First of all, let me start off with a disclaimer. The Matrix is my favorite movie; please do not think that because I am writing this essay that I disapprove of the movie as a whole. The point of this essay is to the pose the question of whether or not they should have even wanted to wake up from the Matrix—let alone made it their life mission to destroy the Matrix. While the AI and Matrix was the enemy, I think there is also much truth in the phrase “ignorance is bliss,” and that’s exactly what the Matrix was. People got to live their lives thinking they were living in a perfectly fine world. They then were woken up to realize they were actually living in a post-apocalyptic world and they couldn’t even see sunlight.
Upgrade is a movie that's been talked about by a lot of reviewers last year. They were ranting and raving about how this movie was the sci-fi movie of 2018. I didn't hear much about it because it's an independent low budget movie so they didn't have too much advertising for it. Sometimes word of mouth works in the industry. Eventually I caught wind of the reviews and I finally got a chance to check it out.
A sad-sweet glistening star of a time travel movie—from Spain—on Netflix. Although Mirage doesn't break any new ground in time travel, it offers an endearingly memorable story, and takes its place as a vivid parable on the dangers of changing the past.
Through the first two thirds of its run time, Alita: Battle Angel is genuinely entertaining. Newcomer Rosa Salazar has an engaging presence and she's backed up by an all-star team of Academy Award elite including Christoph Waltz, Jennifer Connelly, Mahershala Ali, and Jackie Earl Haley, all under the direction of visionary auteur Robert Rodriguez.
When George Lucas decided to sell his beloved creation to Disney, he handpicked a seasoned producer to run Lucasfilm. Not just any seasoned producer. Kathleen Kennedy has a fabulous track record in Hollywood. As Steven Spielberg’s go-to producer, she has helped turn out some memorable movies over the past three decades. Iconic films like Raiders of the Lost Ark and ET are just a sampling of what she’s accomplished in her long and successful career. However, her appointment was quickly overshadowed by Lucasfilm deciding to abolish all prior canon content post-Return of the Jedi. Years and years of the continuing heroics of Luke, Han, and Leia were now meant to be accepted as Legends material. It was not the worst move, but a completely surprising one. Fans wondered what would happen next if all the canon stories were obsolete. Kathleen didn’t keep us waiting long.
Frank Hebert's seminal and much-loved opus is finally getting a remake the source material deserves. For those unfamiliar with the classic story imagine Dune as an intergalactic Game of Thrones crossed with Star Wars, where young Paul Atreides and his family is targeted by an evil galactic emperor and Paul becomes the leader of the Fremen a group of native rebels where both sides fight over control of the ‘spice’ an element only found on the planet Arrakis. It is an addictive substance that makes space travel possible and remember ‘He who controls the spice controls the universe,’ and it also has giant sandworms.
Star Wars has some of the most well-known and beloved characters to grace pop culture in recent years. Luke, Leia, and Han make up the "golden trio" of the original trilogy and their interactions and character arcs are some of the strongest moments from Episodes 4, 5 and 6. Recently I learned that before there was Luke, creator George Lucas had designed for a female lead. But we all know how it really went; Lucas settled on the drama queen "bratty moisture farm version" (Collura, 2014) of Luke we all know and love. And this meant the introduction of the ever-iconic Princess Leia. But this got me thinking… why the change? Not that I think gender is important here and let's face it, it was the 70s and female action/Sci-Fi leads weren’t an established genre norm. This being challenged at the end of the decade with the creation of Alien (thank God for and Ripley!) So I did some digging into other things I didn’t know about the Skywalker Saga, which lead me to the main question of this article: what would Star Wars have been like if Luke and Leia were swapped at birth?
2019 is gonna be a year filled to the top with great movies. While I fully intend to watch movies such as Avengers: Endgame and John Wick 3: Parabellum, another movie that I'm excited to watch has just had a new trailer.
When people think about time travel, robot uprisings, and judgment day, the Terminator films immediately come to mind. Welcome to WatchMojo.com and today we'll be going back in time to take a look at the history of the Terminator franchise.
Like Homer's Odyssey, 2001: A Space Odyssey is a parable that will live on for generations and unearths many philosophical questions. Released in 1968, director Stanley Kubrick, writer Arthur C. Clarke, and actors Gary Lockwood and Keir Dullea brought the sci-fi genre to the general public. Once a fringe genre found in pulp magazines, Kubrick satisfied the dream of fans with a big budget film. Every film fanatic and director of this generation must pay their homage to 2001: A Space Odyssey since it transformed many crucial elements for film making. Despite directors who made their own sci-fi inspired by 2001, they have still yet to surpass their master. Its innovative filming techniques along with its cultural significance, nearly 50 years later, define its lasting legacy. Those are among the reasons why 2001: A Space Odyssey is the best sci-fi movie ever made.
Crossovers were once the rage when it came to movie icons, with the concept seemly dying off a little.
Most movie genres have seen their fair share of bad movies. From poorly acted dramas to romantic comedies that really don't elicit a chuckle, every genre has some painfully bad eggs in a movie lineup.