Gordon-Levitt plays Arthur, the right hand man of Cobb, whose fight scenes in zero-.g provide a thrilling and electrifying impact to this movie. To conclude, Inception is a no-brainer, not only for a science fiction enthusiast, but also extending and expanding to general masses. It takes science fiction to the next level of movie production and will go a long way to correct the myth around the genre, which says that science fiction has to revolve around the clichéd space opera or technology theme. Its contributing special effects and some astonishing performance by the various actors definitely added a pro to the movie. The response by both the critics and general audience is a true representation of the success, which the director Christopher Nolan had taken a gamble on, without history to support him.
How McCabe and Mrs Miller and Blade Runner Subvert Their Genres and Defy Audience Expectations Two genres which have always been Hollywood staples are science-fiction and the western. The genres can be seen in films made as early as Le Voyage Dans la lune (Georges Melies 1902) and The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter 1903). On the surface the two genres are very different, however if one looks closely at them they are similar in many ways. Both genres usually feature uncharted frontiers, strong silent protagonists, frightening savages (played by either space aliens or Native Americans) and damsels in distress. The formula for these two genres was established many decades ago and in recent years it takes a film that defies and subverts those expectations such as Unforgiven (Clint Eastwood 1992) or Alien (Ridley Scott 1979) to receive an enthusiastic critical and box office response.
But this is nothing new – it was evident in both Clerks and Mallrats. What’s different here is that Smith has crafted a touching nuanced romance which may be the most memorable screen love affair since Before Sunrise.” (Chasing Amy, James Berardinelli) Meaning, Kevin Smith has kept his eye open since making Clerks and has added new touches of pop culture that catch the eye of the moviegoers. This could be because of his “hand on the pulse of his generation”. He incorporates his main passions: Comics and movies together to form a finished product. When looking at his films, Chasing Amy for example, there is a touch of romance as Holden McNeil longs for Alyssa Jones, in Clerks with the ongoing conflict-driven relationship between Dante and Veronica.
“Michael Jackson’s “Thriller: The Catchiest Zombie Movie.” Although “Thriller” is beloved as a classic 80’s pop music video, it manages a successful dive into the social and political issues that make zombie flicks so great. Pulling from a history of work on zombies, Michael Jackson packs so much history into such a concise package. Through using the texts of Amy Devitt and Kerry Dirk we are able to uncover Jackson’s experience and social commentary in “Thriller”. He simultaneously writes a hit song, revolutionizes music videos, and still remarks on the societal problems of the early 1980’s. However, the story goes much further than that of a number one hit.
Even though, Stephen King’s writing style is bizarre and bloodcurdling, his characters have become iconic, because he has acquired a technique that makes him masterful. Additionally he has written several books that have become number one sellers. His books have spawned a multimedia franchise laying a basis for TV shows, movies, and best-selling novels. King has an infinite number of short stories, published novels and movies created from his originality. Additionally, he keeps the use of vibrant and vivid detail that is set in a pragmatic each day place (Bloom 54).
As Casper states in a section on Film Genres and The Genre Film, “the genre of science fiction establishes a sense of continuity between our cultural present and future” (Casper 284). This statement accurately poses the description as to why science-fiction as a genre is something that society will endlessly desire. Man-kind has an unquenchable thirst for knowledge of our future, and through countless science fiction films, this desire is constantly reawakened. Though there are separations in the periods of film, there are common factors that remain indicating a genre film. By using examples drawn from the classical era War of the Worlds (1953) and modernist period The Andromeda Strain (1971), both science fiction genre films, I hope to provide both evidence to demonstrate the evolution of genre throughout history, while denoting reoccurring factors that have withstood change.
People can just escape from their boring lives and enter a world of fantasy, where the only limit to as far as a science fiction film can go is your imagination. Science fiction is a popular genre of film, with a wide range of audiences. People enjoy collecting the memorabilia, they enjoy the action, the weapons, and the characters. Most science fiction films are set in the future, this is because the film can be as imaginative and as serial as you want. One of the most popular science fiction films ever made was star trek.
Currently, zombie films are very popular, and science fiction is climbing back to the pinnacle of success that it held in the latter half of the twentieth century, but the problem that these film types are facing is the need for new ideas. Recently, zombie and science fiction movies have become predictable and unoriginal. They are frequently made, but tend to be part of an endless series or just poor remakes of pioneering classics. This film provides a fresh look at both these genres while retaining the motifs that made them great. Using the themes of imperialism, fascism, and colonization, this film is a critique of Western traditions of globalization throughout history.
The Walking Dead is an American zombie apocalypse horror drama television series developed by film director Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book series and it is premiered on October 31, 2010, on the cable television channel AMC in the United States of America. It premiered internationally during the first week of Novermber 2010 on Fox International Channels. Based on its success, AMC renewed the series for a 5th season. By this huge popularity, theses series have been well received and has been nominated in many high quality awards, including the ‘Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series’, ‘American Film Institute Awards’, ‘Primetime Emmy Awards’, and the ‘Writers Guild of American Award’.
People are forever comparing the stories, and the two groups of fans can be impressively passionate as they argue their cases. But which film is truly superior? The 'Harry Potter' books are credited with saving the genre and introducing it to a wider audience, with their accessible storylines and language. However, The 'The Lord of the Rings' is widely believed to be the grandfather of all modern fantasy novels, despite earlier efforts, foremost those of William Morris (of wallpaper fame) and Lord Dunsany. Before the publication of the trilogy, in the 1950s, fantasy writing rarely reached publication.