2014 was a banner year for science fiction film, which made the annual The Last Sci-Fi Blog Science Fiction Movie Awards that much harder to judge. Seriously. This was one helluva year.
So, without further ado, let’s hand out some awards!
Best Scene in a Bad Movie
A few years ago, everyone seemed content to blow the Hunger Games movies off as more young-adult nonsense; a watered-down version of Battle Royale for little girls. Now, it’s hard to believe anyone could have been so blind. The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire were huge smash hits, but you don’t make $ 400 million on the backs of tween… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Why 'Mockingjay - Part 1' Is the Science Fiction Movie We Need
Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is a good movie. It is, unfortunately, not a great movie, which many science fiction fans were expecting.
And yet, this erratic, messy and massively ambitious film somehow feels more interesting because of its flaws. Its inconsistencies are worn like a badge of honor — Nolan and and his collaborators swung for the fences and fell short… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Science Fiction Movie DNA of 'Interstellar'
This week Disney revealed the first official look at its very mysterious Tomorrowland project and it sounds very weird and very ambitious. Just when theme park rides getting turned into a movies was starting to feel normal, the studio has to go and adapt a theme park “land” into a film. However, my struggle with that concept was put on hold when I started… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Do 'Interstellar' and 'Tomorrowland' Represent an Optimstic Wave of Science Fiction Movies?
Summer may be over, but this flagship year for science fiction still has four months left to wow us. Guardians of the Galaxy, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Snowpiercer and others may be behind us, but the cooler months are bringing their own sci-fi treasures. It ain’t over yet folks. Welcome to the 2014 Science Fiction Movie Fall Preview!