She Blinded Me ... with SCIENCE!
August 12, 2013 3:33 PM Subscribe
Our Science Fiction Movies Hate Science Fiction.
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An intelligent discourse from The Awl
about the state of modern science fiction movies.
Written about this weekend's opening of Elysium
, the article goes into detail about how most modern SF movies essentially boil down to the same core themes:
1. Science is Bad.
2. Robots are Eeeeevil.
3. Dystopia is Our Future.
If you read nothing else, read the ending paragraph: For all the great special effects and enormous, booming noises our films are bringing us now, the majority of science fiction films have forgotten the one thing science fiction is supposed to do: make us think about the future. Thinking, we have forgotten, is not the same as worrying.