Category Archives: Sci-Fi

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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Venom (2018) – Review

Eddie Brock (Tom Hardy), a reporter living in San Francisco, struggles when his life seemingly turns upside down overnight, after digging too deep when investigating something called the “Life Foundation”. A humourous at times, yet equally as brutal movie that may not have quite lived up to heights some had initially expected.

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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