Category Archives: Sci-Fi

Gravity (2013) – Review

After two astronauts are forced to work together to survive an accident leaving them stranded in outer space, things quickly become more complex than they’d originally hoped. Their shuttle is destroyed, leaving them alone, spiralling quickly into the blackness. This highly rated blockbuster managed to claim a staggering seven Oscar awards along with a countless number of other wins and nominations too. A visually spectacular movie but one that didn’t quite live up to the lofty expectations some had set.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Tenet (2020) – Review

John David Washington stars as a secret agent recruited by a mysterious organisation called Tenet, weaving his way through a twilight world of international crime on a mission to prevent Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh) starting World War 3, thus changing the course of humanity. An unbelievably hyped movie that has finally hit the big screens over the past week or two, but a complex one that definitely requires a second viewing to be fully appreciated.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Project Power (2020) – Review

On the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pill that gives its taker unpredictable superpowers for five minutes begins circulating. Upon this happening, a local cop must team up with a teenage dealer and former soldier, fuelled with a personal vendetta to take down the group responsible for its creation and circulation. Another pretty impressive Netflix production that’s easy on the eye and spectacular to watch in patches, but perhaps lacks any real substance to warrant a second viewing anytime soon. Project Power is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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The Martian (2015) – Review

After an astronaut is caught up in a fierce storm during a mission to Mars, the rest of his team assume him to be dead and consequently leave the planet. From there, Mark Watney (Matt Damon), must do his best to find a way of communicating to Earth, to start the ball rolling on a daring rescue operation that quickly turned into a race against time. Another solid Ridley Scott movie that is currently streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Interstellar (2014) – Review

With Earth being riddled with disasters, famines and long droughts, a team of explorers attempt to travel through a wormhole located in the far reaches of our solar system, in a bid to ensure humanity’s long-term survival and locate a planet that may potentially have the right environment to sustain human life going forward. A truly spectacular movie that was appreciated at the time of its release by millions but importantly has replay value to this day.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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Ad Astra (2019) – Review

Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) undertakes a mission to cross the lonesome and ruthless solar system in an attempt to uncover the truth about his missing father’s doomed expedition thirty years ago, which now seemingly threatens the universe. Dangerous and unknown energy surges could be linked to the disappearance and it is up to McBride to find out. A stunning film that excels visually but perhaps lets itself down in terms of the pacing and storyline.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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District 9 (2009) – Review

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, violence stems after an alien race are forced to live within the slums of the country, before the government begin to plot their removal from the area known as District 9. The race, named “Prawns”, have been on Earth for almost thirty years but now their initial welcome by humans has disappeared. The man overseeing the removal operation, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), finds himself exposed to an unusual chemical that ironically forces him to rely on the assistance of two “Prawns” to save him. A really bizarre but at the same time equally as interesting flick that’s currently on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Life (2017) – Review

This extraordinary movie centers around six astronauts who discover the first ever living cell on Mars. After researching the cell on the International Space Station (ISS), the cell begins to grow into a larger life form and the astronauts then discover just how dangerous and potentially deadly it could become. Each of the six crew members must work together to keep it from reaching earth and causing damage on land. A gripping and equally as fascinating movie that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the off with a refreshing ending that is guaranteed to leave you shocked.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.
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