What would you do if the new leader of government in your country would turn out to be a racist, who hate everyone who isn't just like him? Let's just pretend that it is fiction and not our reality, let's pretend that the leader does not abuse his power, let's pretend that he does not try to push the mindless propaganda and cover his mistakes. Such unusual times call for unusual hero - someone who knows the evil, so he can defeat evil.
Imagine a whole city hidden under the ground, imagine the people living there, imagine the stories they could tell... Actually this would make quite good movie I guess... So why City of Ember isn’t a good movie? I mean they actually built the whole city to film the City of Ember (and following parts), they took good actors (like Bill Murray, Tim Robbins or Martin Landau), all they needed is a damn good story... Oh, yes, the story, the tiny detail they have overlooked...
Steven Spielberg was responsible for many great movies, but case of Minority Report he took poor quality script and turned it into over 2-hour-long piece of rubbish. Which is a shame since original story, written by Philip K. Dick, was rather interesting. But that's Hollywood for you - the original script to Minority Report was developed as sequel for Total Recall, which in itself was a dumb idea.
The Roadside Picnic by Boris Strugatsky and Arkady Strugatsky inspired many other artists, including game developers, to create their own versions of the Zone - the place where there are as many treasures as dangers and where the ultimate dreams can became the truth... or the life could end in painful and senseless way. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. trilogy developed by Ukrainian studio GSC Game World became the most remembered off-springs of The Roadside Picnic.
Back in 1987 Patrick Swayze was at the peak of his career - after success of Red Dawn, North and South and filming Dirty Dancing (that also premiered in 1987) he could have choose any project he wanted. He did not choose wisely by signing up for Steel Dawn, that's for sure.
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.
After great success of Lord of the Rings Peter Jackson took another J.R.R. Tolkien book to make a memorable movie. He proved that his adaptation of Lord of the Rings is far better than any of the previous - thanks to CGI he managed to show all the breath-taking beauty of the world created by Tolkien.
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".
After 30 years of hiatus George Miller returns to his legendary scifi movies about Mad Max in the post-apocalyptic reality, where gasoline is the source of power. Usually such ideas of returning to story after long time end up badly, but I guess there must have been that in exception.
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.
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.
Story of the Zone
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