When the first trailer for Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot arrived earlier this week, everyone noted that the footage was cut awfully similar to the marketing for Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Since this is the Internet, it took someone less than 24 hours to splice together Matthew McConaughey’s voice with Reg E. Cathey’s narration and the results were uncanny. The trailer played exactly the… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: 'Interstellar,' 'Fantastic Four' and the Science Fiction-ing of Superhero Movies
When it comes to science fiction, you don’t get much bigger than Star Wars and Star Trek. The grandfathers of modern popular sci-fi, these two franchises represent different sides of the same coin. One is fantastical and old-fashioned, telling stories of heroes and villains in an epic, operatic struggle. The other is optimistic and smart, telling tales of technology and ethics and diplomacy… Continue reading The Last Sci-fi Blog: Examining the Current State of 'Star Wars' and 'Star Trek'
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