The Asian cinema has unique style and unique approach that can be hardly compared to any other cinematography in the world. Horror movies from Japan or South Korea are on the completely different level than anything USA or Europe has ever produced. This time the Hong Kong director with colourful name Fruit Chan made the film adaptation of the online novel "Lost on a Red Mini Bus to Taipo".
In the future another ex-Soviet republic, Moldova, was torn by a civil war - the rebels have attacked all the major cities, including capitol city of Chisinau and now the whole country is in ruins. American special forces are supporting the government and their units are fighting within ruined Chisinau. But when their battle goggle begin to record some strange phenomena General Orland decides to bring scientist to help them solve the mystery.
The Cloverfield Paradox in itself would be a great title to describe the obsession of J. J. Abrams with killing all the sci-fi series there are - he killed Star Trek, he is currently killing Star Wars, so what could he do with non-existent Cloverfield universum that he made up? He adds further movies that still has nothing to do with each other...
What would you do in case of the zombie apocalypse? Most probably die I guess... There isnâ€™t much choice - people are dying all around you, then they come back again to kill you, so you would return as zombie and so on, so on... Unless you know how to survive in the world full of zombies, like Columbus...
The 2005 Dmitry Glukhovsky published a novel called Metro 2033 that was telling the story of young man, one of the survivors of nuclear war that left Moscow devastated, who sets into the dark tunnels of the metro system to save the people he lives with on one of the stations. The basic concept was rather simple - the surface was destroyed and radioactive, so the only place where people could have survived were the subway stations.
The usual story, presented in usual way - there is a horrible danger that could destroy Earth or at least kill all the human beings on it, but there is one person (or group of scientists) that is/are the only hope. Where have you seen it? Of course in low budget scifi / horror flicks from 1950s or 1960s. And now in Hollywood blockbusters.
In recent years two themes have dominated sci-fi genre - either superheroes and CGI filled productions for the kids or post-apocalyptic reality productions for adults. Canadian Radius is refreshingly original film in that company - you canâ€™t really pigeon-hole it to one genre.
When movie The Mist made it big in box office the producers were already thinking of making some extra money on the idea. Funny enough they came up with concept that they could stretch the novel into a TV series. Sounds like the worst idea since "let's turn Hobbit into trilogy", right? Not funny enough they actually broadcasted the TV series 10 years after the movie premiere and what can I say... Swing and mist...?
Boris and Arkady Strugatsky created plenty of great scifi novel, most recognized of their works is of course the Roadside Picnic that gave beginning to whole saga of video games, movies and books about the Zone. Their stories, similar to other great authors, like Stanislaw Lem or Philip K. Dick, were using the alternative of the far future or alternative reality to raise questions about our own identity or our own existences.
After Metro 2033 and Metro Last Light the Ukrainian 4A Games is planning to publish next game from the series, Metro Exodus, in 2018. In June 2017 first gameplay trailer was presented and it looks like the next game could use slogan "Metro, this time without the boring underground bits".
Sci-Fi Blog - even though science fiction started before 20th century a lot of people don't realize how vast and rich this genre really is. In United States many people associate sci fi with the Marvel comics and superhero stories, while the core of the science fiction is in the reaching for the future and exploring not only space, but also ourselves.
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