The hardest thing about this list was figuring what order to put these films in. So without further ado, here are the science fiction films of the last three years that I have enjoyed the most. (* = saw it at the cinema)
10. PREDATORS *
9. THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU *
8. NEVER LET ME GO
7. PROMETHEUS *
Sorry about the pun.
5. LOOPER *
"I don't want to talk about time travel because if we start talking about it then we're going to be here all day talking about it, making diagrams with straws."For a longer review, see my previous post here. To quote myself, "an interesting and intelligent science fiction film, and one of the best handlings of time travel in recent years."
4. X-MEN: FIRST CLASS
3. INCEPTION *
2. JOHN CARTER
1. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES **
Gollum, King Kong, Captain Haddock... Andy Serkis is the go-to guy for motion capture acting. And for all the techno-wizardry required to bring CGI fur onto the screen, this is acting, not animation (Jar Jar Binks, anyone?). Every millimetre of expression on the chimp Caesar's face comes from the actor "inside". And like Gollum, a believable character is created in the process. There are a few scattered references to the original movie series, but slight changes in continuity do make this a kind of reboot - and a much better one than Tim Burton's 2001 remake of "Planet Of The Apes". (Depicting Caesar's rise to leader of an ape revolution, it's also a kind of remake of Conquest, without Escape's temporal loop backstory) I enjoyed this so much I saw it twice on the big screen.
What are your science fiction hits of the decade thus far?