Hello everyone, as most of you are working on your first novel or practicing on writing one, I'm pretty much doing script work. So I feel like I'm really the only movie guy on WF. That being said, let's talk about science fiction movies. However, I have had some problems with the latest sci-fi movie trends lately. I feel that special-effects have become the selling point of sci-fi movies, rather than a tool to enhance a fictional world that would otherwise be really hard or impossible to depict in reality. Take a look at the Oscars every year. Most Oscars for science fiction films are shoved for the special effects category. Either the Academy is too snobbish and elite or that the writing in big-budget sci-fi isn't really good enough to win Best screenplay/Best Picture. 2. Franchises. I will admit, I'm a fan of some sci-fi franchises out there, but when it comes to movies, these are big game for the box office market. 2015 is the year for a few big ones. Star Wars Episode 7, Jurassic World, and Terminator :Genisys are just the few of them. While I do want to check these out, I know that these films are less likely to blow my mind. These films exist solely to make money so they can feed off the nostalgia factor and acquired fanbases from these franchises. I mean, the director or writer for these movies might bring up the themes and philosophical points in the story in some interview, but I know they aren't really serious about it. 3. Lack of creativity. I think this is one of the reasons why I'm gonna start venturing more into sci-fi literature. I've seen a lot of uninspired sci-fi worlds on the big screen. Even ones from movies that I liked a lot. I'm talking about poor extrapolation on predicting a future world. You don't need to get all hyper-optimistic like it's Star Trek but boy have I seen a lot of stories that are set 200 years from now, but still look like it's the present. I'm going to be pointing fingers at the movie Elysium which is a film that seems to occupy my mind every now and then. This was probably because I became a fan of the director Neil Blomkamp after his debut film, District 9 then suddenly became disappointed after Elysium. These are just a few things I can list off the top of my head so if you're into sci-fi movies, what's bothering you about some of them? Kind of sad how some the good recent sci-fi films are the ones that don't get a lot of attention. (they're usually indie).