It’s been a good year for movies—better than I thought it was going to be. I thought it was going to be the year of lulls before the awesomeness of next year, Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Episode XII: Revenge of the Gungans (title unconfirmed).
But I was wrong and very excited to be wrong. Not only am I excited for good movies but the best movie of the year so far (Guardians of the Galaxy) and the most underrated movie of the summer (Edge of Tomorrow) are both science fiction. Real, fun exciting, genuinely good science fiction.
I’m also crazy excited for Interstellar coming out in a couple weeks.
This is probably the fallout from Gravity last year. Now with Guardians being the best movie of the year so far science fiction is becoming even more popular. If Interstellar is good enough then it could be two years in a row when a science fiction movie has been in serious contention for best picture.
Why bring this up? Mostly because I’m curious about what the next trend is going to be. Vampires are done. I’ve also heard that publishers aren’t buying anymore supernatural YA manuscripts. How cool would it be if science fiction became the next trend?
Books usually lead these trends. Then when those books become super popular they get turned into movies. Now that the studio has seen that science fiction can do really well at the box office maybe they will start making popular science fiction into awesome movies.
How cool would it be if they made a cinematic Ronos Trilogy?
What science fiction story do you want to see adapted for the big screen?