Terminator Genisys, the fifth entry in what was once one of the greatest science fiction film series of all time, is here and it’s bound to bring out a lot of mixed emotions in fans. On one level, it directly quotes (and even takes place during) the events of the iconic first film while bringing in recognizable elements from Terminator 2: Judgment Day
Passengers should be on your radar.
After years of development and false starts, one of the most acclaimed science fiction screenplays of the past decade finally appears to have locked down a director and a cast. And you should get excited — it’s not every day that a project like this nabs two huge movie stars and a very interesting director. Passengers
Jurassic World hasn’t even opened yet and people are already talking about a sequel. And why not? The fourth film in this ever-beloved franchise is on track to make a ton of money in its opening weekend. Unless the movie is a total critical disaster that everyone hates, a follow-up will happen, even if director Colin Trevorrow won’t be around to yell “Action!” and “Cut!”… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: Celebrate 'Jurassic World' by Watching a Movie Where Astronauts Fight Dinosaurs
Welcome to The Last Sci-Fi Blog, a biweekly column on all things science fiction. This week we take a look at Oren Peli’s long-delayed Area 51. Was it worth the wait? Find out below.
Area 51 was supposed to be director Oren Peli’s immediate follow-up to Paranormal Activity, the film that sent shockwaves through the horror genre and transformed its maker into an… Continue reading What the Long-Delayed 'Area 51' Actually Gets Right About Sci-fi and Horror
When the first trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road began arriving last year, a contingent of fans took to the internet to grumble, as fans on the internet do. This time, they were grumbling about how George Miller’s fourth entry in his iconic post-apocalyptic action franchise had recast the title role with Tom Hardy. Why, they argued, was Mel Gibson not back? Completely… Continue reading The Last Sci-Fi Blog: The Glorious Inconsistencies of the 'Mad Max' Series