Must-See Sci-Fi Movies
Sci-Fi is sometimes a forgotten genre in film. Star Wars and Star Trek are the most well-known movies we hear about from the genre but there are so many more to be enjoyed. We usually associate Sci-Fi with the nerds; the ones that can’t seem to separate fantasy from reality. But there are a few movies out there which I believe are worth watching, no matter if you are that Sci-fi geek or someone who thinks they are too cool for aliens, robots and the apocalypse. So if you are planning a night in with movies and popcorn these sci-fi flicks should be on your list and here is why…
The Fifth Element
This film is over the top and that is what makes it so much fun. The costumes and characters are very original and a little unbelievable for the future but it works. Bruce Willis and Chris Tucker make a perfect comedic duo throughout the entire film. Milla plays a wise and perfect alien being, who the audience likes so much. There are good guys and bad guys. The good guys are trying to protect all life from Evil. There is an evil energy that wants nothing other then to take life. Bruce Willis and an odd team consisting of a holy man and his apprentice, a celebrity and his posse, and a cab driver turn out to be the heroes in the end.
Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone
I might goes as far as saying, that this film is Arnold’s best work. It has action, a love story and moral lessons learned. Arnold is a man living in the future on Earth, as Mars is about to break into civil war. However part of his past is uncovered as he is participating in a routine memory placement vacation. The film takes a turn bringing Arnold and the audience to Mars in a race to save the underprivileged people and the planet from an evil power-hungry man who owns all the air on Mars. The true identity of Arnold’s character is the main mystery in this film.
Starring: Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper
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Despite the not-so-good ratings, this film is pretty entertaining. It is set in the future, after the polar ice caps have melted. People are living on boats and communes trying to survive. The rumor of dry land travels throughout the world by travelers or drifters. Kevin Costner is an evolved human living by himself just floating around the Earth. He eventually meets up with a kid who has a map tattooed on her back of the way to dry land. Of course there are bad guys called smokers are trying to get there first. Who will triumph? Watch and find out.
It was filmed in 1995 at the start of the global warming worries, however it is more relevant today as we are reaching 2012 and “the end of the world” and now we can see global warming happening every year. It may be a future for our world, far-fetched, but possible; which makes this movie a must-see.
Sources: www.imdb.com The Internet Movie Database.