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Top 4 Sci-Fi Movies from 2021

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Science Fiction movies are a fascinating genre – they can provide escapism for the viewer, and at the same time they also provide commentary on society and people. In 2021 there weren’t many Sci-Fi films released, so it didn’t seem like it was a big trend – although out of the few Sci-Fi movies that were released, there were some that proved to be massive blockbusters, which shows that the genre is still highly profitable for the film industry.

We spoke to TechQuarters, a London-based Managed IT Support London company, about Sci-Fi movies. As a tech company themselves, they love to watch Science Fiction in their free time. One of the best things about Sci-Fi movies is that they can be as funny or as serious as you want. The whole point of the genre is to tell stories about how science and technology affects human beings, which can have serious consequences (think of Black Mirror) or funny consequences (like Back to the Future).

So, below are the 5 best Sci-Fi movies that came out in 2021.

 

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Dune

The 2021 blockbuster was the third attempt at adapting Frank Herbert’s classic science fiction novel, which tells the story of the son of a noble family who are responsible for protecting one of the most valuable and important substance in the galaxy. The original book came out in 1965 and went on to become one of the most popular and widely read Sci-Fi books of all time. For a very long time, the book was declared unfilmable – the density and complexity of the book was a major barrier to it being successfully made into a film.

The earliest attempt to adapt the film was in 1971, however the producer in charge of the project died in 1974, and production stalled. In the second attempt, the filmmakers planned to turn it into a 10-hour epic. Unfortunately, the project was also doomed to fail, as was the third attempt. Finally, in 1984, a new project started which led to the David Lynch directed film in 1984 – this version was very unpopular.

The 2021 Dune film represents the first time the book has been successfully adapted in the eyes of the fans. The film received highly positive reviews, and a sequel was greenlit shortly after the box office release.

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The Matrix Resurrections

Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated, but least expected sequel in recent memory, The Matrix: Resurrections is the continuation of the classic Matrix trilogy. It all began in 1999, when The Matrix was released, and almost immediately became a Sci-Fi classic that would influence popular culture for a long time to come.

The film was extended into a trilogy the continued the story and expanded the world that was built in the first film. Many people were confused by the ending of the third film in the series, and much speculation has been made about what happened to the main characters. Those speculations are answered in full with the latest instalment, The Matrix: Resurrections, which was released just before Christmas.

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The Mitchells Vs. The Machines

This is a film that has had some difficulties before release. Originally, the film was planned to be released to theatres by Sony Pictures in 2020 – this was just before the COVID-19 pandemic, and due to the fact that many venues were forced to close down, Sony decided to sell the distribution rights to Netflix. In April 2021, the film had a limited release in cinemas and then it went to Netflix

The story is of a dysfunctional family that has to fight their way through a robot uprising during a family road trip. The idea of robot uprisings has been popular ever since the first Terminator film came out in 1984, but this is one of the few times where the subject has been told in a funny way. . The film has received critical acclaim since its release.

 

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Evangelion 3.0+1.0 Thrice Upon A Time

This 2021 Japanese animated film is based on the original animated series, Neon Genesis Evangelion, which is one of the most well known and well loved Japanese anime series ever made. The story is set in the future after a global attack was launched on humanity by a race of possibly alien beings – giant creatures that have immense and terrible powers. The story follows a 14-year-old boy who is made to pilot a giant robot in order to fight the invaders.

After several projects that attempted to re-write and present the story the way in which the writers had originally intended, a new series of films called Rebuild of Evangelion, was finally made. This series is a complete retelling of the original series, but with new animations, new scenes and settings. The final film, Evangelion 3.0_1.0 Thrice Upon a Time, is the fourth film in the new series.

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