Visually, this dying future world is immersively hellish. Intellectually, though, its ideas haven’t kept up with the rapidly evolving science-fictional conversation.
A few hints of stagnation aside, this franchise remains a terrifyingly trenchant dystopia. A brutal vision of an America not far removed from our own.
Smart, thoughtful science fiction that’s about ideas, not spectacle, with an extra kick of cautionary-tale warning in light of current events.
Neill Blomkamp cements his science-fiction credentials as a filmmaker with a genre vision the likes of which we haven’t seen since the socially conscious SF of the 1970s.
Links my followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ saw today…
Ooo ooo ooo: I get it finally! Miracle Day is a meta joke on fans! Torchwood cannot be killed, no matter how it is tormented and tortured.
Does ”Soylent green is people!” or chilled monkey brains put you off your food?
Tons of spoilers. Don’t read until you’ve seen the episode.
I’ve been telling my friends in New York City for months now: Don’t pay extra for any IMAX showings unless it’s at the AMC Lincoln Square, which is the only genuine IMAX screen in NYC. Even the one at the American Museum of Natural History — which shows only nature documentaries, not blockbuster flicks — … more…
When the aliens come, and they want to blow us out of the galaxy for being such a waste of organic chemistry, this movie will be among their evidence against us.