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Reviews of sci-fi movies

SciFi Movie Review: Avatar

[James Cameron’s Avatar makes a reappearance this fall of 2010 (a 3-D limited theatrical release, a new set of DVD/Blu-ray disks, stories about sequels). It’s a good excuse to write about the movie, and assume that most have already seen it.] Avatar is no more ‘just a movie’ than the first Star Wars episode was […]
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Sci-Fi Movie Review: The Fourth Kind

Nobody, I hope, thought Close Encounters of the Third Kind was about real events. That movie was made to be realistic in a Hollywood sort of way but it was clearly a fable, a fabulous story. The Fourth Kind has other intentions. It resolutely, in-your-face, implies that it’s based on true events, close encounters of […]
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Sci-Fi movie review: Surrogates

[Surrogates. Directed by Jonathan Mostow. Writers Michael Ferris, John D. Brancato (two others). Released 2009, now in DVD and Blu-Ray. As customary for SciTechStory, this review contains many spoilers.] We get it: Surrogates (robots) bad; being human good. In fact, I’d wager most people more than get it before the opening credits are over. The […]
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Sci-Fi movie review: District 9

[District 9, 2009. Directed by Neill Blomkamp. Written by Neill Blomkamp, Terri Tatchell. Released on DVD and Blu-Ray. This review is a post-viewing review and contains many spoilers.] Fortunately not every science fiction movie can or should look like a James Cameron production, an Avatar. However, it’s worth noting how closely Neill Blomkamp’s District 9 […]
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Sci-fi movie review: Star Trek (2009)

[Star Trek (2009), released on DVD and Blu-Ray. Directed by J.J. Abrams. Written by Robert Orci, Alex Kurtzman. This is a post-viewing review containing multiple spoilers, if for this movie, they can be called that.] This movie, Star Trek, the 2009 remake, or new universe, or whatever. It’s not a very good movie. As the […]
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Sci-Fi Movie Review: 2012

The world is coming to an end! In the epic disaster movie 2012, that’s an understatement. The sun is producing some new fangled type of neutrino, which superheats the Earth’s core, which causes the tectonic plates to shift, which cause earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and huge tsunamis. The forces of nature, as portrayed by tens of […]
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