My 8 Hard scifi movies mini-review & recommendations. If you’re only want to watch the best imo, check these out.
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While many people associate science fiction with Star Wars and the Star Trek reboot- today I thought I would make a video focusing on the less well known Hard science fiction. This is a category of sc-ifi characterised by an emphasis on scientific accuracy, rather than action & explosions. Mind you that doesn’t mean Hard Sci-fi doesn’t have its fair share of drama. – it does like to focus on the real world, but from the perspective of beyond the status quo.
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– Moon directed by Duncan Jones tells the story of Astronaut Sam Bell the only inhabitant of an automated mining base, who’s close to the end of his three-year shift on the moon. Sam Rockwell plays Sam, who’s only social company is his colleague – a robot called GERTY who’s voiced by Kevin Spacey.
Andrew Niccol’s Drama Thriller Gattaca. Set where genetic engineering is the most common form of childbirth. Where the rich can obtain massive advantages for their off-spring.
– Ethan Hawke’s character Vincent is a naturally born man, who society deems as a second class citizen. The story Kicks off when Vincent, who dreams of working within space exploration switches identity with Jerome a disabled valid played by Jude law, in an attempt to become an astronaut.
Stanley Kubrick’s mind-bending epic – 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Set in two specific time periods, one preistoric, one futuristic-The film focus on humanitys discovery of a mysterious artificial object buried beneath the moon surface. When the point of origin is confirmed as Jupiter, an expedition is sent in hopes of finding the source of this mysterious object.
Jack shrYE-er’s comedy Robot & Frank – Set in the near future, a retired jewel thief has two grown children who are concerned he can no longer live alone. Instead of a nursing home Franks son buys him a robot butler programmed to look after him. But Frank soon learns that this new companion could become a useful aide. This movie is all about the characters, staying fun the whole way throughout. Where Frank Langella is great playing Frank – who tries to restart his old profession, and of course Peter Sarsgaard who’s voice acting fits the robot perfectly.
The Martian Directed by Riddly Scott is based on the novel of the same name by Andy Weir. – During a manned mission to Mars, Matt Damon’s character Astronaut Mark Watney becomes stranded after a fierce storm and is presumed dead. But Watney somehow survives – and with only a minor amount of supplies, must rely on his ingenuity, to find a way to signal to Earth, that he’s still alive.
Alex Garlands stylish directional debut – Ex Machina stars Domhnall Gleeson as Caleb Smith, a young programmer at internet-search giant BlueBook. Who is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence at the estate of the company’s CEO, Nathan Bateman played by Oscar Isaac. Alicia Vikander’s performance as Ava the beautiful and seductive android is so good, that I almost forgot she wasn’t an AI.
The Andromeda strain- directed by Robert Wise is based on Michael Kriton Crichton’s novel of the same name.
-After the people of a small Arizona town are wiped out by some form of unknown contagion emitted from a crashed satellite. The American government forms a team of scientists to eliminate this threat before it spreads nationwide.
Contact directed by Robert Zameckis – is a faithul adaptation of Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name-
– Where Astronomer Dr. Ellie Arroway, has long been interested in contact to faraway lands. After years of searching, and being mocked by the science community she finds conclusive radio proof of intelligent life, who send her team a mysterious plan to build a large machine. Jodie foster playing Dr Arroway is exceptional where she delivers a character with high intellect and strong feelings alongside an impressive script and supporting cast.