Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)

Country: USA
Running Time: 133 minutes
Directed by: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen, Alan Tudyk, Jiang Wen 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story shows that it’s possible to make a Star Wars film without the Jedi or the Skywalker family drama. Even so, Rogue One can’t get away from the original trilogy. I saw the movie with a friend of mine who deliberately avoided Rogue One spoilers, including its synopsis and trailers. Imagine her surprise when, instead of continuing adventures of Ray, Finn, and Poe, she got yet another Star Wars movie about the Death Star. Although I don’t share her disappointment, I can relate.

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Westworld (2016)

HBO Westworld TV show 2016Country: USA
Created by: Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy

Starring: Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton, Jeffrey Wright, James Marsden, Ed Harris, Anthony Hopkins

Even with all the reboots and remakes nowadays, it’s rare to see one of them actually expand and improve upon the original. Sci-fi western series Westworld is one of those rare exceptions.

Westworld was created by Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan who, together with his brother Christopher, made movies such as Inception and Memento. The cast of the show includes acting heavyweights such as Ed Harris and Anthony Hopkins. Audience expectations were high and, for the most part, Westworld delivers.

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Ascension (2014)

Poster - Ascension

Country: USA
Created by:  Adrian Cruz, Philip Levens
Starring: Tricia Helfer, Gil Bellows, Brian Van Holt, Brandon P Bell, Jacqueline Byers, Lauren Lee Smith, Jessica Sipos

Ascension is a sci-fi show about a giant nuclear-powered spaceship built in the 1960s that’s been flying towards the new solar system for 50 years. How amazing is that?!

During the 1950s, US scientists on something called Project Orion. The idea was to build a spaceship that would use explosions of A-bombs to propel itself through space. Project Orion was an awesome insanity, something straight out of Fallout computer games. Naturally, the project was cancelled. Something about the ship’s nuclear fallout raining all over the planet. Stupid sensible people with their sensible precautions!

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Logan’s Run (1976.)

Logan's Run PosterZemlja: SAD
Trajanje: 118 minuta
Režija: Michael Anderson
Uloge: Michael York, Jenny Agutter, Farrah Fawcett, Peter Ustinov

Recenzija s kojom sam, u svibnju 2016, osvojio 3. mjesto na natječaju portala fak.hr za najbolju amatersku filmsku recenziju.

Logan’s Run bi bio samo još jedan holivudski film o trijumfu usamljenog heroja nad konformističkim kolektivom da dotični kolektiv nije toliko privlačan. U naizgled idiličnom gradu budućnosti, mladi, zdravi, lijepi stanovnici životare u hedonizmu i dokolici. Nažalost, na svoj trideseti rođendan svatko biva ritualno pogubljen.
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Babylon 5 (1994.)

Babylon 5 PosterZemlja: SAD
Kreirao: J. Michael Straczynski
Glume: Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O’Hare, Claudia Christian, Mira Furlan, Jerry Doyle, Richard Biggs, Bill Mumy, Peter Jurasik, Andreas Katsulas

Što znači biti junakom? Optimistični nam Amerikanci kao junake nerijetko prikazuje likove koji, uz puno truda, sreće i talenta, savladaju sve prepreke. To je sve lijepo i krasno, ali sa brdovitog Balkana američki se san čini naivnim. Ponekad život jednostavno nije pošten a junakova žrtva za plemeniti cilj bude uzaludna. Zašto bi onda pobogu itko želio biti junakom? Američka SF serija Babylon 5 nam odgovara kako plemenitost i hrabrost proizlaze upravo iz naših moralnih odluka, ma koliko se one činile besmislenim.  Na muci se poznaju junaci.

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