In lieu of a new story this week, I want to talk about movies. I love science fiction movies. Ever since I was a kid and watched every episode of Star Trek with my Mom, I have been fascinated with the new places and new ideas that science fiction stories present. Naturally, I loved the latest Star Trek film. I hope they’ll make more.
When I watched The Matrix for the first time, I was in awe of the concept of humans as batteries, and impressed by the special effects which allowed me to see what that might be like.
My current favorite is probably Avatar, since it combines my love of indigenous people with a cool new planet and lots of great sci-fi technology.
A few oldies but goodies for me include The Fifth Element, Twelve Monkeys, E.T., and I Robot (not that old…). While some of my favorite non-blockbusters are Chronicles of Riddick (sequel to Pitch Black, which was pretty cool too) and Aeon Flux.
I’m also a sucker for superhero movies. I’m not sure if they’re technically science fiction, but I love X-Men, Captain America, and Avengers.
A few recent movies that I thought were based on really great ideas are In Time, I Am Number 4, and Inception.
How about you? What are you favorite Science Fiction Movies?