This was one of those really good movies that was ruined by a trailer that showed too much. Despite this fact, we still think it’s a pretty interesting movie especially if you’re into post-apocalyptic settings, commentaries on the human condition, Tom Cruise, and Morgan Freeman.
2. 2001: A Space Odyssey
Few films actually maintain the social relevance it had during its first release up until the present. There have been many reiterations of the man versus machine trope in films but nothing comes close to being as mysterious and eerie as how the story of 2001: A Space Odyssey unfolds. From the revelation of the weird monolith to the slow escalation of tension between the crewmates thanks to HAL, 2001: A Space Odyssey will definitely mess you up for all the right reasons.
Interstellar got us on the edge of our seats the first time we saw it. It had a real nice way of keeping us intrigued as to what is really happening and scared enough to get our heart pumping throughout the movie. It mixes elements of sci-fi and horror perfectly, which made it a standout among most space movies. Plus points since it’s the first supposedly accurate depiction of what a black hole would look like.
Despite having a relatively small budget, Moon makes the most out of what it had by using really creative shots and interesting dialogue to progress the movie. Looking back, Moon’s plot actually resembles both Oblivion and 2001: A Space Odyssey but explores different tones and emotions in its narrative, opting for a more emotional and heartbreaking story.
It’s awesome (and kind of disturbing) how Pixar managed to
keep the themes of the movie so cute and easily digestible. While the animation
style helps a lot, we think what really makes everything eerily relatable
is that we can actually see the events of WALL·E happening in the near future.
From the huge mountains of trash to the fitless humans that have lost their
motor skills, everything just seems so plausible nowadays.