Monday, February 16, 2015

February Reviews

February is a pretty good month for SF films in the cinema. You might want to view one of these this month, but don't forget to write a review.

Movie poster: Jupiter Ascending The most recently released movie (6 February), Jupiter Ascending, tells a story set in a bright and colorful future. Jupiter Jones was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning toilets and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine, a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Movie poster: Project Almanac Project Almanac showed up in theaters at the end of January. A group of friends discover plans for a time machine and decide to build it. They use it to fix their problems and for personal gain, but as the future falls apart with disasters, each of them disappear little by little. There's only one way to make things right—they must travel back to make sure they never invent the machine. Failure will mean the destruction of humanity.

Movie poster: Interstellar A Fall 2014 release Interstellar explores an attempt to ensure mankind's survival through interstellar travel. Matthew McConaughey stars as Cooper, a retired NASA pilot and now a farmer. Earth has been riddled by disasters, famines, and droughts, causing a scarcity in food and extreme changes in climate. A newly discovered wormhole in the far reaches of our solar system allows a team of astronauts to search for a planet that can sustain life. Coop, the pilot of the Endurance, is torn between seeing his children grow up and the future of the human race.

And, it's time to link up all reviews you posted in February. Please make sure that the link you provide is to the review itself and not to the top/home of your blog. By December, your February review would be lost in the archives.

Remember that your reviews should be of science fiction and not fantasy—though we all know there's a bit of an overlap when it comes to things like dragons (are the Pern novels SF or fantasy?) and psi. Use your own judgement and if you think others might question your categorization, perhaps explain your logic in your review.