Category Archives: Science Fiction

I Think the ‘Star Wars’ Prequel Trilogy Got Some of its Ideas From ‘The Fifth Element’

Last night I saw, for the first time, The Fifth Element which came out in 1997. I’ve been hearing about this movie for years but it wasn’t until yesterday that I actually sat down and watched the film. As I was watching the movie I was flabbergasted by its strangely creative content and the vision that Luc Besson has concocted for this film. I almost fell asleep at the beginning of the movie because I thought it was kind of boring but I managed to stay up and watch the entire film from beginning to end.

While the overall movie clearly wasn’t the best science-fiction film I’d ever seen I still somewhat enjoyed it. But, as I’d say, about thirty minutes into the movie one of the main characters, a perfect being sent to protect Earth named Leeloo was brought to life. When she found herself in containment she, of course, ran away. It’s at this moment where my mind was blown in utter shock.

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‘Big Hero 6’ Is a Fascinating Display of Creativity

Okay, I know I’m late. Big Hero 6 came out four years ago. How am I just seeing it now? Well, when it did come out all those years ago I wasn’t very interested in seeing it. I was busy watching Interstellar and being excited to see the The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. So, yesterday, after years seeing this movie but actually never watching it I decided to finally see what the Oscar-winning Big Hero 6 was all about.

As soon as the movie started I was hooked.

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The movie begins with 14-year-old protagonist, Hiro, who’s a brilliant kid that likes to play the illegal sport in the fictional town, San Franyko, bot fighting. He can get hundreds of dollars in a single match and so, of course, he’s hooked. It takes his older brother, Tadashi, however, successfully redirect his focus to a more productive career.

He takes Hiro to an incredible school that focuses on helping brilliant young adults’ imaginations come to life. It’s at this school that Hiro meets the healthcare robot that will ultimately change his life, Baymax.

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Update: The Opening Scenes in ‘Star Wars’; Ranked from Worst to Best

Back in January of this year I wrote a post displaying my ranking of the opening scenes in Star Wars. Now, with Solo arriving, it’s time to update that list. Enjoy!

10. Return of the Jedi

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Return of the Jedi’s opening scene is my least favorite because it’s kind of boring. Yes, it shows the half-constructed Death Star and yes it highlights Darth Vader’s shuttle (which is always awesome) but this opening scene has never made me that excited.

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Yes, Another Trailer Has Dropped and This Time It’s ‘Bumblebee’

Fall has finally arrived and that means the fall movie season is here. Trailers are dropping left and right for upcoming movies and yet another trailer has dropped featuring a better look at this December’s next installment in the Transformers franchise; Bumblebee.

I saw the teaser back this summer when it first came out and while it didn’t show much I did happen to like it. Did it look one of the best Transformers movies I’ve ever seen, no, but it did look interesting. Now the newest trailer is here and I have to say, it looks kind of awesome. Here it is.

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Here Are Ten Movies That Have Made Me Cry Like a Baby

As you can see from my blog I am a HUGE movie fan. I love all genres of movies. Action, adventure, horror, drama, comedy, romance; you name it. If it’s good I will watch it. And while there are plenty of astounding films that have rocked my world over the years there are always those few standout movies that have taken my emotions to other places. And those, usually, are the best films. If you watch a movie and at the end find yourself in a river of tears that movie has effected you in ways you won’t soon forget. So, here are the ten movies that have made for me the definition “waterworks” an understatement.

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I’ve seen a lot of children’s movies in my time and there are quite a few that I have grown to love but I have never seen a children’s film as perfectly constructed as this one in my life.

I watched this movie a long time ago in 2010 but I had completely forgotten nearly everything about the film. One day I was watching Freeform and when it came on I decided to watch it for only the second time in my life. Oh my goodness, I didn’t know what I was getting myself into.

This movie had me crying so many times I couldn’t believe it. I was crying at the beginning, I was weeping in the middle, and I was utterly balling at the end. This is easily the best children’s movie I have ever watched by a landslide.

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This Is One of the Funniest Things I Have Ever Seen

So I was just going through some of my older posts and I came across this absolutely hilarious video depicting The Last Jedi with Legos. Oh my goodness, I forgot about this. It’s absolutely hilarious. So, for any of you haven’t seen it and might want a good laugh this video is for you. 🙂

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day. May the Force be with you.

There’s Going To Be An ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Sequel!

Four years ago Edge of Tomorrow premiered in theaters around the world. The trailers and commercials didn’t excite me and I almost didn’t want to see the film. But my family and I decided to take a chance on it and so we went to see it over Maleficent which had also just recently come out. It was one of the greatest movie surprises I’ve ever had.

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Edge of Tomorrow is a classic alien invasion story with a Groundhog Day twist as one man (played by none other than Tom Cruise) is forced to relive a traumatic day that leads to a horrendous battle over and over and over again. He acquires the help of an acclaimed warrior, Rita Vrataski, and together they are dealt with the task of defeating the aliens before they take over the world.

It’s an action-packed science fiction film unlike any other alien invasion movie I’ve ever seen and clearly one of my Tom Cruise favorites. If you liked War of the Worlds this film will utterly blow your mind.

It did so well in fact that now a sequel, which will be helmed by the same director, Doug Liman, is in the works. But here’s the catch. The sequel is actually going to be a prequel that once again features Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt kicking some more alien booty. Um…awesome!

How it’s going to work, I have no idea, but Doug Liman has said that he intends this movie to change the way we view sequels. That sounds pretty cool and I can’t wait to see it. 🙂

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