If we look at it literally, then the phrase Sci-Fi or Science Fiction is more or less like an oxymoron. Science is mostly based on facts, research and reasoning whereas fiction is a simple outcome of creativity and imagination. However, the Sci-Fi has been one of the most successful genres of movies of recent times. We have seen some of the greats Sci-Fi movies since 1950 and their imagination and technology have increased and improved consistently. In this article, we are going to take a dip in the Rainbow riches world of the Sci-Fi movies and explore some of the successful as well as popular Sci-Fi movies that have made an impact in the world of Hollywood and the world cinema.
It is said that man gradually evolved from apes. This theory of evolution has always fantasized us and it has also encouraged some of the cinematic people to experiment with it. The planet of the apes is set and based on the same premises. A lost plane lands up in to an unknown place that turns out to be the planet of the apes. The vision of the movie is multidimensional and it deals with the concepts of governance, dominance, slavery and other issues that are related to humans. The concept of the movie is that even if we travel to a different planet with species that does not identically looks like us, yet they too share lots of similarities in terms of social conditions and mental structure as humans does. This unity in diversity is the concept of the universe that was very well captured and executed in this movie, making it one of the best Sci-Fi movies of its time.
The war of the worlds is based on HG Wells’s novel with the same name. It was released in 2005 and was directed by Steven Spielberg, who is considered as master of Sci-Fi movies. The movie captured everybody’s attention with its alien theme and the laser experiments that has been shown and used in it innovatively became a trend setter for the futuristic Sci-Fi movies. Though, in recent years, we have seen tremendous technological development and special effects have taken the movies into a totally different level, yet it is one of the first movies that experimented with the laser technology and should the path of futuristic Sci-Fi cinema. For this reason, it is considered as a cult movie in the Sci-Fi genre.
Most of the people should have watched The Matrix. It is considered as one of the best Sci-Fi movies of all times. It is a cult movie for its concept and the way it was executed. A concept of matrix was very well explained and captured in style. The special effects that were used in this movie including the photography style and the bullets effects became a trend setter and ensured the path for futuristic Sci-Fi movies. The movie was very creative written as well as brilliantly shot. It is one of the best movies with the combination of script as well as technicalities, making it as one of the all time greatest Sci-Fi movies of all times.
Dinosaurs have always excited and interested men and children alike. All of us have heard and read a lot about them in history books and it also occupies a very special position in the theory of evolution. This concept was very well exploited as well as executed in Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park. It was one of the first movies to use the CGI special effects that showed the enlarged, realistic looking dinosaurs on the big screen and for this reason it captured the attention of the world cinema. The movie also did the fantastic business worldwide and is one of the most successful commercial movies and a top earner for Steven Spielberg till date. Its sequels have also done equally well.
Star Wars has been undisputed leader most successful Sci-Fi genre movies. Each of its equal is better than the other but critics as well as fans agree that The Empire strikes back as the best of the original trilogy. Most of us often dream about space and the world of space that we live in and this concept of the space world was very well captured and stylishly executed in Star wars. The movie is it typical commercial movie but the way it was executed took the viewers to a totally different world in the milky way and that was one of the reasons that made it the most successful commercial movies of all times. Its special effects improved with every sequel and became a trend setter for futuristic Sci-Fi movies. It also won 6 Oscars and is considered as George Lucas’s best movies till date.
So here were some of the interesting Sci-Fi movies that we could list at the moment. We are sure that there are hundreds of great movies in this genre that we have missed out on this list and might not have even watched due to the comprehensively of the subject. The world of Sci-Fi movies is endless and it is constantly improving with technology. As special effects improve everyday, we can see a great improvement in each and every movie that is made in present times. However, the essence of the Sci-Fi movies does not only lies in its special effects but also its vision. You may be able to show great visuals in the movie but if the concept or the vision about the movie is not clear or interesting, it is not likely to succeed as it should. Let us know what you think about this article? You should also have some interesting movie to add to this. Let us know you choice as well. We anxiously wait for your comments and value them. So please feel free to take out some time to leave a comment and feedback on this article and let us know what you think about it!