Sci-Fi Wheres the next big sci fi movie??

cboulle

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When will we like in 77 have a hit sci fi film that's original and becomes a phenomenon???
 

Tom

An Old Friend
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Location
Gulf Coast
1977?
Where have you been, livin in a cave?

In no particular order, what about...

Blade Runner (1982)
Alien (1979)
The Terminator (1984)
The Matrix (1999)
Avatar (2009)
Silent Running (1972)
The Martian (2015)
Back To The Future (1985)
Arrival (2016)
The 5th Element (1997)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Annihilation (2018)
Skyline (2010)
Men In Black (1997)
RoboCop (1987)
ET: The Extraterrestrial (1982)
Serenity (2005)
AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001)
Total Recall (1990)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Dark City (1998)
Tron (1982)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Thing (1982)
Sunshine (2007)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Wall-E (2008)
Starship Troopers (1997)
District 9 (2009)
Splice (2010)
Signs (2002)
Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Pacific Rim (2013)
Epoch (2001)
Species (1995)
Jurassic World (2015)
Predator (1987)
Transcendence (2014)
They Live (1998)
Oblivion (2013)
Snowpiercer (2013)
Event Horizon (1997)
Scanners (1981)
The Philadelphia Experiment (1984)
Screamers (1995)
Contact (1997)
Ex Machina (2015)
Short Circuit (1986)
Brazil (1985)
The Entire Marvel Cinematic Universe (about 25 films)
The Entire Star Trek Feature Film Franchise including the Rebooted Timeline (13 films plus one in dev)
Star Wars Cinematic Universe (about 11-15 films) 9 in the saga plus spin-offs.
The Divergent Film Series
The Maze Runner Film Series
The Pitch Black/Riddick Film Series


Coming up....
(from my IMdb watchlist)
Ad Astra (2019)
Gemini Man (2019)
The 6 Billion Dollar Man (2020)
The Prototype (2019)
Inversion (TBA)
Men In Black 4: International (2019)
Dark Phoenix (2019)
Dune (2020)
Lucy in the Sky (2019)
Furia (TBA)
Luna Park (TBA)
Persephone (TBA)
Seveneves (TBA)
Archive (TBA)
Vivarium (2019)
Star Blazers (TBA)
Red Rising (TBA)
The Forever War (TBA)
Moonfall (TBA)
Triborn (TBA)
Rendezvous With Rama (TBA)
Half-Life (TBA)
Final Frequency (2020)
The Last Astronaut (2019)
The Leviathan (TBA)
Uprising (Based on The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress) (TBA)
Mass Effect (TBA)
Color Out of Space (2019)
BIOS (2020)
Earthless (TBA)

I'm sure I missed listing many worthy science fiction films and while some are really interesting, they may not be mainstream and while some are mainstream, they are not really good science fiction but that is how it is.
 

Kevin

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Location
Pennsylvania
When will we like in 77 have a hit sci fi film that's original and becomes a phenomenon???
We need to convince "Hollywood" to stop being obsessed with sequels, remakes, and reboots and go back to launching new properties. There are literally thousands of genre books out there that could be used for source material for new works and instead we get the same stuff rehashed over & over. :(
 

Tom

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Location
Gulf Coast
We need to convince "Hollywood" to stop being obsessed with sequels, remakes, and reboots and go back to launching new properties. There are literally thousands of genre books out there that could be used for source material for new works and instead we get the same stuff rehashed over & over. :(
There are new ideas being done but the industry doesn't give them the money that would make them memorable. They put the funding to projects they know will make them the most money.
Sequels, prequels, remakes, re-imaginings and reboots of stories that have already made them a pot of gold is money in the bank.

I watch a lot of no-name films and most of them are terrible acting, sets, sound, directing but have a descent story idea. When I can sit thru the film and consider the story - I think why didn't this idea get better funding?
It didn't get backed because the people sitting on the big stacks of money didn't think it would make them more stacks of money.

People are conditioned to the "New & Improved" version of things they buy. We are attracted to 'Improved" products. Its how advertisements convince us to spend our money on their products. "Look, we improved your cereal and now its crunchier" "Look, we improved your Batman and its darker, more deadly" Come spend your money here.

Then you have the taboo subjects of film-making.
An alien can't be too alien or the audience can't identify with it.
Good guys have to win, if the bad guys win, there has to be more to the story.
People need to feel safe while suspending disbelief, they want to feel good, empowered or enlightened when they walk out of the theater or they feel like they wasted their money.

The money-holders in the movie industry only care if that idea is worth backing so they can make more money. Its not about art, its all about money.
 

TheNerd180

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Jul 25, 2019
We need to convince "Hollywood" to stop being obsessed with sequels, remakes, and reboots and go back to launching new properties. There are literally thousands of genre books out there that could be used for source material for new works and instead we get the same stuff rehashed over & over. :(
So true. Instead of remakes & squeals they should introduce fresh new movies.
 
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