The Andromeda Strain [1971]

“The Day of Judgement is at hand. Have mercy on my soul… and to Hell with all the others, amen!”


Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Robert Wise / Genres: Sci-fi Mystery Thriller / Year: 1971 / Rating: ***__ / Review: I can see why this film is a classic, but don't think it has aged that well. The pacing plods along, and it ended too neatly tied in a bow for my liking. Reminded me of the ending in 'War of the Worlds', aka AND THEN THEY JUST WENT AWAY!! NO REALLY THEY DID & LET'S NOT THINK ABOUT WHY OR WHAT THIS MEANS TOO LONG OKAY!! Worth watching just to see a cinematic relic but I'm not going to spend too long thinking about this one..

Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Robert Wise / Genres: Sci-fi Mystery Thriller / Year: 1971 / Rating: ***__ / Review: I can see why this film is a classic, but don’t think it has aged that well. The pacing plods along, and it ended too neatly tied in a bow for my liking. Reminded me of the ending in ‘War of the Worlds’, aka AND THEN THEY JUST WENT AWAY!! NO REALLY THEY DID & LET’S NOT THINK ABOUT WHY OR WHAT THIS MEANS TOO LONG OKAY!! Worth watching just to see a cinematic relic but I’m not going to spend too long thinking about this one..

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Thor: Love & Thunder [2022]

“I need to figure out exactly who I am.”


Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Taika Waititi / Genres: Sci-fi Action Fantasy / Year: 2022 / Rating: ***__ / Review: I feel like Thor's journey to discover Gorr came way too easy and that Gorr could have been a bigger villainous device considering he's one of the most powerful characters in the MCU. Bale was incredible & so spooky. I enjoyed Portman's storyline in this film, and think it closed the romantic door nicely. Overall thought it was a fun watch, but this film suffers immensely from being in the shadow of Ragnarok.

Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Taika Waititi / Genres: Sci-fi Action Fantasy / Year: 2022 / Rating: ***__ / Review: I feel like Thor’s journey to discover Gorr came way too easy and that Gorr could have been a bigger villainous device considering he’s one of the most powerful characters in the MCU. Bale was incredible & so spooky. I enjoyed Portman’s storyline in this film, and think it closed the romantic door nicely. Overall thought it was a fun watch, but this film suffers immensely from being in the shadow of Ragnarok.

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Palm Springs [2019]

“We kind of have no choice but to live. So I think your best bet is just to learn how to suffer existence.”


Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Max Barbakow / Genres: Sci-fi Comedy Romance / Year: 2020 / Rating: ***__ / Review: Starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti and J.K. Simmons, this lighthearted comedy dips its toe into sci-fi with a modernised take on Groundhog Day. There's one moment in the film where the characters gloss over something saying "is it real? It doesn't matter" and I think that sums up a lot of the film. Is it great sci-fi? It's kinda goofy, and there are lots of questions left unanswered but otherwise entertaining. I would particularly recommend this for those who aren't normally super into sci-fi/fantasy.

Image description: The image says the following: Directors: Max Barbakow / Genres: Sci-fi Comedy Romance / Year: 2020 / Rating: ***__ / Review: Starring Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti and J.K. Simmons, this lighthearted comedy dips its toe into sci-fi with a modernised take on Groundhog Day. There’s one moment in the film where the characters gloss over something saying “is it real? It doesn’t matter” and I think that sums up a lot of the film. Is it great sci-fi? It’s kinda goofy, and there are lots of questions left unanswered but otherwise entertaining. I would particularly recommend this for those who aren’t normally super into sci-fi/fantasy.

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