Category

ESFM Blog

Category

Artworks, such as paintings, sculptures or architectural details, in science fiction movies, can add depth to the visionary worlds, and at the same time enhance the visual experience in an unobtrusive way. With clever placement of paintings or sculptures in a scene, a filmmaker can easily get across a sense of power, wealth, education, and status. However, the works of art can also be used as a symbol of freedom, rebellion, and free-thinking. What is…

Good to see predators are back – and it has been twenty-three years since the 80s classic. The movie is directed by Nimrod Antal, a talented Hungarian-American filmmaker. We can truly call this a sequel to the original movie and Predator2 – AVP and AVP: Requiem, while interesting each in their turn as an attempt at crossover, clearly belongs to another universe. Review by Electron the Science NerdDecember 29, 2010 Director: Nimród Antal Writers:Alex Litvak, Michael Finch, Jim, and John…

In the hands of a defter director Repo Men could have been a grim satire and a major dystopian movie as it is based on a bold and engaging idea – in the consumer society of the future you don’t own your body, the same way you don’t really own your house or your car; your bank, or the company in the movie, simply leases these things to you. Review by SAndman January 7, 2011 Director: Miguel Sapochnik Writers: Novel: Eric Garciascreenplay:…

Alien computers from SF movies are a hot commodity. They are built to last, store any transgalactic mad scientist’s dream quantities of data, solve any problems they are approached with, and, unlike troublesome, albeit at times more colorful, supercomputers on Earth, they won’t turn on you when you know what hits the fan. The only drawback is their size. As often as not, these computers are ginormous, so much so they occasionally make up a sizable chunk…

Inception is directed, and scripted, by Christopher Nolan, who, after an excellent job with “Batman Begins” (2005) and “The Dark Knight” (2008), brings us another great movie. This movie won him the WAFCA Award for Best Original Screenplay. Word to the wise, you shouldn’t sleep on the movie because you will not understand the plot. You have to pay close attention because the action, for the larger part, takes place in dreams and dreamworld – which is governed by a…

Dear SF Movie Explorer, If you happen to be one of the up-and-coming filmmakers and have a science fiction movie project – completed or still under construction – close to your heart, here is something especially for you. We would like to invite you to get your favorite brainchild out into the spotlight. If you have a finished movie, introduce it to the SF movie community. Or if you are just beginning and are looking for ideas, support,…

They are loaded with imagination-tickling ideas, sweeping concepts, and are absolutely great fun to watch. Just don’t forget to sleep and eat occasionally. 🙂 Choosing the best, we tried to stick to the definition of science fiction movies as much as possible and find plausibility and a little bit of science in every one of them. You will find movies on this list which are fine examples of crossover between science fiction and other genres: horror, fantasy, action, comedy, and many more. In…

We love alien movies because: – We are curious. We can’t help it. Curiosity is encoded in our genes. 🙂 – They try to answer the questions we are most curious about: What do aliens and their worlds look like?What kind of technology do they use?How different are they from us?How do they communicate? …..and to quote Michael Swanwick (“Ginungagap”, 1980): “Do they know of love?Do they appreciate beauty?Do they believe in God, hey?Do they want…