8 science fiction films that are really optimistic about the futureVika
For some reason, cinematographers look pessimistically at the future. "Running on a blade", "Childhood man", "Mad Max" and "Through the dream" - here are just some of the pictures depicting anti-utopian or post-apocalyptic future. They are all good, as are many others, but they are less, they have an element of oppression. They make us worry about what may happen in the coming years.
Glory to God, for a small handful of films that look at themselves with optimism in the future. These films are proudly less, and they give us a glimmer of hope. They are waiting for good things in the future. In some of these cinematic futures, technologies make life better for everyone. Some see the world between countries that were previously in conflict. Others see significant progress in health issues or environmental protection. When you watch these movies, it becomes easier to have a positive look at things.
Most of the films about aliens coming to Earth depict them as a threat. Usually they come to conquer, deplete the resources of our planets or do something about it. Here's what makes Arrival so refreshing. He represents his own scenario, in which the strangers offer something more malicious. Of course, people are initially ready for the worst, while linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) will not understand what they are trying to communicate. She listens and learns, and there is a difference.
2. Valerian and the city of a thousand planets.
"Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" is a kind-hearted science-fiction tale in general, but the initial sequence really explains why it is important. David Bowie's song "Space Odyssey" plays over the soundtrack, and we become witnesses to something inspiring. Astronauts from different countries and planets warmly greet each other after tying their spaceships in a huge floating city called Alpha. This is a montage of handshake when all these divisive beings unite for the common good.
3. Black Panther.
In the "Black Panther," the future has already come. At first glance, this is the story of T’Chally, the prince of the African nation named Wakanda. When a powerful piece of technology is stolen from his country, he intends to return it. Further follows the literal battle for control over Wakanda, while T’Challa has to contend with a formidable rival named Eric Killmonger. In the process, he becomes an eponymous superhero. Ignoring the fact that the action is happening in our days, "Black Panther" perfectly makes it clear that Wakanda possesses technology that goes far beyond the framework that is in the rest of the world. All the rest are consumed as a minimum of a hundred to develop what they already have. With the help of the Marvel Tale template, the Black Panther is immersed in the idea that the frontier countries have a moral obligation to share their achievements with the rest of the world. The technologies that Vakanda owns are obviously able to solve many world problems, from hunger to the problems surrounding the environment, turning the world into a more utopian place.
In "Her" Joaquin Phoenix plays Theodore Twombley, a depressed man whose wife is divorced from him. His best friend is trying to arrange a date for him blindly, but he just is not ready to do it again. Then something unexpected happens. Theodore begins to establish a connection with Samantha, the operating system with its own portable device, similar to a cell phone. However, this is not the usual OS. Samantha is part of new wave technology, similar to Alexa or Siri, but a little more advanced.
5. Cosmic Odyssey 2001.
At the heart of the Cosmic Odyssey of 2001 is a conflict between man and machine. The group of astronauts, headed by Dr. Dave Bowman, is on a mission to discover the origin of a strange artifact buried under the moon. Their ship is controlled by a computer called HAL. Something happens, and HAL starts strange news, refusing to carry out orders, and, apparently, begins to hate Dave. The success of the mission comes suddenly under threat. The key to optimism is best presented in its own famous frame. In the prologue, the action that takes place in prehistoric times is described as a monkey throwing a bone in the air. The camera follows the bone, and then immediately goes to the satellite floating in space. The idea is to mark the achievements of humanity in the extension of the millennium. Director Stanley Kubrick offers viewers future, completely clean, sophisticated technologies, as well as characters who continue their search for knowledge.
6. Mr. Nikto.
The string theory, the principle of entropy, and the butterfly effect are all part of the 2009 science-fiction epic "Mr. Nikto." Jared Leto plays Nemo, a 118-year-old man who turned out to be the last mortal man on Earth. On his deathbed, he tells the reporter different versions of his life. Although the concept of time is a changing film, he can remember several different ways in which he could have lived his life, revealing what happens to each of them. Mr. Nikto does not represent the world without pain and death. Science has figured out how to renew cells indefinitely, and that means that people can live forever. No one should worry about the fact that he has too little time because they literally have all the time in the world. Therefore, it is impossible to use this tempo of time to "remember" the finale, which brings him the greatest happiness, that is, in which he finds real love. Although along the way with Nemo there are some difficult things, the future film - this is a place where no one really needs to worry about the loss of someone else, even if he is the last person who has a mind.
7. The city of heroes.
"City of Heroes" Disney comforts everyone who is afraid of the disease. The action takes place in the fictional city of San Francisco, which, as the name implies, represents its own mixture of San Francisco and Tokyo, it follows Hiro Hamadoi, the prodigy of robotics. He invented a personal medical robot named Beimax. These two go on an adventure when one of his other inventions is stolen by someone with evil intentions. The city of heroes shows a futuristic city in which technology is respected and the world is changed. In fact, science here is considered cool, while new discoveries reveal ways to make the world better. Creative minds, standing behind them, are portrayed heroically.
In "Destroyer" Sylvester Stallone plays John Sparta, a police officer who was frozen in a cryogenic mode in 1996 and then thawed in 2032. Unfortunately, the dangerous killer, with whom he was frozen, also froze, and he runs away to re-establish his criminal activity. Sparta has to bring him back to responsibility. The film is very cruel, which is deliberately ironic. The future of the Destroyer is quite peaceful. There were immoral behavior, delinquency, and abuse of psychoactive substances, as well as an unhealthy way of life. Besides, Taco Bell is the only reserved chain restaurant, so what could be better? Spartan believes that the future has gone too far, considering that sex and red meat are no longer allowed. In his adventure to destroy the psyche, he works together with a group of opponents called Scraps to provoke some change. At the end of the film, really bad things are still forbidden, but the element of personal choice was restored, creating the best situation out of both worlds. This cultic science-fiction favorite has a bright future.