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Amph New and Revised 2018 Sci Fi Movie Preview

Discussion in 'Community' started by Rylo Ken, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The genre is alive and kicking, though franchise-infected and desperate for new ideas.

    January 2: 2018 Cloverfield Movie

    In keeping with Abrams tradition, nothing is known about this movie. Abrams has attempted to franchise a series of unrelated movies. Why? Because franchise-branding an unfranchised movie is just smart marketing, that’s why.

    February 23. Annihilation

    A high end adaptation of the 2014 VanderMeer book, starring Natalie Portman and directed by Mr. Ex Machina. Hard to tell if the book will translate into something watchable, but I’m optimistic. I think it's safe to say that, no matter what else, you have not already seen this movie.

    March 9. A Wrinkle In Time

    A classic of 20th century children’s literature, adapted with zero grace and style from the looks of the trailers. Disney has a contender for its Tomorrowland of 2018.

    March 23. Pacific Rim, Uprising

    Bad news: Pacific Rim. Good news. Boyega!

    March 30. Ready Player One

    Looks like Spielberg’s bid to return to the box office big league. But why did it have to be Ready Player One?

    May 25. Solo. A Star Wars story

    Move over Rogue One. Looks like competition for worst Star Wars movie of the 21st century.

    June 22. Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom.

    Dinosaurs and volcanoes, oh my. I’m sorry that you are going to pay actual money to see this movie.

    July 20. Alita, Battle Angel

    This movie has been in development for as long as the Freemasons have been around. Unfortunately, the trailer was a bit anticlimactic, and so is most of the work of Robert Rodriguez.

    August 3. The Predator

    As unnecessary as it is inevitable. Have marked my calendar to just give in and go see it.

    August 17. Captive State

    A post alien invasion apocalypse story. this movie has been made a dozen times in as many years, but I will keep going to see it probably.

    August 31. Kin

    Nothing from the story synopsis indicates why this is a sci fi film. But it has James Franco in it, so we already know it’s going to bomb.

    September 24. The Darkest Minds

    Starring Sequel Trilogy alum Gwendoline Christie! “After a disease kills 98% of America's children, the surviving 2% develop superpowers and are placed in internment camps. A 16-year-old girl escapes her camp and joins a group of other teens on the run from the government.”

    December 14. Mortal Engines

    Peter Jackson As Producer Not Director triumphantly reclaims his mid-December opening weekend from the Star Wars franchise for something that is refreshingly not a franchise/sequel/reboot. I will call this the biggest and most gratifying non franchise movie of 2018, because I’d like it to be that. Unfortunately but not unexpectedly, it may be the birth of a new franchise, as there’s more than one book. The next Hunger Games!
     
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  2. Diggy

    Diggy Force Ghost star 7

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    R1>AOTC and ROTS.

    And I knew I should have copy written the Tomorrowland line. DAMMIT.
     
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  3. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    not theft: homage.
     
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  4. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    I liked 10 Cloverfield Lane until the ending when it suddenly turned into the Tom Cruise War of the Worlds.
     
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  5. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I liked Tom Cruise War of the Worlds until the middle when it turned into an hour of Tim Robbins, Master Thespian!
     
  6. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Force Ghost star 8

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    Alita, Battle Angel is going to be 2018's Valerian. Calling it now. I can't wait to write my end of the year rant/review of it.
     
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  7. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    Ready Player One is the movie I'm most looking forward to seeing from the list above. The ability to get consent to use various pop culture and studio IP into one film is a feat onto itself. And it's Spielberg taking another dip into the genre.

    I had no idea the next Cloverfield movie is dropping in January. I really like the last one as it had the Twilight Zone/Outer Limits flavor mixed into the story telling.


    The Annihilation trailer piqued my interest and I'm leaning towards seeing it in a theater.

    I'll be seeing Pacific Rim, Uprising, Solo. A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom, Alita, Battle Angel and The Predator in theaters when they're released.

    Maze Runner, Death Cure, should be on this list as well. I thought the first film was pretty good with the mystery element going for it.
     
  8. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I forgot Maze Runner. I also forgot, probably intentionally, Bumblebee (lol)
     
  9. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I was intrigued by the first trailer for Annihilation but this latest one makes it look more like some generic sci-fi horror flick. Hopefully it was just another misleading trailer.
     
  10. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    The last Transformers flick made everyone want to forget about the franchise.

    I know Netflix's Bright is going to be released next week, but since it's at the end of the year, it might some thing to be considered.


    I was going to add Netflix's Altered Carbon, but realized it's new series and not a movie.

     
  11. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    I'll believe Solo actually comes out in May when it's been out for a week and not a second sooner.
     
  12. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    You can use that week to read The Winds of Winter!
     
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  13. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The kind of movie that needs to be saved by Ron Howard is not the kind of movie that needs to be seen by anyone, ever.
     
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  14. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I liked the OP not for the movies, just for the descriptions.
     
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  15. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    By the way, supposedly a Mortal Engines teaser in front of The Last Jedi. Hope that's not a spoiler.
     
  16. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I'm surprised they don't have a teaser for Solo to go with it. I guess that would make too much sense?
     
  17. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    see Ramza's post
     
  18. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    They can still make a trailer for a nonexistent movie!
     
  19. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    I was really startled to find out Alita Battle Angel has actually been made. It's been literally something like 18 years.
     
  20. Sith_Sensei__Prime

    Sith_Sensei__Prime Chosen One star 6

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    Alita: Battle Angel is shaping up to be 2018's version of Ghost In the Shell with the initial reactions.
     
  21. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    the production design made me lol though. American Girl: Battle Angel
     
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  22. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Great job on the descriptions. I only knew about two or three of those, but after reading this I am certain that I will watch exactly none of them.
     
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  23. Rylo Ken

    Rylo Ken Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    The only thing worse than being a Star Wars fan is being a science fiction fan. It's like being a fan of hookworms and dysentery.
     
  24. a star war

    a star war Jedi Master star 4

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    Nope. That's exactly what it is.
     
  25. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    It will be astonishingly vacuous, like the novel; and I think we should use the title that it deserves: A Poor Man's Snow Crash.
     
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