Great First Season
Great show, stunning visuals and soundtrack with an interesting story. Interested on where they go with season 2 but the first season was great.
One of the best sci-fi movies of all time!
This is simply one of the best sci-fi movies ever made. It has a fantastic story, coupled with strong acting and directing, this makes a cannot-miss movie, not only for sci-fi fans, but even for the masses.
For a non-Hollywood blockbuster, this is sci-fi as good as it gets
Snowpiercer is the English-language debut of Korean filmmaker Bong Joon-ho, who gave us another sci-fi classic, The Host. It has some surprisingly big-name actors like Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton and others.
If you're into sci-fi, you won't want to miss this. The storyline is fantastic if slightly absurd. In the future, humanity tries to combat global warming by releasing a chemical into the atmosphere. This chemical goes too far and creates a global freeze, destroying all of humanity except for a group of people on a long, long train that circles the globe endlessly. At the start of the story, the train has been circling the globe for 17 years.
The visuals are great. There are also a lot of good action scenes. The film moves along at a nice pace with some solid sci-fi based drama. I highly recommend this post-apocalyptic sleeper.
This series can be visually stunning with beautiful aliens, we have stunning scenes of future technology. The show also has some good drama and tribalism in the various alien cultures and it has nice music. The overall story does need a little something extra, Definace has good characters and its entertaining but at the moment with so many clichés I'm not sure the story is going anywhere. Great potential here but needs a little something extra.
Brilliant and growing stronger
This buddy cop story might sound like slightly familiar ground, but actually there is nothing like it, in successfully created science fiction. It seemlessly blends phillip k dick like surreal future darkness, with a crime solving partnership that works very well. The energy between the main stars works very well, with lots of comedic moments. Michael Ealy as "Dorian" blends sensitivity, intuition, and comedic wackiness seemlessly in a complete reversal of the android stereotype.
The visuals are movie quality. The sound track is movie quality..excellently done. As the series moves on, the chemistry between the two main characters, their individual depths, the broader plotline and additional characters become drawn in, such as rudy lom (played by mackensie cook), who plays an enjoyable eccentric techy. While I was very excited to see the series pilot, I was even more excited to see the most recent episode, where I can see the show is really getting into its stride.
The plot is not overly intellectual, very much a tightly paced action sci-fi, but there are philosophical and other quandries that simmer in the background.
Honestly I am not surprised. Because the creators of fringe, went their own way, and collectively have created sleepy hollow, and this show. I almost expected both of to be highlights in american sci-fi tv, well cast, well written, good concepts - and they both very much are.
Pacific rim have promoted the possibility of new dimension of Catastrophic impact on country. The direction was awesome and blends the unknown phenomenon in Bermuda triangle with the Monsters.Beside of the fact that the people have their own perception about Bermuda triangle the concept was appealing.
A Pleasant Surprise
This movie is exactly what you hope for in a low budget sci-fi thriller. You're not watching it for the TV-level special effects. There's not a lot of "action" per se in the traditional sense of the word. But what I love about this movie is that it is geared toward people who actually think about space and the possibilities. How likely is it that there is alien life on one of Jupiter's moons? Why do we only focus on Mars which pretty likely does not harbor life? What could lurk beneath the icy frozen waters of Jupiter's Moon Europa? This is not a space opera but more of a short story intelligently pulled together into an intriguing movie.
A Science Fiction Masterpiece
Once in a while there comes along a movie so different in its story, execution and delivery that it sets a tone for future movies of that genre. This is one of those movies. If you are into science fiction at all, you must see this movie.
This is by far the most realistic-feeling space science fiction movie I have ever seen. If you know anything about the space shuttle, you know how rudimentary it actually is. It is not automatic sliding doors ala Star Trek, it is 1977 technology in outer space, the most challenging environment humans have ever entered. This film lays bare how difficult it actually is in outer space with our current technology and how fucked everyone up there would be if something seriously went wrong. With nonstop intensity, it keeps you constantly on the edge of your seat. You won't know what happens next.
This is science fiction in the truest sense of the word. The excitement and intrigue comes from actual science. The situations they are dealing with seem 100% entirely plausible. And practically everything in the film seems to work from a scientific perspective. Go see this for an experience unlike any other. It is certainly up there among the best science fiction ever.
Interesting so far
I was looking forward to this for a few months now. The story starts with a scene during the revolutionary war where Ichabod Crane is seen shooting and then beheading a man. Then we cut to modern day American in a town called Sleepy Hollow where there have been a rash of unsolved murders over the last two hundred years. Ichabod helps Lieutenant Abby Mills with stopping the Horseman from bringing his supernatural army from the dead. I thought this show was going to revolve around strictly the headless horseman, but I was pleasantly surprised to find out that there's a lot more involved.
The plot sounded promising, with a very intriguing premise and I made it a point to watch the next few episodes. A few people die and it really gave you a sense of being swept along as the characters come to terms with the new reality they're faced with and try to understand the Dome. But the show has been ruined by a terrible script and even more terrible acting. By the 2nd and 3rd episodes the characters have fit perfectly into their 2-dimensional roles and now I couldn't care less about them. I don't plan to continue watching.
Not quite the epic I was hoping for, but still well worth seeing
World War Z was a very good movie, verging on great. There were just a few things keeping it from being among the greats.
First the good: Running, swarming zombies. Amongst my friends who are zombie aficionados (i.e. we like zombie movies), there is agreement about which zombies are the good kind. We’re all bored with walking zombies. If you’ve watched the TV series The Walking Dead, you know that walking zombies aren’t that scary anymore. In fact, they’re little more than a nuisance. An argument could be made that an epidemic of walking zombies could easily be contained and wouldn’t cause any type of apocalypse. How hard is it to get away from a walking zombie? But running zombies… those mofos are scary! Take a look at Zack Snyder’s Day of the Dead (highly recommended) or 28 Days/Months Later (pretty good too) or the unheralded BBC Zombie minisieries “Dead Set” (totally worth seeing). When zombies can run, we’re in for a treat. They’re way scarier because they’re just as fast as you.
World War Z takes running zombies to a whole different level. Not only do they run, but they swarm. They turn into a pack of animals racing like bees through a field. They encounter an impasse and they start crawling on top of each other until they get over it. They’re not stronger than humans per se, but they’ve got “crazy person” strength and speed. This makes for a fun, scary and unpredictable zombie experience. And when the zombies aren’t running, they’re great also. They have weird, tortured movements. The makeup looks awesome. All the special effects are top notch and creative. Given that this was a Brad Pitt movie, we knew that no expense would be spared in production, and it looks great.
The bad. I felt like this movie dragged a little bit. Just a little. The storytelling was very linear. There was one main character (Brad) and he was on a mission to solve the zombie problem. There were no other side stories or even any other real major characters. The other characters in the film really just propped up Brad’s character. Brad seemed a bit too suave and handsome for the role of the main character. His motivation was a bit cliché—he was doing it to save his family. Okay, yeah, that’s the easiest possible character motivation one could come up with. I guess they didn’t really want to take chances on making Brad a bit more nuanced. We should be grateful he at least didn’t have to take his family with him on the expedition like the main character in the Walking Dead. It would have sucked if he were dragging his kids around with him for the whole movie.
Other than that, there were some great surprises and some good dramatic moments. I had read the book and so I was hoping for something a bit more epic, but who knows, it could have gotten boring had it dragged on too long.
Another interesting note about this movie is that there is relatively little gore. There is some, but you don’t see zombies getting their heads split open or people eaten alive by zombies, etc. They probably edited that out to get the PG13 rating. So that may make an unrated version worth watching. Overall the movie is definitely worth seeing. It’s scary as hell and it’s pretty rare for me to be truly scared during a film. So they did a lot of good things here.
Ambitious, but Falters at Key Moments
First the good. I got what I expected from a Zack Snyder movie: amazing visuals. The movie leaves nothing to be desired in that department. Superb fight scenes in the middle of Metropolis (yeah, pretty much New York City). The entire movie based on the alien planet of Krypton was incredible. If you like Sci-fi like I do (and obviously you do on this website) you will be very pleased the way Superman's alien past is played out. This movie was extremely ambitious, almost too a fault.
Now, the bad. The storyline is a little bit too complex. The fun of watching a superhero battle it out against supervillians is that you understand the RULES. Who has superpowers when? What could cause one to win over the other? This movie gets very complex but leaves a lot to be desired in terms of answering key questions. I'm no Superman/Comic Book buff, so perhaps it when over my head. Did the supervillians have superpowers only because they had suits and technology? If so, why couldn't Superman destroy them?
And the climax of the movie--the end--was a bit problematic. I won't give away any spoilers here, but it was a bit confusing how Superman was able to do what he did, when he previously could not do it and nothing seemingly had changed. That was probably the most annoying part of the movie for me. Stick to the rules. They tried to explain the rules and why things were happening, but perhaps the story was just too complex.
And then there was the acting. Ugh. The only word I could use to describe it was ham-fisted. I could feel myself groaning at certain parts. Sure, it was forgivable because that's not exactly what you go to see a Superhero movie for. But plenty of other superhero movies had good acting. The acting in this movie felt a little out of place, almost like Superman didn't know how to be who he was. It was like he had two emotions: concerned and not concerned. The actor who played Zod is actually a really good actor and did a better job although most of the time he was preoccupied with just looking angry.
This movie is certainly worth seeing, just for the special effects alone. There are some dramatic moments which do not come together at all, but others that are fairly decent. Enjoy the ride but don't expect an air-tight plot from start to finish.
Interesting sci-fi horror flick with pretty good story
This is a very original and crafty sci-fi/horror film. The premise is well thought out and the script delivers bang on from the opening scene to the end. I thought the story was great in that they did not over-explain everything like they have in so many sci-fi movies. The mid plot line was very good never found myself asking "what the hell are you doing", and the ending was very good without being so trivially expected.
Great Idea That Works
The characters are developed very well and have a good story line. The leading actress Rachel Nichols is thoroughly convincing in character and has the on-screen ability to keep viewers wondering and watching what she is going to do next. Special Effects are very good too as should be expected today, the future tech is pretty cool and enjoyable to watch. It's great that Continuum doesn't hide its Canadian origins and location but puts it out there for all to see. This show will continue being on my watch list.
A fitting end to the trilogy
Iron Man 3 is definitely the funniest out of all the Marvel films. We get to see a lot more of Tony Stark as a person - his intellectual prowess, and charismatic sense of humor rather than Tony Stark as Iron Man. The rest of the cast is also great. Gwyneth Paltrow is still an awesome Pepper Potts. All around enjoyable film.
Good idea, awful writing
I liked the idea of the show. A silent but genius kid who sees what most people cannot. But the writing is awful. I watched the first five episodes thinking that Kiefer's presence will lift the show later but show had disaster written all over it. Maybe we expected too much from him after 24. This show deserved to be cancelled.
I've never read the comic book series, but this show still thoroughly entertains me. At the end of every episode I was left truly longing for the next episode as soon as possible. This show does a great job of intertwining story and timelines, and that's what really drew me in. Having the flashbacks to the island I found really supported the story and made it even more interesting. As for the characters, I found they were all were all portrayed very well. The occasional comic relief particularly from Diggle and Felicity are particularly appreciated. Overall I really enjoyed this show, and can't wait for the second season.
Best film of the year so far
J.J. does another fantastic job with a great story, cast, effects and full blown non stop action. I really liked the character development, they weren't just a bunch of crew members no one cared about. I think Benedict Cumberbatch is freaking great in everything he is in. He owns every moment he has in this film, physically and through dialogue.
Star Trek Into Darkness improves on the great first movie in every way and is my favourite movie of the year.
I enjoyed the movie and will be seeing it again. I found Saoirse Ronan to be an excellent in her portrayal of Melanie/Wanda. It's a pretty good and entertaining sci-fi adventure that keeps you interested and is also well-made and well-crafted.
Disappointing in some areas
I believe that The Core has received undue negativity because of the improbability of the science behind it. However, it's not the science that is the driving force of the film. As viewers, we need to do the same thing we did with films like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings: we need to suspend disbelief with regard to this quixotic undertaking . Once we successfully do that, we have a taut, engaging film with good performances, even if some of the dialogue is trite, and the interpersonal relationships rife with clichés, as well as the actual characters themselves. What causes the film to rise above the scientific anomalies, the dialogue, and the relationships is the solid acting and the exciting race to the center of the earth.