Godzilla became popular in the mid-fifties and sixties, when fear of the atom bomb and what it could do was high on the minds of the public.
For fans of Orson Scott Card, Ender’s Game is a must see, and for those who are not, it’s still a must see.
Oblivion is full of eye candy: the landscapes, the space pool, and of course Cruise. However, eye candy does not a movie make, which is something Cruise has forgotten along the way somewhere.
Alfonso Cuarón was not bound by any of the elements that people normally associate with the science fiction genre. Children of Men established a vision of the future that is much more like the present than some futuristic time.
The protagonists in District 9 and Avatar both grapple with the question of what defines humanity. The answer of course is that divergent species are more tied together than the protagonists realize. Hollywood has been preaching this message almost since its inception.
Unfortunately, The Fourth Kind is following in the footsteps of The Blair With Project. Not only did they advertise that the information and news footage in the film was real, they state at the start of the film that the news footage is real. Then, they state it again at the end of the movie. Guess what? The film is a hoax.
If you are feeling exhausted from the explosions and death defying stunts of the big budget blockbusters, then Moon might be just what you were looking for.