Science Fiction – Top 5 (Courier #20)

22 Apr

5) District 9


Sharlto Copley brilliantly plays the affable Wikus Van De Merwe in this fresh and South African based take on the sci-fi genre. Aliens, affectionately known as ‘prawns,’ live in South African slums and need to be moved to a new refugee camp. With Wikus in charge what could go wrong?

4) Aliens


James Cameron directs this highly charged sequel to Alien, which is another sci-fi classic; proving the point that sequels aren’t all bad. Ellen Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) returns to the planet fromAlien, but this time the rescue team bring some firepower. Fantastic action, eminently quotable – a real must-see!

3) The Matrix


Already a modern sci-fi classic, this is a tale about a computer hacker called Neo (Keanu Reeves), who learns about the true nature of reality thanks to the mysterious Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne). Ground-breaking use of CGI, coupled with slow-motion laced action and an intriguing story all combine to create the foundation of one the most popular sci-fi trilogies.

2) Back To The Future


Mixing sci-fi, adventure and comedy rarely works but Back to the Future is certainly one of the most-loved sci-fi films thanks to the charm of Michael J. Fox as the ultimate ‘too cool for school’ kid – Marty McFly. Making the DeLorean seem like the greatest car on Earth is just one of the film’s many achievements.

1) Star Wars : Episode VI : A New Hope


The ultimate sci-fi franchise began in 1977 with Episode IV: A New Hope. It introduced the world to the Star Wars space-opera universe – the iconic theme music, the unforgettable characters and a classic tale of good versus evil. One cannot speak of the sci-fi genre without mentioning these two words: “Star” and “Wars”.


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