Ian's Movie Reviews
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Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi

Jupiter Ascending

May 27, 2016

At first glance, Jupiter Ascending is a fascinating film. It hints at a grand scope of intergalactic intrigue with incredible world-building. For example, we see some typical “grey” aliens used as minions to higher powers, which seems fascinating. This movie appears to be a peek into the vastness of a larger, interconnected universe full of […]


August 25, 2013

Hollywood has been obsessed with dystopian sci-fi for a while now, and when you look at some of the great films to come from that genre, its easy to see why. However, Elysium will not be joining their ranks. I was looking forward to Elysium as the concept was interesting and the people behind it […]

Film Club Review: Pitch Black

January 12, 2013

Pitch Black is the story of a a spaceship full of people who crash land on an unknown planet inhabited by dangerous alien creatures. Even though the planet has three suns, they happened to have gotten there at a time where a particular planet alignment blocks the suns, and allows these creatures to come out […]


December 4, 2010

I love smart sci-fi. Moon is a really cool movie which is able to do something which sets it apart. It takes the revealing surprise behind its story and, instead of waiting to show it until the end for the shocking, twist ending like it could have, it reveals it in the middle. This way […]

Repo Men

August 22, 2010

Oh 2010, why have you been giving me such poor movies? Repo Men is set in a futuristic world where a company provides people with fully functional artificial body parts, but if you don’t keep up with the payments they send out repo men who cut you up and take the body parts back. Normally […]

Film Club Review – Sunshine

May 11, 2010

Sunshine This movie broke my heart. This film was brilliant in almost every way. The concept was wonderfully interesting and executed in such a way that we believed what was happening the whole time. The cast and crew obviously took it seriously. The photography was stunningly beautiful and the score, well, the score was one […]