Science Fiction Movies
With special effects, particularly considering that the cutting-edge technology we have now that can make even the most bizarre scenes look sensible, like alien life forms, spectacular battles in outer space, time traveling or travel to other worlds in the speed of light, and such.
It's tough to specify precisely what makes a science fiction movie because the genre has no universally accepted definition. In actuality, science fiction may differ from viewer to viewer in that what's utopian to me may be horror or fantasy to you. 1 thing though is that science fiction movies are purely speculative in nature and are peppered with recurring topics involving science and engineering. Other common themes in sci-fi films are mysticism, magic, the occult and the supernatural, which are also key elements of fantasy or occult/religious movies. In actuality, quite a number of films blur the line between these genre, such as Forbidden Planet, Chronicles of Riddick, and the Star Wars series.
Through time, the special effects in science fiction films have ranged from the downright horrible and ridiculous to those who are awe-inspiring and breath-taking. Some of the great landmarks in this respect are marked by movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, the Star Wars films, Star Trek: The Motion Picture and The Matrix.
Nowadays, if you have missed any of the terrific sci-fi movies, you could always catch them on DVD, which has a vast variety of selections dating back into the early days of science fiction. There is nothing like going on a sci-fi binge and watching movie after movie on DVD.
Science fiction DVDs are readily available in superstores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Target as well as on the neighborhood DVD shop. Keep your eyes open for a deal or two. You might even need to purchase your DVDs online at sites such as Amazon.com or eBay for increased convenience.