fate between the designated representatives of good and evil.
Donnie Darko (2001)
Director: Richard Kelly
There’s a certain type of film that begs to be solved rather than just experienced. The plot of the movie concerns alternate realities, personal sacrifice, a fateful Halloween party, and, yes, Sparkle Motion.
The plot twists and turns in fascinating mind riddles as moviegoers send perplexing e-mails to one another, attempting to explain it.
Director: Steven Spielberg
Just when you thought Steven Spielberg and Tom Cruise were past their prime, here came ‘Minority Report,’ a dark, heart-pounding futuristic film based on a Philip K Dick story, released in 2002.
The year is 2054. Scientists have yet to discover a treatment for the common cold, but in Washington, DC, ‘Pre-crime’ — a police squad that uses a trio of psychic ‘precogs’ to foretell crimes and apprehend the criminals before they do anything wrong – has cut the murder rate to zero.
Spielberg engaged leading scientists to create a realistic future world, and a decade later, he was dead on with everything from retina scanners to customized advertising. ‘Minority Report’ is still terrifying.
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