Tag Archives: Sci-fi

Gattaca

Some time in the near future, the population of Earth has been divided into two classes – those who were born the natural way and those who were genetically enhanced; one of the “in-Valids” (Ethan Hawke) assumes the identity of a “Valid” to live as a perfect human being. A low-key science fiction movie that may … Continue reading Gattaca

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

A DYING PLANET. A FIGHT FOR LIFE.  The movie begins right where the second one left off. After tearfully leaving Spock (Leonard Nimoy), the crew of the Enterprise defies orders and goes back to the paradise planet Genesis (which is about to perish) in order to save his soul. The movie grows increasingly more exciting … Continue reading Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

AT THE END OF UNIVERSE LIES THE BEGINNING OF VENGEANCE.  Opus 2 and 3 is really one, comprehensive story, complete with a surprising and bold cliffhanger at the end of this chapter. Writer Jack B. Sowards has followed up on an episode called “Space Seed” from the original TV series, where the crew of the … Continue reading Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Battle for the Planet of the Apes

THE FINAL CHAPTER IN THE INCREDIBLE APES SAGA. THE MOST SUSPENSEFUL SHOWDOWN EVER FILMED AS TWO CIVILIZATIONS BATTLE FOR THE RIGHT TO INHERIT WHAT’S LEFT OF THE EARTH! The fifth and concluding chapter in the Planet of the Apes series presents apes as eloquent and bright as the ones in the first movie, a gigantic leap from … Continue reading Battle for the Planet of the Apes

Escape From the Planet of the Apes

MEET BABY MILO WHO HAS WASHINGTON TERRIFIED. In this third part in the Planet of the Apes series, Zira, Cornelius and a colleague of theirs end up on present-day earth; typically enough they become a novelty to bored Beverly Hills residents and a threat to paranoid politicians. Needless to say, it’s a reversed situation compared to the … Continue reading Escape From the Planet of the Apes

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

THE MACHINES WILL RISE. The third part is uncomplicated and dares to challenge the concept a bit. Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the now obsolete machine that is still out to protect John Connor – and his future wife. It’s easy to feel sympathy for him as well as for the couple that is marked … Continue reading Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

Alien Resurrection

WITNESS THE RESURRECTION. 200 years after Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) death, we find her clone on a ship full of monsters that scientists use for research. Gee, you don’t think they will escape…? With this fourth movie in the series it’s pretty clear that there is nothing new to say. The film definitely bears director Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s … Continue reading Alien Resurrection

The Matrix Reloaded

FREE YOUR MIND. As Neo’s (Keanu Reeves) powers are growing stronger, the humans must find the Keymaker who could lead them to the machines’ mainframe. There are moments in this costly sequel to The Matrix (1999) when you begin to wonder whether this is a computer game or a movie. But the non-stop action sequences do indeed … Continue reading The Matrix Reloaded

X2

THE TIME HAS COME FOR THOSE WHO ARE DIFFERENT TO STAND UNITED. For once the old cliché “bigger and better” is right on target. The story continues where the first movie left off and isolation and racism are once again themes. Don’t expect too many surprises in the story about a general (Brian Cox) who … Continue reading X2

Alien³

THE BITCH IS BACK. After crash landing on a remote prison planet, Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) and the convicts find themselves fighting another monster. David Fincher, in his directing debut, had his work cut out; developing the “Alien” tale after the first two innovative parts wasn’t easy. Expectations were high. Number three may be set in … Continue reading Alien³