Best Hard Science Fiction Movies

"Hard science fiction" distinguishes itself from its "soft science fiction" counterpart in a simlar way that the "hard" sciences and "soft" sciences differ. Where soft science fiction takes scientific and futuristic concepts but bends it to its own narrative purposes (Star Wars being the most famous example of "soft science fiction") hard science fiction instead bends …

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Franchise Ruminations: The Dark Knight Trilogy – The Iconoclasm of the Superhero

The Dark Knight Trilogy is an important addition to the current explosion (or glut, depending on your perspective) of all things superhero-related in modern Hollywood. Christopher Nolan's blockbuster trilogy came during a lull in the superhero craze, when the initial wave of mainstream superhero movies (Spider-Man, X-Men) had given way to a string of critical …

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Mission Impossible: Fallout (Big Screen Review)

By this point we all know exactly what we're in for when we sit down for the next Mission: Impossible installment: there will be a close-to-foolproof villainous plot for the Impossible Mission Force (IMF) team to try and stop, the IMF team will use deception and trickery to fool the villains (and the audience) during their mission …

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Ant-Man & The Wasp (Big Screen Review)

Just like the first Ant-Man movie came in the wake of the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp has once again drawn the short stick in taking the first post-Avengers: Infinity War slot. And like its predecessor, Ant-Man and the Wasp succeeds primarily because it refuses to compete with the gargantuan Infinity War and instead, in more ways than …

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