Category: science fiction

REVIEW: Ghost in the Shell (2017)

Mira Killian (Scarlett Johansson) is a world-first cyborg working for a near-future anti-terrorism unit. When a mysterious hacker (Michael Carmen-Pitt) launches a series of murderous attacks on the robotics corporation that made her, Killian's investigation leads her to question her own origins and the motives of the robotics CEO Cutter (Peter Ferdinando). Ghost in the ...

REVIEW: The Fountain (2006)

A medical researcher races to find a cure for cancer before his wife dies from a brain tumour. In the 1500s, a Spanish conquistador embarks on a perilous journey to find the Biblical tree of life, to please his queen. In the far future a man travels halfway across the galaxy in a glass sphere, ...

REVIEW: Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

A gunslinger (Daniel Craig) with no memory of his past stumbles into the wild west town of Absolution. When aliens begin abducting the townsfolk, the gunslinger teams up with a mysterious young woman (Olivia Wilde) and a battle-hardened cattle rancher (Harrison Ford) to rescue the humans and defeat the alien menace. In all honesty Cowboys & ...

REVIEW: Children of Men (2006)

In the year 2027 an unexplained global fertility crisis has led to no human being born in more than 18 years. As the world's governments topple and collapse into anarchy, Great Britain struggles on via a totalitarian government and the mass deportation of immigrants and refugees. Theo Faron (Clive Owen), a mid-level government bureaucrat, is ...

REVIEW: Starman (1984)

An alien intelligence travels to Earth to study humanity, only for its spacecraft to be shot down by the United States Air Force. Assuming a human form based on a dead man (Jeff Bridges), the alien travels across America to reach a rescue site before the US government can capture it. It drags along Jenny ...

“Ripples in the water” | Alien³ (1992)

According to the diary of actor Ralph Brown, who played the role of Aaron in the film Alien³, there was a message carved into a wall at London’s Pinewood studios. It purported to list the six stages of film production, as follows: Wild enthusiasm Disillusionment Panic Search for the Guilty Punish the Innocent Reward the ...

REVIEW: Alien Covenant (2017)

In the early 22nd century the colony ship Covenant is in the middle of its long journey to a new planet when a stellar phenomenon critically damages the ship and kills its captain. While the surviving crew conduct repairs they receive a mysterious human signal from an uncharted planet just three weeks away. Once there, ...

REVIEW: Terra Formars (2016)

In the 26th century, an attempt to terraform Mars for Earth's overcrowded human population has led to a planet with a breathable atmosphere but an infestation of cockroaches. A varied crew of criminals and desperate civilians undertake special genetic engineering to make them better suited to exterminating the insects. On their arrival on Mars, however, ...

REVIEW: King Kong Escapes (1967)

The villainous Dr Who (Eisei Amamoto), working on behalf of a rogue government, constructs a giant robotic King Kong to dig in the Arctic for the mysterious "element X". When the robot Kong fails to operate due to the high radiation levels, Dr Who decides to kidnap the real Kong and force it to work ...

REVIEW: Logan (2017)

In the year 2029 mutants are seemingly extinct. Just south of the Mexico-USA border, Logan (Hugh Jackman) - known popularly as the Wolverine - cares for a frail and increasingly senile Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart). Logan himself has seen much better days. His adamantium claws do not spring from his knuckles so well, and his ...