Category: science fiction

“Nobody goes free!” | Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983)

Hollywood is, if nothing else, opportunistic. Take as an example Lamont Johnson’s 1983 science fiction adventure Spacehunter: Adventures In the Forbidden Zone. One-part space opera, one-part Mad Max pastiche, it took advantage of a then-new technique for shooting feature films in stereoscopic 3D – a novelty that had been popular in the 1950s but proved ...

REVIEW: Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Five years after Godzilla levelled half of San Francisco, an outpost for the global monster-monitoring outfit Monarch is attacked: scientist Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) and her daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown) are kidnapped along with Russell's experimental device ORCA, which can communicate and even influence giant monsters. Once this technology is used to awaken the ...

REVIEW: Mortal Engines (2018)

In a post-apocalyptic future, entire cities have been transformed into enormous tank-like machines, moving across the European landscape capturing and tearing apart smaller communities for resources. Rebel Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar) sneaks into the moving city of London with an eye to murder its technological genius Thaddeus Valentine (Hugo Weaving) - but things do not ...