We are two-and-a-half months into the year and things are already looking a little rough for fans of original science fiction at the movies. Truthfully, 2015 was always going to have a hard time living up to the embarrassment of riches that was 2014, but the critical and commercial failures of Jupiter Ascending and Chappie are disheartening. Even if you don’t like either… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: 'Jupiter Ascending,' 'Chappie' and the Odd State of Original Science Fiction
2014 was a landmark year for science fiction films… and it’s over. Gone forever. Destined to live on only in our hearts, minds and DVD shelves. But this is sci-fi — you’ve got to always keep one eye on the future. After all, 2015 certainly doesn’t look like its lacking in the “potentially pretty-great science fiction film” department. So let’s journey into the… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: The 2015 Science Fiction Movie Preview
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'