Posts tagged: science fiction

Under the Dome (Season 1)

Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway

Rachelle Lefevre as Julia Shumway

I always had a thing for red heads. But Rachelle Lefevre is gorgeous. Nice hair, gentle eyes, beautiful face lines. But no, that is not the reason I am watching this show. And I confess I watched it faster than I thought.

So, why am I watching it? It is different from others. It is not the same old super-hero story like Flash. It is not like Game of Thrones with each episode with so few story. But it is a drama. But with some scifi. Not bad, I shall say. It has some incoherent parts. Mainly one that annoys me: everything outside is exploded and black, but two days after, everything is like in the first day. But, hey, that is not the story. Whatever. It is not relevant.

To tell the truth, I am not sure if I switch to another show for some time, if I continue this in the next season, if I get back to Hannibal or if I just wait for Castle and The Big Bang Theory come back. Who knows?

Lucy (2014)

Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

Scarlett Johansson as Lucy

In case you need a motivation to watch this movie, probably the picture above is enough. And I will not comment more on that in this post… well, that will be difficult…

Now, on the movie, the plot is interesting enough. Flaws? Probably lots of them. I did not really though on that while watching. If you know you are watching a Sci-Fi movie, let it go, and trust it. Do not try to rationalize. Of course, some inconsistencies can make a movie worst. But although some can exist on Lucy, I do not think they ruin anyhow the movie.

Also, the “National Geographic”-like interrupts are, somehow, interesting, although annoying on specific parts. Nevertheless, an 8/10@IMDB. Scalett’s fault too, right.

Gravity (2013)

Sandra Bullock @ Gravity

Sandra Bullock @ Gravity

Curiously, and unlike other reviews, I’ll start saying I head very bad about this movie. I didn’t even know it won any Oscar. Just noticed it after watching it, and looking into IMDB about its classification.

Yes, story is crap. Scenarios are mostly crap (everywhere CGI, too much CGI). But something must be given credit: to pay two actors, have no real scenarios, I expect it to be mostly cheap. But probably not, as I am not sure how cheap are CGI nowadays.

Other than that, Sandra Bullock is still hot. Of course she is getting old, but still has it. In the other hand, Clooney seems to be always equal to himself. But in this movie he seems more like a clown than an astronaut. Really. That dream scene is just pathetic. He seems to be smiling always. And that smile didn’t relate to what he was saying. Probably he was having fun during the recordings, or just smiling on how imbecile was that scene.

If you ask me what I liked on this movie, it was the sound. Just great. Great to sense the silence of space. Great to sense the noisy silence of water.

Voted 7 in 10 @IMDB.

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)

Arnold Schwarzenegger @ Terminator 3

Arnold Schwarzenegger @ Terminator 3

I know this movie is.. what.. eleven years old. But I remember watching the first two Terminator movies and liking them. So, the other missing two were always planned to be watched. Here is the first one.

And let me say, it surprised me. I did not expect it to end like this. Not when you are watching a common Hollywood movie, where the good ones always save the world against the bad ones. Sorry for the spoilers, but after eleven years I expect everybody in the universe to have watched it.

Regarding acting, yeah, Arnold is not a great actor, but it does the role in an acceptable fashion. And as always, my complain it that T-X is never filmed properly… erm… nude. And… didn’t expect her to be one year younger than me… yeah, getting old. Damn.

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

U.S.S. Enterprise @ Star Trek Into Darkness

U.S.S. Enterprise @ Star Trek Into Darkness

I always loved this ship and always wondered how such a big thing and completely non aerodynamic could fly. Anyway, this time I got to know that they use nuclear power. Damn. You could do better, J. J. Abrams.

When watching a science fiction movie you need to be prepared for non-logical things. I can be prepared for ships flying, warp speed, ultra weapons, radiation, et al., but I can not be prepared for a Vulcan to fall in the back of a ship, right in front of the thrusters, and not being toasted.

Other than that, the story is mostly the usual, a bad guy (curiously Benedict Cumberbatch uses a gabardine both in this movie and in Sherlock series… it seems it is his common uniform), a guy that seems to be good but is also a bad guy, a hero almost dying and getting back to life… so, the usual.

What can I say more? I do not like the new Spock. And I am happy there are still standard feminine lingerie in the future. Very happy.

Alice Eve @ Star Trek Into Darkness

Alice Eve @ Star Trek Into Darkness