2012 was a big year for sci-fi films, with several high-quality movies coming out in the genre. Many of them focused on space, so we had Outer Space, The Space Project, and Get Out In The Freelove. Get Out In The Freelove was a TV movie, not a full length film.
Outer Space was released in theaters in 2012 and stars Jodelle Noni Brielle as a woman who gets caught up in an alien conspiracy when she moves to space with her boyfriend. She joins a group of people who are devoted to their beliefs as they move around the universe.
The group believes that there is life out there, but they are still scorned by others for their belief system. This drama focuses on relationships and what happens when one person changes everything about someone else.
Cast of characters
A cast of characters can be a fun read to tell the story of a film. All the characters play a role in the film, and it can range from light-hearted to serious.
2006’s 2006 film The Matrix was one of the more popular films in the sci-fi genre. It starred an ensemble of characters, all playing roles in defeating an enemy. One character stood out more than the rest, as he was used to distract others while he did his thing.
The movie had some pretty good set design, and some cool effects that were used. There were times when you would forget who was doing what because of how cool their respective scenes were.
I think what made this movie stand out was how much action there was. There were times when you would look around and people were just standing there talking or doing nothing at all. The CGI did a great job at making people look realistic while still showing movement.
What influenced the story?
In developing a story, how does the writer make the transition between ideas to stories? What tools do they use?
In order to write a scifi story, the writer first has to identify what kind of scifi story they want to write. Does that sound like a scifi story you want to read?
Scifi stories usually have a strong societal commentary, which is why they are called sc sci texts. The current state of society is probably going to be changed by their publication.
The way the writer makes the transition from one idea to another also depends on what tool they use to take their writing and turn it into a sc sci text. Some writers use longhand writing, while others use computer software.
Why should you watch it?
2012 was a big year for sci-fi, with several classic films like The Crazys and The List headed our way. So should you watch it?IENCE!
While not a new science fiction film, 2012’s The Dark Knight was the first one to feature a huge role for an anti-hero. Now, he is forced to rely on others to get what he wants, which is something new to look out for.
2009’s Blade Runner was another classicsci-fi film that came back in good standing. It introduced us to a world we would not see much of again, and reintroduced us to an anti-hero we love again.
Then there is District 9, which exposed us to our own xenophobic society through media attention.
Watch the trailer here
A group of astronauts discover a mysterious planet that turns out to be home to, well, plenty of aliens.
The trailer offers a nice look at the alien world and how humans interact with it, but you have to watch it multiple times to understand everything.
It may remind you of I Am Legend, which was released five years ago this year. Both films were directed by Ridley Scott and feature very similar story lines with human characters who encounter aliens.
I Am Legend was extremely successful and earned over $700 million at the box office, making it one of the top money-makers in Sci Fi film history. The remaining crew members all die and become space scavengers, only to be approached by the aliens and joined forces.
These guys are insanely strong and coordinated, winning them many battles against humanity.